Bioremediation and Phytoremediation Technologies in Sustainable Soil Management

Volume 2: Microbial Approaches and Recent Trends
Junaid Ahmad Malik, Megh R. Goyal

ISBN: 978-1-774-63719-7
Publisher/Imprint: AAP, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
Pages: 332
Format: Print/e-Book
Language: English
Edition/Volume: 2nd
© Year: 2022
Publication date: February 2022



About the Book

This 4-volume set focuses on the use of microbial bioremediation and phytoremediation to clean up pollutants in soil, such as pesticides, petroleum hydrocarbons, metals, and chlorinated solvents, which reduce the soil’s fertility and renders it unfit for plant growth.

Volume 2: Microbial Approaches and Recent Trends focuses on new and emerging techniques and approaches to address soil pollution. These include the use of rhizobacteria, archaea, cyanobacteria, and microalgae as biofertilizers and for soil bioremediation efforts. New technologies for assessment of soil bioremediation are explored also. The chapters provide in-depth coverage of the mechanisms, advantages, and disadvantages of the technologies used and highlight the use of different microbial enzymes that are used in the process of bioremediation and phytoremediation to clean up different pollutants without causing damage to the natural environment.

Other volumes in the 4-volume set:
• Volume 1: Fundamental Aspects and Contaminated Sites
• Volume 3: Inventive Techniques, Research Methods, and Case Studies
• Volume 4: Degradation of Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Together, these four volumes provide in-depth coverage of the mechanisms, advantages, and disadvantages of the bioremediation and phytoremediation technologies for safe and sustainable soil management. The diverse topics help to arm biologists, agricultural engineers, environmental and soil scientists and chemists with the information and tools they need to address soil toxins that are a dangerous risk to plants, wildlife, humans and, of course, the soil itself.

Table of Contents


1. Role of Rhizobacteria in Phytoremediation of Metal Contaminated Lands 

Umair Riaz, Tariq Mehmood, Muhammad Irfan Sohail, Fatima Akmal, and Natasha Erum 
2. Role of Archaea in the Remediation of Contaminated Soils 
Chanda Parulekar Berde and Vikrant B. Berde 

3. Microalgae and Cyanobacteria: Potential Biofertilizers 
Junaid Ahmad Malik 
4. Microalgae as Biofertilizer for Sustainable Agricultural Productivity 
Sahil, Kirti Sharma and Shabir A. Rather 
5. Microbial Biotechnology: Potential of Fungal Enzymes in Soil Bioremediation 
Subhosh Chandra Muni Ramanna Gari, Srinivasulu Mandala, Naga Raju Maddela, Suresh Yadav Panyam, and Pallaval Veera Bramhachari 
6. Soil Bioremediation Strategies Based on Fungal Enzymes 
Umair Riaz, Ghulam Murtaza, Shazia Iqbal, and Tabinda Athar 

7. Assessment of Current Soil Bioremediation Technologies 
Pritisha Barik, Trinath Biswal, and Junaid Ahmad Malik 
8. Sustainable Agroecosystems: Recent Trends and Approaches in Phytoremediation and Rhizoremediation 
Wajiha Anum, Umair Riaz, Ghulam Murtaza, Muhammad Umair Raza, and Asad-Ur-Rahman 
9. Sustainable Soil Health and Crop Improvement: Recent Trends in Bioremediation Tools 
Suraksha Chanotra and Azad Gull 
10. Assessment of Remediation Efficiency: Microbial Indicators of Soil Health 
Laila Shahzad, Umair Riaz, and Faiza Sharif 
11. Recent Trends in Transgenic Plants for Enhanced Phytoremediation 
Shahnaz Anjum, Shayista Yousuf, and Urfeya Mirza 
12. Nanobioremediation: An Integrated Approach for Management of Contaminated Sites 
Rayees Ahmad Zargar, Khursheed Ahmad Wani, and Junaid Ahmad Malik

About the Authors/Editors


Junaid Ahmad Malik, PhD, is a Lecturer with the Department of Zoology at Government Degree College, Bijbehara, Kashmir (J&K), India. He has published research articles and technical papers in international journals and has authored and edited books, book chapters, and popular editorial articles. He also serves as an editor and reviewer for several journals.

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a prolific author and editor. He is a retired professor from the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico. A former soil conservation inspector, Dr. Goyal was proclaimed as the “Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century” by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering.

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