Bioremediation and Phytoremediation Technologies in Sustainable Soil Management

Volume 3: Inventive Techniques, Research Methods, and Case Studies
Junaid Ahmad Malik, Megh R. Goyal

ISBN: 978-1-774-63987-0
Publisher/Imprint: AAP, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
Pages: 550
Format: Print/e-Book
Language: English
Edition/Volume: 3rd
© Year: 2022
Publication date: February 2022



About the Book

Phytoremediation has evolved into an important tool to improve the bioremediation process since it is an innovative green technology that uses a wide variety of plants to remediate radioactive metals and elements, organics, and chemicals from soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater environmental pollutants. Together, bioremediation and phytoremediation technologies provide an effective approach to contaminant abatement.

Volume 3 of the four-volume set identifies and draws a fresh image of existing developments in theoretical and functional implementation systems from recent scientific research studies that consider different facets of bioremediation. It also discusses the latest technology and prospects of new soil bioremediation technology and analyzes their domains, along with their associated challenges and consequences.

Other volumes in the 4-volume set:
• Volume 1: Fundamental Aspects and Contaminated Sites
• Volume 2: Microbial Approaches and Recent Trends
• 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. Bioremediation Potential of Pteridophytes 

Sonia Sharma and Sushant Sharma 
2. Potential of Ornamental Plants for Phytoremediation 
Akanksha Kaushal, Megha Gupta, and Junaid Ahmad Malik 
3. Bioremediation Potential of Helianthus annuus 
Oluwasesan M. Bello, Mojeed O. Bello, and Abiodun B. Ogbesejana 
4. Potential of Biofertilizers for Soil Enhancement: Study on Growth, Physiological, and Biochemical Traits of Medicago sativa 
R. Ben-Laouane, M. Ait-El-Mokhtar, M. Anli, A. Boutasknit, Y. Ait-Rahou, K. Oufdou, S. Wahbi, and A. Meddich 

5. Fungal Nanoparticles for Soil Health and Bioremediation 
Hujjat Ul Baligah and M. H. Chesti 
6. Exploring Toxic Heavy Metals Using Engineered Nanomaterials via Immobilization 
Anandkumar Naorem and Shiva Kumar Udayana 
7. Vermicomposting and Its Role in Agricultural Waste Management 
Nowsheen Nazir, Aroosa Khalil, Kounser Javaid, Shemoo Nisar, Insha Majid, and Shazia Mubarak 
8. Applications of Horizontal Gene Transfer in Soil Bioremediation 
Ambika Prasad Mishra, Jyoti Prakash Sahoo, Purbasha Priyadarshini Padhi, Soumya Pattnaik, and Lopamudra Jena 
9. In Vitro Screening of Heavy Metals: Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Sorghum and Horse Gram 
Thummala Chandrasekhar, M. Keerthi Kumari, and Pallaval Veera Bramhachari 
10. Potential of Agricultural Waste (Rice Husk and Sweet Lime Peel) in Bioremediation of Se (IV) Ions from Wastewater 
Amit Chattree, Shaziya Siddiqui, Imran Hasan, and Reena Mishra 

11. Bioremediation of Polyethylenes and Plastics 
Sumira Malik, Shilpa Prasad, Shashank Shekhar, Ankita Agarwal, and Shristi Kishore 
12. Bioremediation of Pesticides Using Actinobacteria 
Raman Kumar Ravi and Shalini Gupta 
13. Fungal Remediation Technology for Refinery Waste Contaminated Soil 
Shalini Gupta and Raman Kumar Ravi 
14. Biodegradation and Ecotoxicity of Petroleum Hydrocarbons: Methodology for Lab- and Field-Scale Studies 
Kondakindi Venkateswar Reddy, Chittari Amaravathi Sneha Latha Varma, Pabbati Ranjit, and Naga Raju Maddela 
15. Bioreclamation of Sodic Soils for Sustainable Agriculture 
Hitika Sharma, Drishtant Singh, Satwinder Kaur Sohal, and Samiksha Mahant 
16. Applications of Gut Microbiota of Insects in Degradation of Lignocellulosic Biomass 
Diksha, Sumit Singh, Satwinder Kaur Sohal, and Shallina Gupta 
17. Plant-Mediated Techniques in Detoxification of Mercury Contaminated Soils 
Sumira Malik, Shilpa Prasad, Shreya Ghoshal, Tanvi Kumari, and Shashank Shekhar 

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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