Soil Remediation and Plants

Soil Remediation and Plants

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The soil is being contaminated continuously by a large number of pollutants. Among them, heavy metals are an exclusive group of toxicants because they are stable and difficult to disseminate into non-toxic forms. The ever-increasing concentrations of such pollutants in the soil are considered serious threats toward everyonea€™s health and the environment. Many techniques are used to clean, eliminate, obliterate or sequester these hazardous pollutants from the soil. However, these techniques can be costly, labor intensive, and often disquieting. Phytoremediation is a simple, cost effective, environmental friendly and fast-emerging new technology for eliminating toxic heavy metals and other related soil pollutants. Soil Remediation and Plants provides a common platform for biologists, agricultural engineers, environmental scientists, and chemists, working with a common aim of finding sustainable solutions to various environmental issues. The book provides an overview of ecosystem approaches and phytotechnologies and their cumulative significance in relation to solving various environmental problems. Identifies the molecular mechanisms through which plants are able to remediate pollutants from the soil Examines the challenges and possibilities towards the various phytoremediation candidates Includes the latest research and ongoing progress in phytoremediationrelief, organisms and time factor, reflecting different kinds and degrees of soil formation factors and their combinations ... Physiography and the water resources help to make the soil fertile to some extent, but the total nutrient content varies fromanbsp;...

Title:Soil Remediation and Plants
Author:Khalid Hakeem, Muhammad Sabir, Munir Ozturk, Ahmet Ruhi Mermut
Publisher:Academic Press - 2014-08-29


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