1st Edition

Bioenergy Crops A Sustainable Means of Phytoremediation

Edited By Jos T. Puthur, Om Parkash Dhankher Copyright 2022
    276 Pages 8 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    276 Pages 8 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Bioenergy Crops: A Sustainable Means of Phytoremediation comprises a unique combination of topics related to the field of phytoremediation and bioenergy production. It highlights the future face of industries in phytoremediation and bioenergy production. The book deals with most promising plant and alga species for biomass production and phytoremediation. It deals with constructed wetlands, bioremediation and microbial fuel cells with case studies of phytoremediation and bioenergy production. The comprehensive knowledge on the dual aspects of hyperaccumulators in phytoremediation and bioenergy production guides graduates, post-graduates as well as researchers to know the latest updates in the field.

    Key Features:
    • Presents dual aspects of hyperaccumulators in phytoremediation and bioenergy production.
    • Highlights the future face of industries in phytoremediation and bioenergy production.
    • Focuses the promising candidates exploits as hyperaccumulator and biomass producers.
    • Explains the role of algae and microbes in bioremediation and bioenergy production.
    • Represents a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis in the field of phytoremediation as well as bioenergy production.

    1. Bioenergy Plants: A Sustainable Solution for Heavy Metal Phytoremediation 

    P.P. Sameena, Nair G. Sarath, Louis Noble, M.S. Amritha, Om P. Dhankher and Jos T. Puthur 

    2. Organic Contaminants and Phytoremediation: A Critical Appraisal 

    Rogimon P. Thomas, Joby Paul, Vinod V. and Kannan V. Manian 

    3. Bioremediation: Plants and Microbes for Restoration of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils 

    Harsh Kumar, Shumailah Ishtiyaq, Mayank Varun, Paulo J.C. Favas, Clement O. Ogunkunle and Manoj S. Paul 

    4. Phytoremediation Potential of Non-Edible Biofuel Plants: Physic Nut (Jatropha curcas), Castor Bean (Ricinus communis) and Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes

    Reckson Kamusoko and Raphael M. Jingura 

    5. Water Hyacinth: A Potent Source for Phytoremediation and Biofuel Production 

    Elizabeth Cherian and Shanti Joseph 

    6. Algae: Source of Biofuel and Phytoremediation 

    N.K. Aliya, C.M. Jijeesh and K.C. Jisha 

    7. Biomass Production and Energetic Valorization in Constructed Wetlands 

    S.I.A. Pereira, P.M.L. Castro and C.S.C. Calheiros 

    8. Wastewater Remediation and Biomass Production: A Hybrid Technology to Remove Pollutants 

    Palliyath Sruthi, A.K. Sinisha and K.V. Ajayan 

    9. Waste to Bioenergy: A Sustainable Approach 

    Monika Yadav, Gurudatta Singh, Jayant Karwadiya, Akshaya Prakash Chengatt, Delse Parekkattil Sebastian and R.N. Jadeja 

    10. Reclamation and Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Land 

    E. Janeeshma, Akhila Sen, K.P. Raj Aswathi, Riya Johnson, Om P. Dhankher and Jos T. Puthur 

    11. Global Perspective and Challenges in Utilization of Bioenergy Crops for Phytoremediation 

    A.M. Shackira, P.P. Mirshad and Misbah Naz 

    12. Bioenergy through Bioelectricity in an Integrated Bioreactor-Bioelectricity Generator System for Phenol Biodegradation 

    Anoop M. and Gayathri Premkumar 

    13. Phytoextraction of Potentially Toxic Elements from Wastewater Solids and Willow Ash – Experiences with Energy Willow (Salix triandra x S. viminalis ‘Inger’) 

    László Simon, Zsuzsanna Uri, Szabolcs Vigh, Katalin Irinyiné Oláh, Marianna Makádi and György Vincze 

    14. Bioremediation of Wasteland Using Hydrocarbon Yielding Plant: A Case Study 

    Shobha Johari and Ashwani Kumar 


    Dr. Jos T. Puthur, Professor in the Department of Botany, University of Calicut, Malappuram, Kerala, India, is an eminent plant physiologist and expert in the area of ‘osmoregulation, biochemical and molecular responses, as well as alterations in photosynthetic processes of plants exposed to abiotic stresses’. He was awarded with TWAS research grant for promising scientific research projects, BOYSCAST fellowship of DST, Govt. of India, UGC Fellowship under Indo-Hungarian Educational Exchange programme, and TWAS-UNESCO Associate ship at centers of Excellence in South (CEFOBI, Rosario, Argentina). He is a faculty member of the massive online open course (MOOC) of Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC), MHRD, Govt of India. He was selected as a visiting scientist under INSADFG programme of International Scientific Collaboration and Exchange of Scientists to Institut für Molekulare Physiologie und Biotechnologie der Pflanzen (IMBIO), University of Bonn, Germany. He was a Visiting Scientist at the Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary. He has guided 10 students for Ph.D. and published 100 research publications in well reputed national and international journals.

    Dr. Om Parkash Dhankher, Professor of Agriculture Biotechnology in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (U.S.A) received his M.Sc. and M. Phil. in Botany from Kurukshetra University (India) and Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from Durham University (United Kingdom). He was the recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship by the Commonwealth Commission London. He developed the first transgenic plant-based approach for arsenic phytoremediation by combining the expression of two bacterial genes and translating this research from model plant Arabidopsis to high biomass non-food field crops. His major research focus is phytoremediation, bio-energy production, and developing climate-resilient crops. Along with this, his laboratory is developing arsenic-free and arsenic tolerant food crops in order to improve human health using both forward and reverse genetic approaches. Prof. Dhankher has published more than 100 referred publications and book chapters in high impact journals including Nature, Nature Biotechnology, PNAS, Plant Cell, Plant Biotechnology, New Phytologist, Plant Physiology, Environmental Science & Technology, etc., three edited books, guest edited five special issues for several journals, and six international patents were awarded to him. He is an elected fellow of Indian Society of Plant Physiology and a member of the executive committee of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), and was elected as the Vice President for the International Society for Phytotechnologies (IPS, 2015-2022). Prof. Dhankher is also serving as the senior associate editor for the International Journal of Phytoremediation, editor for the International Journal of Plant & Environment; Plant Physiology Reports, and the associate editor for the Crop Science, Plants, and the Food and Energy Security journal, etc. He has supervised over two dozen Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and postdoctoral research associates. Prof. Dhankher has established widespread national and international collaborations with researchers in Australia, India, China, Italy, Egypt, U.K., and USA.