1st Edition

Nano-phytoremediation and Environmental Pollution Strategies and Mechanisms

    352 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The book discusses nano-phytoremediation: the use of nanotechnology in combination with phytoremediation to restore polluted environs. The potentiality of plants in association with nanomaterials effectively remediate polluted areas has been elaborated meritoriously in this book. The new strategies are necessary because anthropogenic actions represent a serious threat to life on Earth. This book has given enough space for innovative and efficient technologies to restore damaged environs primarily focused on nano-phytoremediation. The first part of the book is dedicated to exploring organic and inorganic pollution and the threats they pose to living forms. The second part explores the joint use of plants and nanomaterials and the nano-phytoremediation of water and soil ecosystems. The book offers readers extensive knowledge on nano-phytoremediation as a feasible strategy to clean environmental pollution. The key features of the book are:

    ·         Nano-phytoremediation strategies to remediate soil and water ecosystems.

    ·         Special chapters dedicated to different kinds of pollutants and methods of phytoremediation.

    ·         Strategies to evaluate the success of nano-phytoremediation strategies, cost-effectiveness, and nano informatics to safe nanotechnology.

    The book can be used as a primary or supplementary text in undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate courses like biotechnology, biochemistry, and environmental engineering. It is an interesting edition for instructors, researchers, and scientists working on environmental management and pollution control.

    Chapter 1

    Environmental Pollution caused by Organic Pollutants, their Harmful impacts and Treatment through Microbiological Approach

    Chapter 2

    Nanomaterial’s interesting characteristics to remediate polluted environs

    Chapter 3

    Carbon-based nanomaterials to environs remediation

    Chapter 4

    Non-Carbon Based Nano-Materials used for Environmental pollution Remediation

    Chapter 5

    Green - Synthesis of Nanomaterials for Environmental Remediation

    Chapter 6

    Comparison Between Traditional and Nanoremediation Technology With Special Reference To Soil And Heavy Metal Contamination

    Chapter 7

    Joint Use of Nanomaterials and Plants for Remediation of Inorganic Pollutants

    Chapter 8

    Integration of Nano-phytoremediation and Omics Technology for the Sustainable Environmental Cleanup

    Chapter 9

    Water Nano-phytoremediation

    Chapter 10

    Nanotools-coupled phytoremediation: auspicious technology for detoxification of the contaminated pedospheric matrices

    Chapter 11

    Iron Nanoparticles for nano-phytoremediation

    Chapter 12

    Silver nanoparticles for nano-phytoremediation, Recent advancements and the potential of nano silver consolidated phytoremediation in ecospheric decontamination
    Recent advancements and the potential of nano silver consolidated phytoremediation in ecospheric decontamination

    Chapter 13

    Magnetic Nanoparticles for Nano-Phytoremediation

    Chapter 14

    Sustainability Aspects of Nanoremediation and Nanophytoremediation

    Chapter 15

    Emerging Techniques for Treatment of Waste water


    Dr. Fernanda Maria Policarpo Tonelli is specialized in Molecular Biology and has been studying biotechnological topics like gene delivery approaches (using engineered viral particles and nanomaterials) aiming transgenesis. She has taught topics related to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to graduate students. Dr. Tonelli has authored 12 scientific articles and more than 20 book chapters from international publishers and has reviewed various articles/book proposals. She has presented and participated in numerous national and international conferences and has also had the opportunity to contribute to the organization of various scientific events. Dr Tonelli has also dedicated herself to promote Science and Technology co-funding an ONG with this purpose and also joining a scientific divulgation group composed only by women. She has had her efforts as a researcher recognized by various awards (including For Women in Science Brazil-L’Oreal/UNESCO/ABC and Under30 Brazil – Forbes) and certificates of merit.

    Dr. Rouf Ahmad Bhat (PhD) has pursued his doctorate at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir (Division of Environmental Sciences) and presently working in the Department of School Education, Government of Jammu and Kashmir. Dr. Bhat has been teaching graduate and postgraduate students of environmental sciences for the past 3 years. He is an author of more than 55 research articles (h-index 30; i-index 44; total citation 2500) and 40 book chapters, and has published more than 40 books with international publishers (Springer, Elsevier, CRC Press Taylor and Francis, Apple Academic Press, John Wiley, IGI Global). He has his specialization in Limnology, Toxicology, Phytochemistry, and Phytoremediation. Dr. Bhat has presented and participated in numerous state, national, and international conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposium. Besides, he has worked as an associate environmental expert in World Bank-funded Flood Recovery Project and also the environmental support staff in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded development projects. He has received many awards, appreciations, and recognition for his services to the science of water testing, air, and noise analysis. He has served as an editorial board member and a reviewer of reputed international journals. Dr. Bhat is still writing and experimenting with diverse capacities of plants for use in aquatic pollution remediation.

    Dr. Gowhar Hamid Dar (PhD) is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Environmental Science, Sri Pratap College, Cluster University Srinagar, Department of Higher Education (J&K). He has a PhD in Environmental Science with specialization in Environmental Microbiology (Fish Microbiology, Fish Pathology, Industrial Microbiology, Taxonomy and Limnology). He has been teaching postgraduate and graduate students for the past many years at Post graduate Department of Environmental Science, Sri Pratap College, Cluster University Srinagar. He has more than 70 research articles (h-index 16; i-index 22; total citation >950) in international and national journals of repute and a more than 20 books with international publishers (Springer, Elsevier, CRC Press Taylor and Francis, Apple Academic Press, John Wiley, IGI Global) to his credit. Moreover, he is supervising a number of students for the completion of degrees. He has been working on the Isolation, Identification and Characterization of microbes, their pathogenic behaviour and impact of pollution on development of diseases in fish fauna for the last several years. He has received many awards and appreciations for his services towards the science and development. Besides, he also acts as a member of various research and academic committees. Further, Dr. Dar is Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator for different R&D projects sanctioned by Govt. of India and Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir.

    Dr Khalid Rehman Hakeem (PhD, FRSB) is presently working as Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. After completed his PhD (Botany; specialization in Plant Ecophysiology and Molecular Biology) from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India in 2011, he has worked as Assistant Prof. at the University of Kashmir, Srinagar for a short period. Later he joined Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia and worked there as Post Doctorate Fellow in 2012 and Fellow Researcher (Associate Prof.) from 2013-2016 respectively. He joined King Abdulaziz University in August 2016 and was promoted to professorship recently.

    Dr Hakeem has more than twelve years of teaching and research experience in Plant Eco-Physiology, Biotechnology & Molecular biology, Medicinal plant research, Plant-Microbe-soil interactions as well as in Environmental studies. He is the recipient of several fellowships at both national and international levels. He has recently been elected as the Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, London. Prof. Hakeem has served as the Visiting Scientist at Fatih Universiti, Istanbul, Turkey as well as at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. Currently, he is involved with a number of international research projects with different Govt. organizations. So far, Dr Hakeem has authored and edited more than 60 books with International publishers, including Springer Nature, Academic Press (Elsevier), CRC Press etc. He has also to his credit 121 research publications in peer reviewed international journals and 65 book chapters in edited volumes with international publishers. At present, Dr Hakeem is serving the Editorial board member and reviewer of several high impact international Scientific Journals from Elsevier, Springer Nature, Taylor, Cambridge and Francis and John Wiley Publishers.