Phytoremediation aids to augment bioremediation as it uses broad range plants to remediate soil, sediment, surface water and ground water that have been contaminated with toxic metals, organic, pesticides and radionuclides. This book serves to disseminate detailed up to date knowledge regarding the various aspects of phytoremediation and plant-microbe interaction. The book highlights process and molecular mechanisms for industrial waste detoxification during phytoremediation in wetland plants, role of endophytic bacteria for phytoremediation of environmental pollutants, constructed wetland treatment system for treatment and recycling of hazardous wastewater, amongst other relevant topics.
- Focuses on phytoremediation process for different pollutants, mainly heavy metal detoxification in the presence of other co-pollutants.
- Includes plant-soil-microbe interactions in phytoremediations and remediation of contaminated water.
- Explores life cycle assessment of industrial waste contaminated site with organic pollutants.
- Discusses hyperaccumulator versus non-hyperaccumulator plants for environmental waste management.
- Includes bacterial assisted phytoremediation and siderophore formation in specific environmental conditions.
Table of Contents
1. Phytoremediation: A Green Sustainable Technology for Industrial Waste
[Ram Chandra and Vineet Kumar]
2. Hyperaccumulator versus Nonhyperaccumulator Plants for Environmental
[Ram Chandra, Vineet Kumar, and Kshitij Singh]
3. Adaptation Strategies of Plants against Heavy Metal Stress
[Supriya Tiwari and N. K. Dubey]
4. Molecular Mechanisms of Heavy Metal Hyperaccumulation in Plants
[Anupa Fonia, Preeti Singh, Vijetna Singh, Dhananjay Kumar, and Bhumi Nath Tripathi]
5. Effects of Heavy-Metal Accumulation on Plant Internal Structure
and Physiological Adaptation
[B. B. Maruthi Sridhar, Fengxiang X. Han, and Yi Su]
6. Role of Rhizospheric Mycobiota in Remediation of Arsenic Metalloids
[Manvi Singh, Pankaj Kumar Srivastava, and Ravindra Nath Kharwar]
7. Bacteria-Assisted Phytoremediation of Industrial Waste Pollutants
[Vineet Kumar and Ram Chandra]
8. Nutrient Availability and Plant–Microbe Interactions in Phytoremediation
of Metalliferous Soils
[Dipanwita Saha, Shibu Das, Prosenjit Chakraborty, and Aniruddha Saha]
9. Phosphate-Solubilizing Bacteria as Plant Growth Promoters and Accelerators
[Munees Ahemad and Jawed Iqbal]
10. Quorum Sensing and Siderophore Formation Mechanism of Rhizospheric
Bacteria during Phytoremediation of Environmental Pollutants
[Sangeeta Yadav and Ram Chandra]
11. Common Weeds as Potential Tools for In Situ Phytoremediation
and Eco-Restoration of Industrially Polluted Sites
[Dhananjay Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, and Narendra Kumar]
12. Endophytic Bacterial Diversity in Roots of Wetland Plants and Their
Potential for Enhancing Phytoremediation of Environmental Pollutants
[Ram Chandra and Kshitij Singh]
13. Phytoremediation as a Green and Clean Tool for Textile Dye Pollution
[Niraj R. Rane, Rahul V. Khandare, Anuprita D. Watharkar, and Sanjay P. Govindwar]
14. Phytotoxicity: An Essential Tool in Ecological Risk Assessment
[Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Bhanu Pandey, and Shivani Uniyal]
15. Vermicomposting of Lignocellulosic Waste: A Biotechnological Tool
for Waste Management
[Kavita Sharma and V. K. Garg]
16. Phytocapping Technology for Sustainable Management of Landfill Sites
[Sunil Kumar and Abhishek Khapre]
17. Plant–Endophytic Bacterial Diversity for Production of Useful Metabolites
and Their Effect on Environmental Parameters
[Ajit Kumar Passari, Vineet Kumar Mishra, Zothanpuia, and Bhim Pratap Singh]
18. Phytoremediation of Industrial Pollutants and Life Cycle Assessment
[Ram Chandra, Vineet Kumar, Sonam Tripathi, and Pooja Sharma]
19. Biochemical and Molecular Aspects of Arsenic Tolerance in Plants
[Preeti Tripathi, Surabhi Awasthi, Reshu Chauhan, Pradyumna Kumar Singh,
Sudhakar Srivastava, and Rudra Deo Tripathi]
Ram Chandra is currently Professor & Dean, Department of Environmental Microbiology, School for Environmental Sciences at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (A Central) University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. He obtained his M.Sc. from Banaras Hindu University, India in 1987. Subsequently, his Ph.D. was awarded in 1994. He has leading work for bacterial degradation of lignin from pulp paper mill waste and molasses melanoidins from distillery waste. He has published more than 100 original research articles in peer reviewed journal of high impact. He has also published 06 books and 22 book chapters on biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial pollutants. He has been awarded Fellow of The Academy of Environmental Biology (FAEB), Fellow of Association of Microbiologists of India (FAMI), and Fellow of The Biotech Research Society, India (FBRSI).
N.K. Dubey is currently working as Professor in Centre of Advanced Studies in Botany, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Gorakhpur University, Uttar Pradesh, India. He has more than 227 Publications, 04 Patent and 06 Books in his credit. He has 33 years of teaching experience besides he is recipient of several awards, such as the National Academy of Science, India, SR Memorial Gold medal for best teacher of the faculty of science, BHU and Young Scientist Award of Indian Science Congress Association. He has also work in several administration capacity also in University. He has visited Japan, France, South Korea, Belgium, Malaysia, U.K. and Italy. Currently he is also working as Member of Editorial Board of several National and International general. He has guided several M.Sc. and Ph.D. student.
Vineet Kumar is currently a Ph.D. scholar in Department of Environmental Microbiology, School for Environmental Sciences at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (A Central) University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. He received his M.Sc. and M. Phil. from Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India in 2010-11. His research is focused on understanding the mechanism of rhizospheric bacterial communities in the degradation and detoxification of organic and inorganic pollutants of complex industrial wastewater. Key components of his research include the use of rhizospheric bacteria to address metal uptake by wetland plants and assessment of bioaugmentation/integration technologies for the phytoremediation of wastewater pollutants from the environment. He is the life member of several scientific societies including; The Association of Microbiologists of India, The Biotech Research Society, India and Indian Science Congress Association, India. He has authored or co-authored of 05 research papers, 05 book chapter, and 03 scientific articles.