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1st Edition

Soil Amendments for Sustainability
Challenges and Perspectives

ISBN 9780815370772
Published September 13, 2018 by CRC Press
428 Pages 20 Color & 118 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book focuses on the pros and cons of amendment materials to restore the functioning of soil resources. It presents a holistic overview on affected land revitalization, clean up and revegetation using these amendments that could be implemented in the long term management of the soil-plant-atmosphereanimal continuum.

Table of Contents





Section I Characterization and Concepts

Chapter 1 Soil Amendments for Sustainable Intensification

Suhas P. Wani, Girish Chander, and G. Pardhasaradhi

Chapter 2 Clay Amendments for Environmental Clean-Up

K.M. Manjaiah, Raj Mukhopadhyay, Neethu Narayanan, Binoy Sarkar, and S.C. Datta

Chapter 3 Fertilizer Best Management Practices: Concepts and Recent Advances

Hirak Banerjee, Krishnendu Ray, and Sudarshan Kr. Dutta

Chapter 4 Digital Soil Science for Identification of Problem Soil Characteristics

Shovik Deb and Somsubhra Chakraborty

Chapter 5 Advanced Hyperspectral and X-Ray Fluorescence Sensors for Monitoring Contaminated Soils

Somsubhra Chakraborty, David C. Weindorf, and D.P. Ray

Chapter 6 Soil Physical Properties in Biochar Amended Soils: Challenges and Perspectives for Agronomic Implications

D.N. Vidana Gamage, J. Delisle, B.A. Bissonnette, and A. Biswas

Chapter 7 Biogeochemical Behavior of Arsenic in Biochar-Amended Soils

Muhammad Babar Javed, Sabry M. Shaheen, Nabeel Khan Niazi, Irshad Bibi, Muhammad Shahid, Muhammad Tariq Javed, Noha E.E. Hassan, Jörg Rinklebe, Tariq Mehmood, and Andreas Lüttge

Chapter 8 Glomalin, the AM Fungi Secreted Soil Protein: Role in Sequestering Soil Carbon and Heavy Metal Reduction

Richa Agnihotri, Hemant S. Maheshwari, Aketi Ramesh, Anil Prakash, and Mahaveer P. Sharma

Chapter 9 Soil Amendments for Environmental Sustainability: Policy Recommendations

and Future Prospects

Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash, Ajeet Singh, Amitava Rakshit, and Vishal Tripathi

Section II Management Strategies

Chapter 10 Using Industry Wastes as Soil Amendments

Simon Leake and Alisa Bryce

Chapter 11 Biochar: An Anthropogenic Pyrogenic Amendment

Santanu Mukherjee and Lutz Weihermüller

Chapter 12 Application of Biochar as Soil Amendment: Theory and Practice

Hrittick Biswas, M. Prabhavathi, S.L. Patil, Suresh Kumar, and A.S. Morade

Chapter 13 Management of Fly Ash for Sustainable Soil Health

A.K. Nayak, Debarati Bhaduri, Sangita Mohanty, Anjani Kumar, and Suman G. Sahu

Chapter 14 Flue Gas Desulfurization Gypsum as Soil Amendment

Dinesh Panday, Richard B. Ferguson, and Bijesh Maharjan

Chapter 15 Use of Zeolites in Agriculture: Effect of Addition of Natural Zeolite–Clinoptilolite and Compost on Soil Properties and Crop Development

Victor Kavvadias, Zacharias Ioannou, Panagiotis Katsaris, Anna Kardimaki, Evagelia Vavoulidou, and Sideris Theocharopoulos

Chapter 16 The Environmental Evaluation of Applying Red Mud as Soil Amendment: A Review

Yanju Liu, Yubiao Li, Dawit Bekele, and Ravi Naidu

Chapter 17 Fertilizer Value of Bio-Based Amendments Recovered from Digested Waste

Céline Vaneeckhaute

Chapter 18 Back to Basic Slags as a Phosphorus Source and Liming Material

Chien-Ying Yang, Inka Reijonen, Hai Yu, Rajarathnam Dharmarajan, Balaji Seshadri, and Nanthi S. Bolan

Chapter 19 Dry Olive Residue Used as Organic Amendment: Implications of Fungal Biotransformation and Soil Application

José A. Siles, Mercedes García-Sánchez, Inmaculada García-Romera, and Inmaculada Sampedro

Chapter 20 Effects of Industrial Wastewaters on Soil Sustainability and Environment

Pankaj Chowdhary, Sujata Mani, Ileana Pereda Reyes, and Ram Naresh Bharagava

Section III Specialized Case Studies

Chapter 21 Amendments for Heavy Metal Remediation in Contaminated Soil

Manoj Shrivastava, Akansha Srivastav, Ravinder Kaur, Prashant Srivastava, and P.C. Srivastava

Chapter 22 Alternative Soil Amendments for Organic Cultivation System

B.B. Basak, Ajoy Saha, and Binoy Sarkar

Chapter 23 Biochar Application for Sustainable Soil Quality: A Case Study in Tropical Urban Environment

Subhadip Ghosh, Lai Fern Ow, and Mohamed Lokman Yusof

Chapter 24 Vermicompost as Soil Amendment for Sustainable Land and Environment in Thailand

Chuleemas Boonthai Iwai, Aung Naing Oo, Ajcharawadee Kruapukdee, and Thammared Chuasavatee

Chapter 25 Nutrient Enrichment of Mine Spoil with Suitable Organic and Bio-Fertilizer Amendments as a Sustainable Technology for Eco Restoration

Samrudhi Nayak and C.S.K. Mishra

Chapter 26 Ameliorative Effects of Polyamines for Combating Heavy Metal Toxicity in Plants Growing in Contaminated Sites with Special Reference to Cadmium

Prasann Kumar and Padmanabh Dwivedi


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Amitava Rakshit, an IIT, Kharagpur alumnus is presently the faculty member in the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University(IAS, BHU).

Binoy Sarkaris a Senior Researcher at University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, SA, Australia.

Purushothaman C. Abhilashis affiliated as an Assistant Professor in Environmental Science at IESD, BHU.