1st Edition

Sustainable Management of Environmental Pollutants through Phytoremediation

    368 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Traditional remedial technologies can be cost-prohibitive and sometimes contribute to environmental contamination themselves. In order to better manage the issues of global pollution, phytoremediation, a plant-based cleanup method, has gained attention as an efficient, affordable, and environmentally-sustainable alternative to traditional remedial technologies for the cleanup of a variety of hazardous pollutants. The demand for advanced technologies having potential to sustainably manage waste and pollutants in the environment will help to continue the quest for more novel treatment methods. Sustainable Management of Environmental Pollutants through Phytoremediation discusses all the aspects of sustainable environmental management through phytoremediation making it a valuable resource for both academics and researchers in developing and developed countries.

    • Examines technology advancements made towards the recycling and management of waste.
    • Designed in a way to cover scientific principles, modelling and methods, designs and reference data.
    • Discusses the utilization of waste for renewable energy for economic growth and further social benefits.

    Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal-Contaminated Water. Advance Techniques for Management of Waste through Phytoremediation. Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soil. Application of Metal Hyperaccumulator Plants in Phytoremediation. Tuber Crop-Based Phytoremediation. A Combined use of Plants and Microbes for Management of Waste. Phytoremediation of Chromium-Polluted Soil using Plants. Use of Oil Seed Plants for Phytoremediation. Use of Grasses for Phytoremediation. Advanced Technologies and Sustainable Modification in Current Technologies for Waste Pollution and its Management through Phytoremediation.


    Dr. Ananya Kuanar is a Plant Biotechnologist with diverse research interest. Her research area is based on plant tissue culture, somaclonal variation, molecular analysis as well as neural network modelling. Further, her interest is in metabolic profiling of bioactive natural products using analytical approaches and phytoremediation.

    Dr. Alok Prasad Das’s research is focused on fundamental research in development of indigenous biomedical and healthcare instrumentation technology and technology modernization in the area of indigenous diagnostics. In addition to this, he is also investigating on biosensors for rapid endotoxin detection in fluid systems used for the production of clinically applicable compounds and development of simple single step chromogenic methodology for rapid detection of food pathogens and toxins. His current Google Scholar: Citations is 1800 and h-index 23. Dr. Dattatreya Kar is a Plant Biotechnologist with diverse research interest. His research area is metabolic profiling of bioactive natural products using analytical approaches, phytoremediation and molecular analysis.

    Dr. Maulin P Shah has been an active researcher and scientific writer in his field for over 20 years. He received a B.Sc. degree (1999) in Microbiology from Gujarat University, Godhra (Gujarat), India. He also earned his Ph.D. degree (2005) in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar (Gujarat) India. His research interests include Biological Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Microbiology, Biodegradation, Bioremediation, & Phytoremediation of Environmental Pollutants from Industrial Wastewaters. He has published more than 350 research papers in national and international journals of repute on various aspects of microbial biodegradation and bioremediation of environmental pollutants. He is the editor of 200 books of international repute and has edited 30 special issues specifically in Industrial Wastewater Research, Microbial Remediation, Biorefinery of Wastewater Treatment area. He is associated as an Editorial Board Member for 30 highly reputed journals.