1st Edition

Vanadium in Soils and Plants

Edited By Jörg Rinklebe Copyright 2023
    296 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Vanadium is an essential element for humans and animals. The toxicity of vanadium at higher concentrations could be a global environmental concern and a significant issue for both environmental protection and economic benefits. The relevance of anthropogenic vanadium in the environment has increased significantly in recent years due to an increased demand for vanadium in high-temperature industrial activities. This book summarizes vanadium’s current research and explains its behavior and mobilization in the environment, especially in soils, sediments, water and plants. Through case studies from various countries, it discusses critical limits set and risk assessment approaches and remediation approaches of vanadium-contaminated soils.


    • Provides a comprehensive overview of vanadium in the total environment
    • Covers the role of vanadium in various environments such as soils, sediments, water and plants
    • Includes bioavailability studies and further case studies from various countries around the world
    • Focuses on a better understanding of biogeochemical processes of vanadium
    • Is written by international experts who present the current stage of the knowledge including innovative remediation and management approaches of vanadium-contaminated sites

    This book will be of use to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in soil science, environmental science, soil ecology, water science, plant science, ecotoxicology, geology and geography as well as scientists, lecturers, environmental and technical engineers, ecologists, applied ecological scientists and managers.

    1. Vanadium: Chemical Properties, Industrial Use, Global Soil Distribution, and Factors Governing the Total Content and Mobilization in Soils

    Sabry M. Shaheen, Ahmed Mosa and Jörg Rinklebe

    2. Critical Limits and Health Risk Assessment of Vanadium in Soils of Various Countries of the World

    Vasileios Antoniadis, Sabry M. Shaheen, Efi Levizou and Jörg Rinklebe

    3. Kinetics of Vanadium Sorption/Desorption in Soils

    Tamer A. Elbana, Wenguang Sun, Joshua Padilla and H. Magdi Selim

    4. Geochemical Fractionation and Availability of Vanadium in Soils

    Cho‑Yin Wu, Maki Asano and Zeng‑Yei Hseu

    5. Redox Chemistry of Vanadium in Soils and Sediments: Biogeochemical Factors Governing the Redox-Induced Mobilization of Vanadium in Soils

    Jörg Rinklebe, Vasileios Antoniadis and Sabry M. Shaheen

    6. Vanadium Speciation in Soil Aqueous and Solid Phases

    Worachart Wisawapipat, Yohey Hashimoto and Shan‑Li Wang

    7. Remediation of Vanadium in the Soil Environment

    Sandun Sandanayake, S. Keerthanan, Ahamed Ashiq, Arifin Sandhi and Meththika Vithanage

    8. Potential of Biochar to Immobilize Vanadium in Contaminated Soils

    Ali El‑Naggar, Ahmed Mosa, Avanthi D. Igalavithana, Xiao Yang, Ahmed H. El‑Naggar, Sabry Shaheen, Scott X. Chang and Jörg Rinklebe

    9. Plant Uptake and Ecotoxicity of Vanadium: The Role of Soil Chemistry

    Jon Petter Gustafsson

    10. Vanadium in Plants: Present Scenario and Future Prospects

    Sheikh Mansoor, Tawseef Rehman Baba, Syed Inam ul Haq, Iqra F. Khan, Sofora Jan, Sadaf Rafiq, Jörg Rinklebe and Parvaiz Ahmad

    11. Microbial Community Responses and Bioremediation

    Baogang Zhang, Han Zhang and Jinxi He

    12. Vanadium in Technical Applications and Pharmaceutical Issues

    Dieter Rehder


    Dr. Jörg Rinklebe is a Professor for Soil- and Groundwater-Management at the University of Wuppertal, Germany. He is internationally recognized for his research in the areas of biogeochemistry of trace elements in wetland soils. Dr. Rinklebe has published over 236 research papers, and two books entitled "Trace Elements in Waterlogged Soils and Sediments” (2016), “Nickel in Soils and Plants” (2018), and “Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technologies” (2020), as well as numerous book chapters. He is the Editor of the international journal Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST) and Special Issue Editor for Environmental Pollution and Journal of Hazardous Materials, and as guest editor of the international journals Environment International, Chemical Engineering Journal, Science of the Total Environment, Chemosphere, Journal of Environmental Management, Applied Geochemistry, and Environmental Geochemistry and Health. Also, he is member on several editorial boards (Ecotoxicology, Geoderma, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Archive of Agronomy and Soil Science) and reviewer for many leading international journals. He has organized many special symposia at various international conferences such as “Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements” (ICOBTE) and “International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment” (ICHMET). He is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Environment, Energy and Geoinformatics at Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea and Guest Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Recently, Dr. Rinklebe was elected as Vice President of the International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry (ISTEB).