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Phytoremediation of Toxic Metals: Using Plants to Clean Up the Environment (Hardback)
  • Phytoremediation of Toxic Metals: Using Plants to Clean Up the Environment (Hardback)

Phytoremediation of Toxic Metals: Using Plants to Clean Up the Environment (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 30/11/1999
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An in-depth look at the most promising technology for metal remediation.

With current cleanup methodologies offering no real solution to the serious environmental implications of toxic metal contamination, there is a growing need among remediation professionals for effective, affordable, nonpolluting alternatives to energy-intensive engineering processes. This book presents one such promising alternative-the extraordinary new technology of phytoremediation.

Through first-rate contributions from the top scientists in the field, Phytoremediation of Toxic Metals surveys worldwide pioneering efforts in the use of plants to treat contamination of such metals as lead, cadmium, chromium, and even radionuclides. The authors explore all major aspects of the technology-how it utilizes the metal-accumulating properties of selected or engineered plants to remove toxic metals from soils and water, how to transfer knowledge from the laboratory to the field, and what methods are most viable for commercial application. Complete, state-of-the-art coverage includes:
â The economic advantages of plant-based technology
â Regulatory considerations for future phytoremediation
â Phytoextraction, phytostabilization, and phytofiltration of toxic metals
â Photostabilization of metals using hybrid poplar trees
â Phytovolatilization for the special case of mercury and selenium
â The biological mechanisms of metal-accumulating plants

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9780471192541
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 634 g
Dimensions: 241 x 165 x 23 mm

"This collection of technical papers explores various aspects of phytoremediation: the use of plants to remove contaminants from the soil." (Industry and Environment, Vol. 23, no. 1-2, January-June 2000)

"..a good contribution to the raising literature on phytoremediation"(Ecotoxicology, Vol 9, 2000)

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