Principles of plant-based remediation of contaminated soils

Kopittke, Peter M., Lombi, Enzo, Menzies, Neal W. and Naidu, Ravi (2010). Principles of plant-based remediation of contaminated soils. In Bharat P. Singh (Ed.), Industrial crops and uses (pp. 446-469) Oxfordshire, U.K. ; Cambridge, MA., U.S.A.: CABI. doi:10.1079/9781845936167.0446

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Author Kopittke, Peter M.
Lombi, Enzo
Menzies, Neal W.
Naidu, Ravi
Title of chapter Principles of plant-based remediation of contaminated soils
Title of book Industrial crops and uses
Place of Publication Oxfordshire, U.K. ; Cambridge, MA., U.S.A.
Publisher CABI
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1079/9781845936167.0446
ISBN 9781845936167
Editor Bharat P. Singh
Chapter number 21
Start page 446
End page 469
Total pages 24
Total chapters 22
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Soil contamination is defined as the accumulation of hazardous compounds within the soil environment. Among the various technologies developed for soil remediation and rehabilitation, plant-based approaches have attracted attention for several years in view of their potential benefits in terms of cost, ability to improve soil conditions and public acceptance. This chapter reviews the application of plant-based approaches, their potential and drawbacks in the context of various contamination scenarios. The plant-based approaches described phytoextraction, phytostabilization, phytovolatilization, and plant-assisted biodegradation (sometimes termed phytodegradation).
Keyword Soil contamination
Plant based technology
Field crops
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Chapters discuss the identification of plant species with desired traits, their cultivation to obtain the needed raw materials, methods utilized in producing different finished products, current and future research in crop production and processing and the present state and future prospects for the industry. Providing the first systematic review of industrial crops and their uses, this book will be an important resource for students and researchers of crop science and agricultural policy makers.

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Created: Mon, 22 Nov 2010, 07:21:44 EST by Dr Peter Kopittke on behalf of School of Land, Crop and Food Sciences