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Plant-Based Remediation Processes

Plant-Based Remediation Processes (Hardback)

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Phytoremediation is an emerging technology that employs higher plants for the clean-up of contaminated environments. Basic and applied research have unequivocally demonstrated that selected plant species possess the genetic potential to accumulate, degrade, metabolize and immobilize a wide range of contaminants.The main focus of this volume is on the recent advances of technologies using green plants for remediation of various metals and metalloids. Topics include biomonitoring of heavy metal pollution, amendments of higher uptake of toxic metals, transport of heavy metals in plants, and toxicity mechanisms. Further chapters discuss agro-technological methods for minimizing pollution while improving soil quality, transgenic approaches to heavy metal remediation and present protocols for metal remediation via in vitro root cultures.

Natural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAgricultural scienceNatural World & The EnvironmentThe environmentPollution & threats to the environmentScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesBotany & plant sciencesPlant physiologyScience & MathematicsEarth sciencesGeology & the lithosphereSoil science, sedimentology Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG Publication Date: 12/03/2013 ISBN-13: 9783642355639  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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