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Bioremediation and Phytoremediation Technologies in Sustainable Soil Management- 1

Fundamental Aspects and Contaminated Sites

Junaid Ahmad Malik, Megh R. Goyal, Khursheed Ahmad Wani
AAP, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
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February 2022
$169.95 USD

About the Book

Bioremediation and Phytoremediation Technologies in Sustainable Soil Management, Volume 1: Fundamental Aspects and Contaminated Sites begins with an overview of phytoremediation and phytotechnologies and the role of environmental factors. It goes on to introduce soil assessment techniques and offers methods of remediation designed to combat soil and agricultural degradation. Attention is given to specific types of sites and soil pollution, such as soils contaminated by heavy metals; microbial and phytoremediation-based removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from coal, crude oil, and gasoline; microbial bioremediation and amelioration of pesticide-contaminated soils; phytoremediation techniques for biomedical waste contaminated sites; as well as biomediation processes for human waste sites. Biopesticides are also explained in the book as an alternative to conventional pesticides as well as the possibilities for the improvement of modern bio-pesticides.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Münir Öztürk


1. Phytoremediation and Phytotechnologies: An Overview
    Irfan-Ur-Rauf Tak and Sofi Mohammad Zuber

2. Phytoremediation and Environmental Factors
    Muhammad Zubair Akram, Samreen Nazeer, Anila Sadia, and   

     Muhammad Abdullah Saleem

3. Role of Phytoremediation to Clean Up Heavy Metal Polluted Soils
    Joan Nyika

4. Phytoremediation Technique for PAH-Polluted Soils: Applications, Challenges, and Opportunities
    Arunima Nayak, Brij Bhushan, and Shreya Kotnala

5. Assessment and Overview of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Bioremediation
    Naga Raju Maddela, M. Subhosh Chandra, M. Srinivasulu, and Pallaval V. Bramhachari

6. Phytoremediation of Soils Contaminated by Heavy Metals (Mercury, Cadmium, and Lead)
    Mohd Yousuf Rather, Ashaq Ahmad Dar, and Mohammed Latif Khan

7. Microbial and Phytoremediation-Based Removal of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Soil Environments
    Podduturi Sindhura, Podduturi Vanamala, Tanaji Vasavilatha, and Mir Zahoor Gul

8. Microbial Bioremediation and Amelioration of Pesticide-Contaminated Soils
    M. Srinivasulu, M. Subhosh Chandra, and Naga Raju Maddela

9. Bioremediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soils
    Vikrant B. Berde, Pallaval V. Bramhachari, and Chanda Parulekar Berde

10. Phytoremediation of Biomedical Waste Contaminated Sites
      Pimpi Sahu, Kumar Kritartha Kaushik, Caiyun Zheng, Qingyan Zeng, Zhuangzhuang Zhao, Kai Dong, and Tingli Lu

11. Bioremediation of Waste Dumping Sites
     Trinath Biswal


About the Authors/Editors

Junaid Ahmad Malik, PhD
Lecturer, Department of Zoology, Government Degree College, Bijbehara, Kashmir (J&K), India

Junaid Ahmad Malik, PhD, is a Lecturer with the Department of Zoology at Government Degree College, Bijbehara, Kashmir (J&K), India, and is actively involved with teaching and research activities. He has more than eight years of research experience. His areas of interest are ecology, soil macrofauna, wildlife biology, conservation biology, etc. Dr. Malik has published 21 research articles and technical papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has authored and edited books, book chapters, and more than 10 popular editorial articles. He also serves as an editor and reviewer of several journals. He has participated in several state, national, and international conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposia and has more than 20 conference papers to his credit. He is a life member of the Society for Bioinformatics and Biological Sciences. Dr. Malik received his BSc degree from the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K; his MSc in Zoology from Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; and a PhD in Zoology from the same university. He completed his BEd program at the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K, India.

Megh R. Goyal, PhD
Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; Senior Acquisitions Editor, Biomedical Engineering and Agricultural Science, Apple Academic Press, Inc.

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus. He has worked as a Soil Conservation Inspector and as a Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and Ohio State University. He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering from the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, and was proclaimed as the “Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century” by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his professional career of over 52 years, he has received many prestigious awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and several textbooks and has edited over 85 books.

Khursheed Ahmad Wani, PhD
Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, Government Degree College, Bijbehara, J & K, India

Khursheed Ahmad Wani, PhD, is a Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Science, Government Degree College, Bijbehara, J & K, India, and is actively involved in teaching and research. He was formerly Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Science ITM University, Gwalior, India, for more than five years. He has more than 13 years of research experience. He has worked in the area of environmental monitoring, occupational health, vermicomposting, and environmental impact assessment. Dr. Wani has published 40 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and has edited or authored books, book chapters, over 50 popular articles, and more than 50 conference abstracts. He has successfully guided five PhD students. He has worked as principal investigator in research projects sanctioned by the Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology. He is a member of several national and international organizations and is on the editorial board of various journals. He has organized different programs on environmental awareness and field trips. He has also completed two projects of Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia. He received his BSc degree from Kashmir University, Srinagar, India; his MSc degree in Environmental Science from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India; and his PhD in Environmental Science from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India.