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Bioremediation and Phytoremediation Technologies in Sustainable Soil Management- 2

Microbial Approaches and Recent Trends

Junaid Ahmad Malik, Megh R. Goyal
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 2: Microbial Approaches and Recent Trends focuses on new and emerging techniques and approaches to address soil pollution. These include the use of rhizobacteria, archae, cyanobacteria, and microalgae as biofertilizers and for soil bioremediation efforts. New technologies for assessment of soil bioremediation are explored also. The chapters provides in-depth coverage of the mechanisms, advantages, and disadvantages of the technologies used and highlights the use of different microbial enzymes that are used in the process of bioremediation and phytoremediation to clean up different pollutants without causing damage to the natural environment.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Münir Öztürk


1. Role of Rhizobacteria in Phytoremediation of Metal Contaminated Lands
Umair Riaz, Tariq Mehmood, Muhammad Irfan Sohail, Fatima Akmal, and Natasha Erum

2. Role of Archaea in the Remediation of Contaminated Soils
Chanda Parulekar Berde and Vikrant B. Berde

3. Microalgae and Cyanobacteria: Potential Biofertilizers
Junaid Ahmad Malik

4. Microalgae as Biofertilizer for Sustainable Agricultural Productivity
Sahil, Kirti Sharma and Shabir A. Rather

5. Microbial Biotechnology: Potential of Fungal Enzymes in Soil Bioremediation
Subhosh Chandra Muni Ramanna Gari, Srinivasulu Mandala, Naga Raju Maddela, Suresh Yadav Panyam, and Pallaval Veera Bramhachari

6. Soil Bioremediation Strategies Based on Fungal Enzymes
Umair Riaz, Ghulam Murtaza, Shazia Iqbal, and Tabinda Athar

7. Assessment of Current Soil Bioremediation Technologies
Pritisha Barik, Trinath Biswal, and Junaid Ahmad Malik

8. Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems: Recent Trends and Approaches in Phytoremediation and Rhizoremediation
Wajiha Anum, Umair Riaz, Ghulam Murtaza, Muhammad Umair Raza, and Asad-Ur-Rahman

9. Sustainable Soil Health and Crop Improvement: Recent Trends in Bioremediation Tools
Suraksha Chanotra and Azad Gull

10. Assessment of Remediation Efficiency: Microbial Indicators of Soil Health
Laila Shahzad, Umair Riaz, and Faiza Sharif

11. Recent Trends in Transgenic Plants for Enhanced Phytoremediation
Shahnaz Anjum, Shayista Yousuf, and Urfeya Mirza

12. Nanobioremediation: An Integrated Approach for Management of Contaminated Sites
Rayees Ahmad Zargar, Khursheed Ahmad Wani, and Junaid Ahmad Malik


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.