Advances in Microbe-assisted Phytoremediation of Polluted Sites

Advances in Microbe-assisted Phytoremediation of Polluted Sites

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Kuldeep Bauddh, Ying Ma
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128234433

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Advances in Microbe-assisted Phytoremediation of Polluted Sites provides a comprehensive overview of the use of phytoremediation to decontaminate polluted land through microbial enhanced phytoremediation, including the use of plants with respect to ecological and environmental science. The book discusses the potential of microbial-assisted phytoremediation of the contaminant, including heavy metals, pesticides, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, etc., with case studies as examples. Key subjects covered include plant-microbe interaction in contaminated ecosystems, microbe-augmented phytoremediation for improved ecosystem services, and success stories on microbe-assisted phytoremediation of contaminated sites. With increasing demand for land-space for social, industrial and agricultural use, the theoretical millions of hectares of contaminated sites around the world are a resource sorely needed that currently cannot be utilized. Decontamination of this land using ecologically-sound methods is paramount not only to land use, but in the prevention of toxic substances deteriorating local ecosystems by reducing productivity and contaminating the food chain – which can eventually aggregate in food chains and pose the potential risk of non-curable diseases to humans such as cancer.

Key Features

  • Provides novel information on the potential for microbial inoculants to be used in phytoremediation
  • Discusses principles and mechanisms of plant-microbe interaction for enhanced phytoremediation with improved soil health
  • Investigates phytoremediation solutions for a multitude of contaminants, including heavy metals, fly ash, petroleum, arsenic, TPH, mining effluents, fluoride, lead and other major pollutants


Academics and researchers in environmental science and pollution. Ecologists, environmental engineers, agricultural engineers, soil scientists, microbiologists

Table of Contents

  • Theme 1: Overview of microbe-assisted phytoremediation
    1. Microbe-assisted phytoremediation of environmental contaminants
    2. Microbial augmented phytoremediation with improved ecosystems services
    3. Role of genetic engineering in microbe-assisted phytoremediation of polluted sites in the era of climate change
    4. Phytoremediation potential of genetically modified plants: a case study

    Theme 2: Microbe-assisted phytoremediation of inorganic contaminants
    5. The role of plant growth-promoting bacteria in heavy metal bioaccumulation and biosorption
    6. Plant-microbe association to improve phytoremediation of heavy metal
    7. Bacterial mediated phytoremediation of heavy metals
    8. Microbe-assisted phytostabilization of trace element contaminated sites
    9. Phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil in association of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
    10. Role of Pb-Solubilizing bacteria in Pb uptake by plants
    11. Role of Cd-resistant plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria in plant growth promotion and alleviation of the phytotoxic effects under Cd stress
    12. Enhanced Phytoremediation by using plant growth promoting microbe for hexavalent chromium
    13. Fluoride remediation through microbe-assisted phytoremediation technology
    14. Toxic potential of As and its remediation through microbe-assisted phytoremediation
    15. Phytoremediation of radionuclides with the help of beneficial microorganisms
    16. Microbe-assisted phytoremediation of mine spoiled soils

    Theme 3: Microbe-assisted phytoremediation of organic contaminants
    17. Rhizobacteria assist phytoremediation of oily-sludge-contaminated soil
    18. Microbe-assisted phytoremediation of pesticides
    19. In-field experiment for the identification of the best plant-soil microbiota combination for the removal of total petroleum hydrocarbons from contaminated soils
    20. Using rhizosphere microorganisms for recovery of petroleum-contaminated soils
    21. Association of plants and microorganisms for degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
    22. Plant-endophyte partnerships to assist petroleum hydrocarbon remediation
    23. The potential of engineered endophytic bacteria to improve phytoremediation of soluble organic pollutants: A case study

Product details

  • No. of pages: 426
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128234433

About the Editors

Kuldeep Bauddh

Dr. Kuldeep Bauddh is currently an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at the Centre for Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India. Dr. Bauddh is currently engaged in teaching in key areas of environmental sciences like Environmental Pollution and Management, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Toxicology, Soil Science, and Hazardous Waste Management. He is also an Associate Editor of the journal “Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability” as well as the co-editor of the magazine “Kahaar”. His main research areas are phytoremediation, ecological restoration and slow release fertilizers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Centre for Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India

Ying Ma

Ying Ma is a Full Professor at the College of Resources and Environment, Southwest University, Chongqing, China. She received her Ph.D. in Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal in 2010. Her main research areas are Environmental Pollution and Bioremediation, Environmental Microbiology and Soil Biotechnology, Sustainable Agriculture.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, Centre for Functional Ecology, Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal

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