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Assisted Phytoremediation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128228937

Assisted Phytoremediation

1st Edition

Potential Tools to Enhance Plant Performance

Editor: Vimal Pandey
Paperback ISBN: 9780128228937
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st September 2021
Page Count: 320
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Assisted Phytoremediaion: Tools to Enhance Plant Performance covers a wide range of uses of plants for remediation of environmental pollutants. It includes coverage of such techniques as root engineering, transgenic plants, increasing the biomass, use of genetic engineering and genome editing technology for rapid phytoremediation of pollutants. In order to improve the efficiency of plant remediation, genetic engineering plays a vital role in the overexpression of genes or gene clusters, which are responsible for degradation and uptake of pollutants. The book presents state-of-the-art techniques of assisted phytoremediation to better manage soil and water pollution in large amounts.

This book is a valuable resource for researchers, students, and engineers in environmental science and bioengineering, with case studies and state-of-the-art research from eminent global scientists. This book serves as an excellent basis from which scientific knowledge can grow and widen in the field of environmental remediation.

Key Features

  • Provides a clear picture of how to design, tune, and implement assisted phytoremediation techniques
  • Offers a comprehensive analysis of current perspective and state-of-the-art applications of assisted phytoremediation
  • Introduces the potential of genetic engineering as a rapid, cost-effective technology for environmental remediation using plants


Environmental scientists, particularly those working in pollution management and remediation. Researchers in biology, agriculture, and environmental engineering

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1. Enhanced phytoremediation through different approaches: Challenges and Prospects
2. Plant assisted bioremediation: soil recovery and energy from biomass

II. Potential strategies and approaches for assisted phytoremediation
3. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal‐assisted phytoremediation/ Mycorrhiza-assisted Phytoremediation
4. Biochar assisted phytoremediation for meta(loid) contaminated soils
5. Waiting for title
6. Chelate-assisted phytoremediation
7. Nano particles-assisted phytoremediation: advances and applications
8. Genetically modified plants in phytoremediation
9. CRISPR-assisted strategies for futuristic phytoremediation
10. Approaches for assisted phytoremediation of arsenic contaminated sites
11. Compost-assisted phytoremediation
12. Bioremedion of polluted soil with Plant Growth Rhizobium bacteria (PGPR), humic substance and enzyme combination
13. Phytobial remediation by microbes and fungi

III. Case studies


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About the Editor

Vimal Pandey

Vimal Pandey

Dr. Pandey received his Ph.D. in Botany from Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad, UP, India in 2008. He completed his Dr. D.S. Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, UP, India. Dr. Pandey has worked in Plant Ecology and Environmental Sciences Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, UP, India and as a consultant at the Council of Science & Technology. Dr. Pandey is an Environmental Botanist, internationally recognized in the field of phytomanagement. His research domain includes phytoremediation, revegetation of fly ash dumps, and restoration of degraded lands with special reference to raising rural livelihoods and maintaining ecosystem services. He has published his research findings in high quality international peer-reviewed journals. He has had over 50 articles published in SCI journals with a cumulative impact factor of 130+, four book chapters, and two books published by Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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