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Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128129869, 9780128129876

Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation

1st Edition

Editors: MNV Prasad Paulo Jorge de Campos Favas Subodh Kumar Maiti
Paperback ISBN: 9780128129869
eBook ISBN: 9780128129876
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 2nd January 2018
Page Count: 730
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Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation deals with the biological, physical, chemical, and engineering approaches necessary for the reclamation of mine waste. As mining has negative effects on natural resources and deteriorates the quality of the surrounding environment, this book provides coverage across different types of mining industries, which are currently creating industrial deserts overloaded with technogenic waste. The book offers cost-effective strategies and approaches for contaminated sites, along with remediation and rehabilitation methods for contaminated soils and waste dumps. It is an essential resource for students and academics, but is also ideal for applied professionals in environmental geology, mineral geologists, biotechnologists and policymakers.

Key Features

  • Deals with global and holistic approaches of abandoned mine land rehabilitation
  • Includes mine waste rehabilitation case studies from around the world
  • Covers integrated technologies, such as bioremediation of metalliferous soil
  • Provide strategies for sustainable ecosystems on mine spoil dumps
  • Offers novel methods for the remediation of acid mine drainage


Students, academic and applied professionals in environmental geology, mineral geologists, biotechnologists, and academia, policy and decision makers

Table of Contents

Section 1
1. Abandoned Mine Reclamation – holistic approach
2. Soil Quality Indices for Evaluation of Abandoned Mine Land [AML]
3. Indicators for Monitoring Mine Site Rehabilitation
4. Biotechnological tools for remediation of Acid Mine Drainage
5. Biotechnological tools for Mine Site Rehabilitation
6. Novel methods for the remediation of Acid Mine Drainage
7. Mine site restoration using sylvicultural approach
8. Engineered soils using amendments for in situ rehabilitation of AML
9. Aided Phytostabilization of Mine Waste
10. Fly ash and lime-stabilized biosolid mixtures for mine spoil reclamation
11. Iron oxide nanoparticles and reclamation of mine sites
12. Nanoenhanced Reclamation of Mine Spoils
13. Insights and lessons learned from the long-term rehabilitation of AMLs
14. Mycoremediation for mine site rehabilitation
15. Mycorrhizal fungi from mine sites and rehabilitation of AMLs
16. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria-assisted phytoremediation of mine soils

Case Studies
17. Brazil -Mine Site rehabilitation in Brazil
18. China - Mine land reclamation of coal mine, A case study from China
19. Czech - Mine Rehabilitation Technologies in Czech Republic
20. India - Nyveli Lignite Mine Rehabilitation
21. Carbon sequestration and soil CO2 flux in reclaimed coal mine from India
22. Stabilization of iron ore mine spoil dump sites with vetiver system
23. India - Techniques for evaluation of mine site reclamation success
24. Ireland - Mine Sites Rehabilitation in Ireland
25. Japan – Phytorecovery of mine-impacted agricultural land in Japan
26. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining waste rehabilitation with energy crops and native flora – a case study from Nigeria
27. Poland - Reclamation of post-mining sites in Poland
28. Poland - Lignite Mine Waste reclamation
29. Russia - Biological recultivation of Ural coal mines disturbed lands
30. Russia - Mine land rehabilitation in the Russian Sub-Arctic
31. USA - Mine waste remediation in United States
32. UK: Building a Cradle for Nature: A Paradigm for Environmental Reconstruction on degraded former surface coal-mine sites in South Wales, UK
33. Thailand - Thai mining and bio-geotechnologies for sustainable development


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About the Editors

MNV Prasad

Dr Prasad is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Hyderabad. He has served the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India in various advisory committees on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, pollution control and abatement, environmental information systems and bioremediation of contaminated sites. He is an active visiting scientist in several international universities. He is the editor, co-editor, or author of 17 books published by leading international publishers and 190 journal articles and 118 book chapters/conference proceedings. He has made outstanding contributions to the fields of Bioremediation, Bioresources, Biomass energy sources, bioeconomy and to the broad field of environmental biotechnology (including value chain and value addition products from plants used in phytoremediation) all of which are his main areas of expertise.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, India

Paulo Jorge de Campos Favas

Dr De Campos Favas is a professor in the Department of Geology of the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro as well as a member of the Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (MARE) from the University of Coimbra. He has been involved in 10 research projects. He is author and co-author of 29 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and 136 papers in conference proceedings, has 19 book chapters and 2 books published. His main areas of research are: heavy metals and arsenic contamination (soil, sediment, water); acid mine drainage; bioaccumulation of metals in plants (aquatic and terrestrial environments); hyperaccumulator plants; phytoremediation; bioindication; restoration of degraded mine areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Life Sciences and the Environment, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

Subodh Kumar Maiti

Dr Maiti is an award winning author in Environmental Engineering. His area of focus is mining and the environment for most of his career. He has published 3 books, 89 journal papers, 14 book chapters and over 100 proceedings. He is Professor of the Department of Environmental Sc. & Engg (ESE) at the Centre of Mining Environment Indian School of Mines. He acquired his Ph.D (Env Sc. & Engg., ISM), M.Tech (Envt Sc. & Engg, IIT Bombay), M.Sc (Botany, Calcutta University), Mining & Env (Univ of Luleo, Sweden), EIA & Auditing (UK), SERI (Australia), FNEA, and Mem IPS (USA).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), India

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