Metals and Metalloids in Soil-Plant-Water System

Metals and Metalloids in Soil-Plant-Water System

Phytophysiology and Remediation Techniques

1st Edition - August 1, 2022
  • Editors: Tariq Aftab, Khalid Hakeem
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916752

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Description

Metals and Metalloids in Soil-Plant-Water System examines the impact of metal/metalloid contamination on the plant life cycle, as well as microbes present in soil. Highlighting uptake and translocation, the book also examines antioxidant, photosynthesis and growth characteristics of plants grown in metal contaminated soil. Beginning with an introduction to the different sources of soil and water pollution, chapters assess the environmental cytotoxicity pollution impact on plants, as well as how the generation of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in plant tissues is affected. The book also discusses various soil remediation methodologies, including the potential applications of metal oxidizing microbes and nanomaterials. Metals and Metalloids in Soil-Plant-Water System is an essential read to researchers and students interested in plant physiology, soil science, environmental science and agriculture.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive overview of metal and metalloids speciation, fractionation, bioavailability and transfer to plants
  • Analyzes properties of plants grown with excess metals/metalloids in soils
  • Highlights applications of biochar and other biostimulants for sustainable metal/metalloid remediation

Readership

Researchers and students interested in plant physiology, soil science, environmental science and agriculture

Table of Contents

  • 1. Metal and metalloids speciation, fractionation, bioavailability and transfer toward plants
    2. Uptake and translocation of metals/metalloids in plants through soil and water
    3. Soil and water pollution with metals/metalloids: Sources, types and interference
    4. Antioxidant, photosynthesis and growth characteristics of plants grown with excess of metals/metalloids in soils
    5. Assessment of environmental cytotoxicity metal/metalloid pollution impact on plants
    6. Molecular investigation of plant-soil-water interactions at functional level
    7. Effects of metals/metalloids on the generation of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in plant tissues
    8. Application of biochar and other biostimulants for sustainable remediation of metals and metalloids
    9. Remediation of toxic metals/metalloids from soil and water through transgenic plants: A review
    10. Application of biosurfactants for improving agricultural soil quality by soil remediation
    11. Metal oxidizing microbes and potential application in bioremediation of soil and water
    12. Interaction of nanomaterials with plant and soil and their use in remediation technologies
    13. Mycoremediation of metal/metalloid-contaminated soil: Biorecovery using fungi/AM fungi
    14. Plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB): Application and challenges in bioremediation of metal and metalloid contaminated soils
    15. An overview of recent green technologies to remediate metal/metalloid-contaminated soils

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323916752

About the Editors

Tariq Aftab

Tariq Aftab received a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, India, and is currently an Assistant Professor there. He received prestigious Leibniz-DAAD fellowship from Germany, a Raman Fellowship from the Government of India, and Young Scientist Awards from the State Government of Uttar Pradesh and Government of India. He has worked as Visiting Scientist at IPK, Gatersleben, Germany, and in the Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, United States. He has edited 14 books with international publishers, including Elsevier Inc., Springer Nature, and CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), co-authored several book chapters, and published over 65 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals. His research interests include physiological, proteomic, and molecular studies on medicinal and crop plants.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Khalid Hakeem

Khalid Rehman Hakeem is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. He has more than 12 years of experience in plant eco-physiology, biotechnology and molecular biology, medicinal plant research, plant-microbe-soil interactions as well as in environmental studies. He has edited 60 books, authored 65 book chapters, and produced over 120 research publications with international publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia