Phytoremediation Potential of Perennial Grasses - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128177327

Phytoremediation Potential of Perennial Grasses

1st Edition

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Authors: Vimal Chandra Pandey Devendra Pratap Singh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128177327
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st April 2020
Page Count: 300
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Phytoremediation Potential of Perennial Grasses provides readers with the knowledge to select specific perennial grass species according to site-specific needs. In addition, it demonstrates the potential opportunities for grass-based phytoremediation to yield phytoproducts, especially biomass-based bioenergy and aromatic essential oils as a green economy while in the process of remediating contaminated sites. The book brings together recent and established knowledge on different aspects of grass-based phytoremediation, providing this information in a single source that offers a cutting-edge synthesis of scientific and experiential knowledge on polluted site restoration that is useful for both practitioners and scientists in environmental science and ecology.

Key Features

  • Provides a holistic approach to grass-based phytoremediation, covering the ecological, economic and social issues related to its management
  • Addresses the key role that grass-based phytoremediation plays in maintaining ecosystem services in polluted sites
  • Includes strategies to mitigate costs related to the phytoremediation of polluted sites


Environmental scientists and ecologists

Table of Contents

  1. Nash: A socio-economic grass for phytoremediation
    2. Miscanthus: A perennial biofuel grass for phytoremediation
    3. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.): An asset for bioenergy and phytoremediation
    4. Reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.): Coupling phytoremediation with bioethanol production
    5. Giant reed (Arundo donax L.): A novel grass for bioethanol and phytoremediation
    6. Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb): A potential grass for the phytoremediation of multiple pollutants
    7. Saccharum spontaneum: a potential grass for restoration programs
    8. The restoration potential of Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) under different stress conditions
    9. Common reеd (Phragmites australis): A potential grass for phytoremediation
    10. Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens): One of the most valuable bamboo species for phytoremediation
    11. Lemon grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus): An essential oil-bearing aromatic grass for phytoremediation
    12. Cynara cardunculus L.: A higher yielding grass in phytoremediation
    13. Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and phytoremediation
    14. Sorghum halepense (L.) Pers.: A weed grass in phytoremediation
    15. The role of Calamagrostis epigejos (L.) in phytoremediation
    16. Perennial native grasses in phytoremediation: Prospects and Challenges


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About the Author

Vimal Chandra 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

Devendra Pratap Singh

Dr. Singh is Professor of Environmental Science and past director of the USIC at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. He completed his Post-doctoral Research from University College of Swansea, U.K. His research area is bioremediation and phytoremediation of contaminated sites. His research highlighting the transformation of waste into useful product by using biological resources deserves special attention as it is considered future technology for sustainable environmental development. Dr. Singh has published his research findings in international peer-reviewed journals. He has had 101+ research publication in reputed journals, 28 book chapters, and five books.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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