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Phytoremediation: Transformation and Control of Contaminants

Phytoremediation: Transformation and Control of Contaminants

Steven C. McCutcheon, Jerald L. Schnoor

ISBN: 978-0-471-45932-3

Apr 2004

1024 pages

$171.99

Description

Phytormediation is an exciting new method for controlling and cleaning up hazardous wastes using green plants. This book is the first to compile the state of the science and engineering arts in this rapidly advancing field. Phytormediation:
  • Approaches the subject from the perspectives of biochemistry, genetics, toxicology, and pathway analysis.
  • Is written by two of the premier experts in the field.
Series Preface.

Preface.

Contributors.

Editorial Review Board.

SECTION I: OVERVIEW OF SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS.

1. Overview of Phytotransformation and Control of Wastes (S.C. McCutcheon and J.L. Schnoor).

2. Uptake and Metabolism of Organic Compounds: Green-Liver Model (J.G. Burken).

3. Making Phytoremediation a Successful Technology (N. Marmiroli and S.C. McCutcheon).

SECTION II: FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYTOTRANSFORMATION AND CONTROL OF CONTAMINANTS.

4. Some Fundamental Advances for Xenobiotic Chemical (J.-P. Schwitzguébel and T. Vanek).

5. Enzymes Used by Plants and Microorganisms to Detoxify Organic Compounds (N.L. Wolfe and C.F. Hoehamer).

6. Plant Tolerances to Contaminants (V.F. Medina, et al.).

7. Root Development and Rooting at Depths (M.C. Negri, et al.).

8. Measuring and Modeling Tree and Stand Level Transpiration (J.M. Vose, et al.).

SECTION III: SCIENCE AND PRACTICE FOR AROMATIC, PHENOLIC, AND HYDROCARBON CONTAMINANTS.

9. Transforming of Organic Contaminants by Different Plant Systems (H. Harms, et al.).

10. Ecology of Rhizosphere Bioremediation (P.E. Olson, et al.).

11. Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in the Rhizosphere (S.L. Hutchinson, et al).

SECTION IV: TRTANSFORMATION AND CONTROL OF EXPLOSIVES.

12. Role of Plants in the Transformation of Explosives (M. Subramanian and J.V. Shanks).

13. Transformation Kinetics of Trinitrotoluene Conversion in Aquatic Plants (M.E. Jacobson, et al.).

14. Proof of Phytoremediation for Explosives in Water and Soil (S.C. McCutcheon, et al.).

15. Phytorestoration at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (P.L. Thompson, et al.).

SECTION V: FATE AND CONTROL OF CHLORINATED SOLVENTS AND OTHER HALOGENATED COMPOUNDS.

16. Sequestration and Transformation of Water Soluble Halogenated Organic Compounds Using Aquatic Plants, Algae, and Microbial Mats (V.A. Nzengung, et al.).

17. Fate of Trichloroethylene in Terrestrial Plants (T.Q. Shang, et al.).

18. Uptake, Metabolism, and Phytovolatilization of Trichloroethylene by Indigenous Vegetation: Impact of Precipitation (W.J. Doucette, et al.).

19. Multiple-Process Assessment for a Chlorinated-Solvent Plume (S.M. Eberts, et al.).

20. Five-Year Pilot Study: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (S.R. Hirsch, et al.).

SECTION VI: MODELING, DESIGN, AND FIELD PILOT TESTING.

21. Modeling and Design of Phytoremediation (L.C. Davis, et al.).

22. Hydrologic Feasibility Assessment and Design in Phytoremediation (J.W. Weaver, et al.).

23. Waste Management Using Trees: Wastewater, Leachate, and Groundwater Irrigation (J.L. Jordahl, et al.).

24. Salt Tolerant Plants to Concentrate Saline Waste Streams (M.C. Negri, et al.).

SECTION VII: LATEST ADVANCES.

25. Metabolism and Genetics of Atmospheric Nitrogen Dioxide Control Using Pollutant-Philic Plants (H. Morikawa, et al.).

26. Treatment of Atmospheric Halogenated Hydrocarbons by Plants and Fungi (P.M. Jeffers and C.D. Liddy).

27. Phytoremediation of Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether (S.K. Winnike-McMillan, et al.).

28. Phytoremediation of Cyanide-Polluted Soils (S.A.J. Trapp and H. Christiansen).

29. Phytoremediation of Perchlorate (V.A. Nzengung and S.C. McCutcheon).

30. Databases and Protocol for Plant and Microorganism Selection: Hydrocarbons and Metals (T.C. McIntyre).

31. Field Evaluation of Phytotechnologies (S.A.Rock).

Index of Name of Plants.

Index.

 

“…the most detailed literary assessment of the subject available today…” (Advances in Horticultral Science, Vol. 19 (3), 2005)

"This comprehensive book represents a significant and valuable contribution…highly recommended for anyone working or interested in this subject." (Soil Science, April 2005)

"The detail and broad range of topics make this book useful for students as well as regulatory experts and people actively working in the field of phytoremediation." (Ground Water, January/February 2005)

“…an indispensable reference to practical case studies…” (International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol.84, No.14-15, 10-20 December 2004)

"…an interesting and absorbing read, and the technologies are presented in an organized, detailed and useful manner.” (Chemical Health & Safety, September-October 2004)

"…represents an excellent contribution to the ultimate success of phytoremediation technology." (Journal of Environmental Quality, July-August 2004)

"It provides a comprehensive and in-depth source of current scientific knowledge, as well as extensive reference citations, to be of great value to the scientific researcher in this field." (SIM News, July/August 2004)

"It is noted that all chapters were peer reviewed. The 80 plus contributors are broadly drawn from universities, government agencies, consulting firms, and foreign laboratories." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, 108, March 2004)

"There are countless examples of useful figures, tables, diagrams, illustrations, and schematics, which by themselves make the book worth acquiring.” (E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 5)

"…one of the best books on phytoremediation for organic contaminants available today…a complete, current, and highly valuable resource…" (Veterinary and Human Toxicology, Vol. 46, No. 2, April 2004)