Phytorestoration of Abandoned Mining and Oil Drilling Sites Book

Phytorestoration of Abandoned Mining and Oil Drilling Sites


  • Author : Kuldeep Bauddh
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-11-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128232088

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Phytorestoration of Abandoned Mining and Oil Drilling Sites Excerpt :

Phytorestoration of Abandoned Mining and Oil Drilling Sites presents case studies and the latest research on the most effective methods to address the large amounts of waste materials released due to mining and oil drilling. In particular, phytoremediation is described as a novel, eco-friendly, cost-effective method for extracting toxic compounds by plants for the restoration of contaminated sites. Plantings on these contaminated areas lead to the removal of toxic substances such as heavy metals and hydrocarbons, improvement in the physicochemical and biological properties of the soil, long-term forest ecosystem rehabilitation, restoration of ecosystem productivity, stability and biological diversity, and reductions in CO2. Utilizing worldwide examples, this book discusses the potential of phytoremediation as an ideal solution for sites contaminated by mining and oil drilling sites. Includes exploration of efficient plants for restoring contaminated former mining and oil drilling sites Addresses adverse impacts of toxicants released from mining activities on living organisms, including human health Presents characteristics of contaminated former mining and oil drilling sites

Assessment  Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils Book

Assessment Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils


  • Author : Jaume Bech
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128097298

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Assessment Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils Excerpt :

Assessment, Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils covers processes operating in the environment as a result of mining activity, including the whole spectra of negative effects of anthropopressure and the environment, from changes in soil chemistry, changes in soil physical properties, geomechanical disturbances, and mine water discharges. Mining activity and its waste are an environmental concern. Knowledge of the fate of potentially harmful elements and their effect on plants and the food chain, and ultimately on human health, is still being understood. Therefore, there is a need for better knowledge on the origin, distribution, and management of mine waste on a global level. This book provides information on hazard assessment and remediation of the disturbed environment, including stabilization of contaminated soils and phytoremediation, and will help scientists and public authorities formulate answers to the daily challenges related to the restoration of contaminated land. Provides a thorough overview of the processes operating on mining-devastated areas, as well as origin, distribution, and deactivation of harmful elements Includes outcomes and recommendations of the Global Mining Initiative that are widely regarded as the code of conduct in the minerals industry Contains global case studies that elucidate various aspects of assessment and restoration of mine-contaminated land

Bio Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation Book

Bio Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation


  • Author : M.N.V. Prasad
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-01-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 730
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128129876

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Bio Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation Excerpt :

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. 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

Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene Book
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Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-11-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 2280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128135761

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Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene Excerpt :

Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene presents a currency-based, global synthesis cataloguing the impact of humanity’s global ecological footprint. Covering a multitude of aspects related to Climate Change, Biodiversity, Contaminants, Geological, Energy and Ethics, leading scientists provide foundational essays that enable researchers to define and scrutinize information, ideas, relationships, meanings and ideas within the Anthropocene concept. Questions widely debated among scientists, humanists, conservationists, politicians and others are included, providing discussion on when the Anthropocene began, what to call it, whether it should be considered an official geological epoch, whether it can be contained in time, and how it will affect future generations. Although the idea that humanity has driven the planet into a new geological epoch has been around since the dawn of the 20th century, the term ‘Anthropocene’ was only first used by ecologist Eugene Stoermer in the 1980s, and hence popularized in its current meaning by atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen in 2000. Presents comprehensive and systematic coverage of topics related to the Anthropocene, with a focus on the Geosciences and Environmental science Includes point-counterpoint articles debating key aspects of the Anthropocene, giving users an even-handed navigation of this complex area Provides historic, seminal papers and essays from leading scientists and philosophers who demonstrate changes in the Anthropocene concept over time

Introduction to Phytoremediation Book

Introduction to Phytoremediation


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Phytoremediation
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112104642506

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Environmental Heavy Metal Pollution and Effects on Child Mental Development Book

Environmental Heavy Metal Pollution and Effects on Child Mental Development


  • Author : Lubomir I. Simeonov
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-11-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400702523

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Environmental Heavy Metal Pollution and Effects on Child Mental Development Excerpt :

Heavy metals can be emitted into environment by both natural and anthropogenic sources, mainly mining and industrial activity. Human exposure occurs through all environmental media. Infants are more susceptible to the adverse effects of exposure. Increasing attention is now being paid to the mental development of children exposed to heavy metals. The purpose of this book is to evaluate the existing knowledge on intellectual impairment in children exposed to heavy metals in their living environment and to identify the research needs in order to obtain a clearer picture of the situation in countries and regions at risk, in which the economy is closely related to metallurgy and heavy metals emission, and to recommend a strategy for human protection. In greater detail the main objectives could be formulated as follows: to review the principal sources of single, and complex mixtures of, heavy metal pollutants in the environment; to identify suitable methodology for chemical analyses in the environment and in humans; to evaluate the existing methods for measuring mental impairment, including their reliability and validity; to recommend a standard testing protocol to be used in future research; to assess the future role of environmental heavy metal pollution in countries and regions at risk and its effects on children’s neurological development; to recommend a prevention strategy for protecting children’s health and development.

Management of Coking Coal Resources Book

Management of Coking Coal Resources


  • Author : Dilip Kumar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-12-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128031872

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Management of Coking Coal Resources Excerpt :

Management of Coking Coal Resources provides a one-stop reference that focuses on sustainable mining practices using a four-point approach that includes the economical, governmental, societal, and environmental aspects of coal exploration, coking coal mining, and steelmaking applications. This type of approach galvanizes the excavation, processing methods, and end uses of coal as an energy and steelmaking source, thus ensuring that the supply of coking coal meets the future demands of the rapidly expanding economies in India and other developing countries. The book provides information on the strategic planning and revitalization of India's Jharia coalfield, addressing actionable plans for methods of extraction, master plans for mine fires, subsidence management, land use planning, and sustainable mining. Users will find a multidisciplinary reference that presents the broad range of applications, techniques, and methodologies used in maintaining coking coal quality from exploration through extraction. Provides a one-stop reference that focuses on sustainable mining practices using a four-point approach Includes the economical, governmental, societal, and environmental aspects of coal exploration, coking coal mining, and steelmaking applications Presents information on the strategic planning and revitalization of India's Jharia coalfield Includes a broad range of the applications, techniques, and methodologies used in maintaining coking coal quality from exploration through extraction

Phytomanagement of Polluted Sites Book

Phytomanagement of Polluted Sites


  • Author : Vimal Chandra Pandey
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 626
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128139134

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Phytomanagement of Polluted Sites Excerpt :

Phytomanagement of Polluted Sites: Market Opportunities in Sustainable Phytoremediation brings together recent and established knowledge on different aspects of phytoremediation, providing this information in a single source that offers a cutting-edge synthesis of scientific and experiential knowledge on industrially contaminated site restoration that is useful for both practitioners and scientists. The book gives interested groups, both non-profit and for-profit, methods to manage dumpsites and other contaminated areas, including tactics on how to mitigate costs and even profit from ecological restoration. Covers successful examples of turning industrially contaminated sites into ecologically healthy revenue producers Explores examples of phytomanagement of dumpsites from around the globe Provides the tools the reader needs to select specific plant species according to site specificity

Urban Land Book

Urban Land


  • Author : Dieter D. Genske
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9783662053263

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Urban Land Excerpt :

Urban land is an environmental key topic considering the increasing urbani sation of our world. The amounting pressure on resources especially in the urban environment demand awareness across technical and political sectors and solid concepts for workable solutions. This book will address those people, who are key in coping with the challenges of sustainable urban land use management: Professionals in the growing field of urban land recycling and graduate students from different disciplines including urban planning, environmental sciences and geotechnics. Processes that lead to urban land degradation include the extraction of resources, their transformation into goods, the production of waste and conflicts in the allocation of land. Industrial soil pollution, soil sealing and urban sprawl pose serious challenges to resource management in urban environments. The possible implications are not necessarily restricted to the urban area but do have feedback into the countryside. The reduction of arable land in urban peripheries often causes enhanced pressure on back-country natural ecosystems such as forests, grass- and wetlands. Urban land recycling especially in the developing world is to be seen in the context of poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Ifwe don't get a proper sustainable use of urban land, as well as of water and other natural resources that relate to them, sustainable development will not be reached.

Industrial and Municipal Sludge Book

Industrial and Municipal Sludge


  • Author : Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 856
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128159088

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Industrial and Municipal Sludge: Emerging Concerns and Scope for Resource Recovery begins with a characterization of the types of sludge and their sources and management strategies. This section is followed by specific chapters that cover Emerging contaminants in sludge (Endocrine disruptors, Pesticides and Pharmaceutical residues, including illicit drugs/controlled substances), Bioleaching of sludge [with an enriched sulfur-oxidizing bacterial community, Recovery of valuable metals (Bioleaching and use of sulfur-oxidizing bacterial community, and Biogas production by continuous thermal hydrolysis and thermophilic anaerobic digestion of waste activated sludge. In addition, the book includes numerous tables and flow diagrams to help users further comprehend the subject matter. Includes numerous tables and flow diagrams to assist in the comprehension of new and existing sludge treatments and resource recovery technology Covers biogas production by continuous thermal hydrolysis and thermophilic anaerobic digestion of waste activated sludge Presents information on the recovery of valuable metals from sludge (bioleaching and the use of a sulfur-oxidizing bacterial community) Includes opportunities and challenges in the biorefinery-based valorization of pulp and paper sludge

Bioremediation of Pollutants Book

Bioremediation of Pollutants


  • Author : Vimal Chandra Pandey
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-05-30
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128190265

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Bioremediation of Pollutants Excerpt :

Bioremediation of Pollutants: From Genetic Engineering to Genome Engineering provides insights into genetic and genome engineering strategies in bioremediation, covering a wide range of microorganisms that are key to the removal of pollutants. The book includes discussions on root engineering, transgenic plants, metagenomics, bioreactors, molecular biology tools, genome editing, synthetic biology, microbial indicators, biosurfactants, biofilms, genetically modified organisms, and engineered fungi and bacteria. Presented by top experts in the field, this resource captures the essence and diversity of bioremediation methodologies in a single source. Students and beginners in environmental science, researchers, soil scientists, genetic and genome engineers, stakeholders and policymakers interested in improving this rapidly growing area of research will find this resource extremely useful. Draws together research from eminent scientists from across the globe in the areas of phytoremediation and microbial remediation Includes case studies of engineered bacterial remediation Covers the genome editing CRISPR-Cas9 system that has been less explored in plants and microorganisms

Innovative Exploration Methods for Minerals  Oil  Gas  and Groundwater for Sustainable Development Book

Innovative Exploration Methods for Minerals Oil Gas and Groundwater for Sustainable Development


  • Author : A. K. Moitra
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-12-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128239995

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Innovative Exploration Methods for Minerals Oil Gas and Groundwater for Sustainable Development Excerpt :

Innovative Exploration Methods for Mineral, Oil, Gas, and Groundwater for Sustainable Development provides an integrated approach to exploration encompassing geology, geophysics, mining, and mineral processing. In addition, groundwater exploration is included, as it is central to the development of earth resources. As the demand for coal, minerals, oil and gas, and water continues to grow globally, researchers must prioritize sustainable exploration methods. Old technologies are being replaced speedily and exploration work has become fast, focused, meaningful, and readily reproducible keeping in pace with the changing global scenario. The themes of exploration of energy resources, exploration of minerals, groundwater exploration and processing and mineral engineering are separated out into sections and chapters included in these sections include case studies focusing on tools and techniques for exploration. Innovative Exploration Methods for Mineral, Oil, Gas, and Groundwater for Sustainable Development gives insight to modern concepts of exploration for those working in the various fields of energy, mineral, and groundwater exploration. Presents innovative research that will both challenge and complement the traditional concepts of exploration Covers a wide range of instruments and their applications, as well as the tools and processes that need to be followed for modern exploration work Includes research on groundwater exploration with a focus on conservation and sustainable exploration and development

Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water Book
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Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water


  • Author : Norman Terry
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 1439822654

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Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water Excerpt :

Phytoremediation is an exciting, new technology that utilizes metal-accumulating plants to rid soil of heavy metal and radionuclides. Hyperaccumulation plants are an appealing and economical alternative to current methods of soil recovery. Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water is the most thorough literary examination of the subject available today. The successful implementation of phytoremediation depends on identifying plant material that is well adapted to specific toxic sites. Gentle remediation is then applied in situ, or at the contamination site. No soil excavation or transport is necessary. This severely contains the potential risk of the pollutants entering the food chain. And it's cost effective. The progress of modern man has created many sites contaminated with heavy metals. The effected land is toxic to plants and animals , which creates considerable public interest in remediation. But the commonly used remedies are ex situ, which poses an expensive dilemma and an even greater threat. Phytoremediation offers the prospect of a cheaper and healthier way to deal with this problem. Read Phytoremediation of Contaminated Soil and Water to learn just how far this burgeoning technology has developed.

Manual for Soil Analysis   Monitoring and Assessing Soil Bioremediation Book

Manual for Soil Analysis Monitoring and Assessing Soil Bioremediation


  • Author : Rosa Margesin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2005-12-17
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540289043

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Manual for Soil Analysis Monitoring and Assessing Soil Bioremediation Excerpt :

This volume presents detailed descriptions of methods for evaluating, monitoring and assessing bioremediation of soil contaminated with organic pollutants or heavy metals. Traditional soil investigation techniques, including chemical, physical and microbiological methods, are complemented by the most suitable modern methods, including bioreporter technology, immunological, ecotoxicological and molecular assays. Step-by-step procedures, lists of required equipment and reagents and notes on evaluation and quality control allow immediate application