List of Authors Preface.- 1. Why remediate?; D. Belluck et al.- 2. Hyperaccumulation of trace elements by plants; B. Reeves.- 3. Plant accumulation capacity for potentially toxic element; P. Tlustos et al.- 4. Genetically modified plants with improved properties for phytoremediation purposes; T. Macek.- 5. Phytostabilisation of metal-contaminated sites; M. Mench et al.- 6. Phytomanagement of radioactively contaminated sites; H. Vandenhove.- 7. Phytoremediation of industrially-contaminated sites using trees; N. Dickinson.- 8. Factors limiting efficiency of phytoextraction at multi-metal contaminated sites; C. Keller.- 9. Litavka river alluvium as a model area heavily polluted with potentially risk elements; L. Boruvka , R. Vacha.- 10. Plant uptake of radiocaesium - potential for remediate radiopolluted soils; N. Goncharova.- 11. Study of Cd Accumulation by Thlaspi Caerulescens underpresence of glucuronic acid containing exopolysaccharides; A. Lopareva.- 12. Sunflower growth and tolerance to arsenic is increased by the rhizospheric bacteria Pseudomonas fluorescens; S. Shilev et al.- 13. Natural zeolites effect on heavy metals immobilization in soil; C.H. Barbu et al.- 14. The arsenic-phytoremediation potential of genetically modified pseudomonas spp.; O.I. Sizova et al.- 15. Round table discussion: Sustainable Management of Natural Plant Resources for Phytoremediation; R. King, A. Royle.- 16. Working group discussion: The Efficiency and Viability of Phytoremediation; A. Royle.- Thematic Index.
This is the first book aimed at development of a common language among scientists working in the field of Phytoremediation. Authors of the main chapters are leading scientists in this field. Some of them were among the first ones to have suggested the use of hyperaccumulator plants for extraction of metals from soils. Manuscripts based on lectures presented at the ASI have been revised here to take into account ASI participants' comments and suggestions.
This book is unique because on the one hand the fundamental aspects of the mechanisms of acquisition, transfer and accumulation of metals in plants are discussed and on the other hand practical approach to prioritizing assessing and remediating significant environmental problems. Several types of phytoremediation are commercially used.