Introduction to Phytoremediation of Contaminated Groundwater: Historical Foundation, Hydrologic Control, and Contaminant Remediation

Springer Science & Business Media
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This book provides the reader with the comprehensive view necessary to understand and critically evaluate the design, implementation, and monitoring of phytoremediation at sites characterized by contaminated groundwater. Part I presents the historical foundation of the interaction between plants and groundwater, introduces fundamental groundwater concepts for plant physiologists, and introduces basic plant physiology for hydrogeologists. Part II presents information on how to assess, design, implement, and monitor phytoremediation projects for hydrologic control. Part III presents how plants take up and detoxify a wide range of organic xenobiotics in contaminated groundwater systems, and provides various approaches on how this can be assessed and monitored. Throughout, concepts are emphasized with numerous case studies, illustrations and pertinent literature citations.
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Publisher
Springer Science & Business Media
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Published on
Sep 18, 2011
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Pages
415
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ISBN
9789400719576
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
Science / Earth Sciences / Hydrology
Science / Environmental Science
Science / Life Sciences / Botany
Science / Life Sciences / Ecology
Technology & Engineering / Environmental / General
Technology & Engineering / Environmental / Water Supply
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