Phytoremediation Potential Of Bioenergy Plants by Kuldeep BauddhPhytoremediation Potential Of Bioenergy Plants by Kuldeep Bauddh

Phytoremediation Potential Of Bioenergy Plants

byKuldeep BauddhEditorBhaskar Singh, John Korstad

Hardcover | April 7, 2017

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The globally escalating population necessitates production of more goods and services to fulfil the expanding demands of human beings which resulted in urbanization and industrialization. Uncontrolled industrialization caused two major problems - energy crisis and accelerated environmental pollution throughout the world.

Presently, there are technologies which have been proposed or shown to tackle both the problems. Researchers continue to seek more cost effective and environmentally beneficial pathways for problem solving.

Plant kingdom comprises of species which have the potential to resolve the couple problem of pollution and energy.

Plants are considered as a potential feedstock for development of renewable energy through biofuels. Another important aspect of plants is their capacity to sequester carbon dioxide and absorb, degrade, and stabilize environmental pollutants such as heavy metals, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons, poly-aromatic biphenyls, radioactive materials, and other chemicals.

Thus, plants may be used to provide renewable energy generation and pollution mitigation.

An approach that could amalgamate the two aspects can be achieved through phytoremediation (using plants to clean up polluted soil and water), and subsequent generation of energy from the phyto-remediator plants. This would be a major advance in achieving sustainability that focuses on optimizing 'people' (social issues), 'planet' (environmental issues), and 'profit' (financial issues).

The "Phytoremediation-Cellulosic Biofuels" (PCB) process will be socially beneficial through reducing pollution impacts on people, ecologically beneficial through pollution abatement, and economically viable through providing revenue that supplies an energy source that is renewable and also provides less dependence on importing foreign energy (energy-independence). The utilization of green plants for pollution remediation and energy production will also tackle some other important global concerns like global climate change, ocean acidification, and land degradation through carbon sequestration, reduced emissions of other greenhouse gases, restoration of degraded lands and waters, and more.

This book addresses the overall potential of major plants that have the potential to fulfil the dual purposes of phytoremediation and energy generation. The non-edible bioenergy plants that are explored for this dual objective include Jatropha curcas, Ricinus communis, Leucaena leucocephalla, Milletia pinnata, Canabis sativa, Azadirachta indica, and Acacia nilotica.

The book addresses all possible aspects of phyto-remediaton and energy generation in a holistic way. The contributors are one of most authoritative experts in the field and have covered and compiled the best content most comprehensively. The book is going to be extremely useful for researchers in the area, research students, academicians and also for policy makers for an inclusive understanding and assessment of potential in plant  kingdom to solve the dual problem of energy and pollution.

Dr. Kuldeep Bauddh is currently an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at the Centre for Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, India. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India in 2014. Dr. Bauddh is currently engaged in teaching the ...
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Title:Phytoremediation Potential Of Bioenergy PlantsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:472 pagesPublished:April 7, 2017Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9811030839

ISBN - 13:9789811030833

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Phytoremediation: A multidimensional and ecologically viable practice for the cleanup of environmental contaminants (Poulomi Chakravarty).- Chapter 2. Bioenergy: A sustainable approach for cleaner environment (Abhishek Guldhe).- Chapter 3. Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soil using Bioenergy Crops (Ambuj Bhushan Jha).- Chapter 4. PHYTOREMEDIATION OF SOIL CONTAMINANTS BY BIODIESEL PLANT Jatropha curcas (Abioye OP).- Chapter 5. Ricinus Communis: An ecological engineer and a biofuel resource (Dhananjay Kumar).- Chapter 6. Bioenergy and Phytoremediation Potential of Millettia pinnata (Dipesh kumar).- Chapter 7. PHYTOREMEDIATION POTENTIAL OF Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit. FOR HEAVY METAL POLLUTED AND DEGRADED ENVIRONMENTS (Jamilu Edrisa Ssenku).- Chapter 8. Phytoremediation potential of industrially important and biofuel plants: Azadirachta indica and Acacia nilotica (Jaya Tiwari).- Chapter 9. Efficiency of an industrially important crop Hibiscus cannabinus for phytoremediation and bioenergy production (Neha Vishnoi).- Chapter 10. Canabis sativa: A plant suitable for Phytoremediation and Bioenergy production (Sanjeev Kumar).- Chapter 11. Phytoremediation and bioenergy production efficiency of medicinal and aromatic plants (Jisha C.K.).- Chapter 12. A sustainable approach to clean contaminated land using terrestrial grasses (Anju Patel).- Chapter 13. Macrophytes for the reclamation of degraded water bodies with potential for bio-energy production (Sangeeta Anand).- Chapter 14. Efficiency of bioenergy plant in phytoremediation of saline and sodic soil (Priyanka Bharti).- Chapter 15. Managing waste dumpsites through energy plantations (Vimal Chandra Pandey).- Chapter 16. Biotechnological intervention to enhance the potential ability of bioenergy plants for phytoremediation (Gulshan Singh).- Chapter 17. Sustainability of three (Jatropha, Karanja and Castor) oil seed bearing bio-energy plants for phytoremediation: A meta-analysis based case study of India (Dipesh Kumar).- Chapter 18. Phycoremediation: An ecofriendly algal technology for bioremediation and bioenergy production (Sanjay Kumar Gupta).- Chapter 19. Coupling phytoremediation appositeness with bioenergy plants: A socio-legal perspective (Rashwet Shrinkhal).