Phytotechnology with Biomass Production: Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sites


Available for Pre-order. Due June 2021.
Phytotechnology with Biomass Production: Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sites Editors: Larry E. Erickson, Valentina Pidlisnyuk Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd Pages: 246 Illustrations and other contents: 5 Line drawings, color; 2 Line drawings, black and white; 13 Halftones, color; 9 Halftones, black and white; 27 Tables, black and white; 18 Illustrations, color; 11 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9780367522803 Categories: , , , ,

This book explains the concept of using phytotechnology with biomass production to improve soil quality and restore contaminated sites to a useful state that has economic and social value. It is focused on the application of second generation biofuel crops, primarily miscanthus, to slightly contaminated or marginal post-military and post-mining soils. Based on recent and ongoing research from the United States, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland, along with case studies from other countries, this is the first comprehensive book on using phytotechnology with biomass production at contaminated sites at a global level. Features: Focused on an important topic of a growing global activity: soil improvement through biomass production. Includes case-studies and success stories from different countries on application of miscanthus phytotechnology to sites differently contaminated by trace elements, pesticides and petroleum products. Discusses peculiarities of miscanthus production on post-military and post-mining contaminated land, impact of plant growth regulators, soil amendments, fertilizers and biochar to the process. Introduces soil fauna as indicators of soil health during miscanthus phytotechnology application. Presents miscanthus value chain associated with processing of miscanthus biomass to different bioproducts. While written primarily for faculty, students, research scientist, environmental and agricultural professionals, gardeners, farmers, landowners, and government officials, this book also has value for all who are working on phytotechnology projects to reduce risk and/or improve soil quality at contaminated sites. It is also a great new resource for those who are new to the topics and want to learn to apply phytotechnologies and biomass production with its further converting to energy and bioproducts.

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Author Biography

Larry E. Erickson is professor of chemical engineering at Kansas State University where he has been involved in hazardous substance teaching and research for more than 30 years. He teaches CHE 650 Hazardous Waste Engineering Seminar and CHE 670 Sustainability Seminar. He directed the Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center from 1989- 2003 and the Center for Hazardous Substance Research from 1985-2018. He has helped to provide leadership for the NATO project New Phytotechnology for Cleaning Contaminated Military Sites. He has published several books and helped as coauthor of over 400 professional publications. His B.S.ChE. and PhD are in chemical engineering from Kansas State University. Valentina Pidlisnyuk is a professor in the Department of Environmental Chemistry and Technology at Jan Evangelista Purkyne University where she teaches classes in environmental chemistry, sustainable management of contaminated sites, and phytoremediation. Her research has a focus on phytoremediation with biomass production including growing miscanthus in contaminated soils. She has provided leadership as director of the NATO SPS project New Phytotechnology for Cleaning Contaminated Military Sites, and has organized workshops on phytoremediation of polluted military sites and environmental analytical chemistry with international participation. She has edited several books and is coauthor of over 350 professional publications. Her M.S. and PhD are in chemistry, and her professorship is in environmental science.