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Special Issue

Nano-Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals, Radionucleotides, and Other Contaminants of Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems Using Non-Food Bioenergy Plants and Their Root-associated Non-pathogenic and Symbiotic Microbiota

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Professor (Rtd.) Dr Abdul G. Khan

PhD 1968 (Syd Uni Australia), M. Sc. 1963 (Panjab Uni Pakistan), M. Edu. 1979 (Canberra University, Australia), M. App. Sci. (Biotechnology), 1990 (NSW University, Sydney, Australia).
1. Grad Life Member Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
2. Alumni Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
3. Mailing Address: 14 Clarissa Place, Ambarvale, NSW, 2560. Australia.

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Research Interests: Dr. A. G. Khan is a Professor of Microbiology specializing in soil and water decontamination promoted by plants (Nano-phytoremediation) and their root-associated symbiotic microbes (Plant Growth Promoting Free-Living and Symbiotic Rhizobia, and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi) that enhance in situ nano-mycorrhizo-phyto-remediation (NMPR) and increase biomass production at lowest cost for bioenergy conversion. He supports the approach of linking and amalgamating phytoremediation strategy with mycorrhiza for increased energy production in order to fulfil the energy demand required for expanding urbanisation and industrialization and worldwide accelerated environmental pollution mitigation. Current researches have addressed the potential of non-food contaminant-accumulating, and fast-growing bioenergy plants that can fulfil this dual purpose of phytoremediation of heavy-metals and radio-nucleotide contaminated terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and energy production.

About the topic:

The book aims at tackling different aspects of environmental pollutants of air, soil and water, and their nano-remediation from a biotechnological point of view to harness the potential of microbes for reclaiming derelict terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems resulted by anthropogenic activities by man causing destruction of important natural resources. Microbial communities of the soil play important role in geochemical cycling, revegetation, and ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation of derelict terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The chapters offer a comprehensive review of nanotechnological strategies to decontaminate soil, water, and air contaminated by heavy metals, Uranium and other contaminants using non-food bioenergy plants and their root-associated non-pathogenic and symbiotic microbiota. Role of these microbiota in mitigation and bioavailability of essential trace elements and micronutrients in contaminated soils is another important aspect requiring further research. Insight into rhizospheres of plants growing on contaminated soils, i.e. insight into plant-rhizo-microbiome interaction for sustainable vegetation of derelict terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, deserves further investigation.

Broad Tentative Themes (Topics) for Chapter writing:

  • Use of Mycorrhizal Non-Food Bioenergy Plants in the Nano Phytoremediation of Arsenic Contaminated Aquatic Wetlands
  • Potential for Mycorrhiza-Assisted Phytoremediation of Uranium-Contaminated aquatic ecosystems
  • Bio-energy Non-Food Crops and their use for simultaneous in Situ Nano-Phytoremediation of HM-contaminated soils and Bioenergy Production
  • Endosymbiotic N-Fixing Rhizobia and P-Enhancing AM Fungi in Non-Leguminous Root Nodule-bearing Plants and their role in Restoration of Derelict Land – a Review
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of Nano Mycorrhizo-Phytoremediation of HM-Contaminated Arable Land
  • Cannabis sativa: A Plant Suitable for Nano-Phytoremediation and Bioenergy Production
  • Re-utilization of Heavy-Metal Contaminated Bioenergy-Biomass Residue
  • Potential of Non-Food Crops as Alternative Land Use for HM-Contaminated Derelict Land
  • Coupling of Phytoremediation with Bioenergy Production
  • Potential of using Cannabis Biomass Residue for Biosorption of Radioactive Uranium Waste contaminated aquatic ecosystems
  • Arbuscular Mycorrhizae and their role in survival of plants growing on halophytic, xerophytic, hydrophytic, and HM-contaminated soils
  • Bioenergy Plant Associated- Non-Pathogenic Microbes Crosstalk – Rhizosphere signalling interactions – a holistic approach
  • Regulation of Bioenergy plant defence against the Abiotic Stresses
  • Communication dynamics undergoing in the rhizobium of bioenergy cops and abiotic stresses
  • Rhizosphere Engineering and Bioenergy Crops
  • Mycorrhizal Research in the Context of contaminated water quality and contaminant-mitigation
  • Mycotrophy of bioenergy plants and its significance in wetland ecology and management
  • The role of indigenous microbial population associated with roots of bioenergy crops in phytoremediation of trace metal contaminated habitats
  • Bioenergy crops and use of co-inoculum of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), mycorrhiza-helping bacteria (MBF), and Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR), for restoration and management of derelict and contaminated habitats
  • Soil amendments with high biomass producing bioenergy crops, trace element tolerant Glomalian-fungi and associated rhizobacteria to remediation contaminated soil and water.
  • Microbial dynamics in the mycorrhizosphere of bioenergy non-food crops growing on contaminated soil, with special reference to arbuscular mycorrhizae
  • Mass Production of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus inoculum for in situ nano-mycorrhizo-phytoremediation (NMPR) of contaminated soils and water using bioenergy crops
  • Relationship between level of phytochelators (PCs) and Heavy metal tolerance -- Potential role and mechanism of heavy-metal-binding proteins or peptides, Metallothionins (nanoparticles), synthesized by plants, in the HM-binding, movement in plant, and detoxification/sequestration of heavy metals.
  • Using Mycorrhizal Bioenergy Non-Food Crops as Phytoremediation Agents for Uranium-Contaminated Soils and Waters
  • Mycorrhizal Bioenergy Plants as Feedstock for Biomass-to-Bioenergy Conversion
  • Contaminated Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems and Human Health – the Risks of Contaminated Environment to humans
  • Potential of nanomaterials to NMPR strategy of uranium contaminated aquatic ecosystems and wetlands
  • Potential of NMPR Strategy for De-Contaminating Aquatic Ecosystems by Constructed Wetlands using Aquatic Macrophytes and Indigenous Water-Logging Resistant Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Creating Dual Economic Benefits of Enhanced Biomass Production by Mycorrhizal Non-Agricultural Bioenergy Crops and Remediation of Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Initial soil microbiome population of plants growing on Uranium-contaminated soils and their influence on bioenergy-plant-associated microbiota (PGPR and AMF)
  • Rhizosphere Microbial Population of Plants Growing on Uranium-Contaminated Soils and Their Significance and Role in NMPR of such Soils
  • Quorum Sensing (inter-organismal signalling) and Bioenergy Plant Growth Promotion in Arsenic-Contaminated Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Protection of Bioenergy Crop Plants against Abiotic stresses and Symbiosis
  • Soil Mechanics and Dynamics of Contaminants (Heavy Metals, Radionucleotides, etc.) in Plant-Soil Interactions and Their Environmental Impacts.
  • Non-Leguminous, Mycorrhizal, and N-Fixing Root-Nodule- Bearing Trees and Their Significance in Plant Succession Covering Bare Soil of Disturbed Forest Areas, i.e. Nano-Phytoremediation
  • Biofortification of Essential Trace Element’s Availability and Effectivity in Bioenergy Plants Growing on Contaminated Soils Through Foliar Spray Strategy Supplemented by Mycorrhizal Inoculations