Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation deals with the biological, physical, chemical, and engineering approaches necessary for the reclamation of mine waste. As mining has negative effects on natural resources and deteriorates the quality of the surrounding environment, this book provides coverage across different types of mining industries, which are currently creating industrial deserts overloaded with technogenic waste. The book offers cost-effective strategies and approaches for contaminated sites, along with remediation and rehabilitation methods for contaminated soils and waste dumps. It is an essential resource for students and academics, but is also ideal for applied professionals in environmental geology, mineral geologists, biotechnologists and policymakers.
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Section 1 1. Abandoned Mine Reclamation
holistic approach 2. Soil Quality Indices for Evaluation of Abandoned Mine Land [AML] 3. Indicators for Monitoring Mine Site Rehabilitation 4. Biotechnological tools for remediation of Acid Mine Drainage 5. Biotechnological tools for Mine Site Rehabilitation 6. Novel methods for the remediation of Acid Mine Drainage 7. Mine site restoration using sylvicultural approach 8. Engineered soils using amendments for in situ rehabilitation of AML 9. Aided Phytostabilization of Mine Waste 10. Fly ash and lime-stabilized biosolid mixtures for mine spoil reclamation 11. Iron oxide nanoparticles and reclamation of mine sites 12. Nanoenhanced Reclamation of Mine Spoils 13. Insights and lessons learned from the long-term rehabilitation of AMLs 14. Mycoremediation for mine site rehabilitation 15. Mycorrhizal fungi from mine sites and rehabilitation of AMLs 16. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria-assisted phytoremediation of mine soils
Case Studies 17. Brazil -Mine Site rehabilitation in Brazil 18. China
Mine land reclamation of coal mine, A case study from China 19. Czech
Mine Rehabilitation Technologies in Czech Republic 20. India
Nyveli Lignite Mine Rehabilitation 21. Carbon sequestration and soil CO2 flux in reclaimed coal mine from India 22. Stabilization of iron ore mine spoil dump sites with vetiver system 23. India
Techniques for evaluation of mine site reclamation success 24. Ireland
Mine Sites Rehabilitation in Ireland 25. Japan
Phytorecovery of mine-impacted agricultural land in Japan 26. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining waste rehabilitation with energy crops and native flora
a case study from Nigeria 27. Poland
Reclamation of post-mining sites in Poland 28. Poland
Lignite Mine Waste reclamation 29. Russia
Biological recultivation of Ural coal mines disturbed lands 30. Russia
Mine land rehabilitation in the Russian Sub-Arctic 31. USA
Mine waste remediation in United States 32. UK: Building a Cradle for Nature: A Paradigm for Environmental Reconstruction on degraded former surface coal-mine sites in South Wales, UK 33. Thailand
Thai mining and bio-geotechnologies for sustainable development
Dr Prasad is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Hyderabad. He has served the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India in various advisory committees on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, pollution control and abatement, environmental information systems and bioremediation of contaminated sites. He is an active visiting scientist in several international universities. He is the editor, co-editor, or author of 17 books published by leading international publishers and 190 journal articles and 118 book chapters/conference proceedings. He has made outstanding contributions to the fields of Bioremediation, Bioresources, Biomass energy sources, bioeconomy and to the broad field of environmental biotechnology (including value chain and value addition products from plants used in phytoremediation) all of which are his main areas of expertise.
Paulo Jorge de Campos Favas Professor, School of Life Sciences and the Environment, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal.
Dr De Campos Favas is a professor in the Department of Geology of the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro as well as a member of the Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (MARE) from the University of Coimbra. He has been involved in 10 research projects. He is author and co-author of 29 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and 136 papers in conference proceedings, has 19 book chapters and 2 books published. His main areas of research are: heavy metals and arsenic contamination (soil, sediment, water); acid mine drainage; bioaccumulation of metals in plants (aquatic and terrestrial environments); hyperaccumulator plants; phytoremediation; bioindication; restoration of degraded mine areas.
Subodh Kumar Maiti Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), India.
Dr Maiti is an award winning author in Environmental Engineering. His area of focus is mining and the environment for most of his career. He has published 3 books, 89 journal papers, 14 book chapters and over 100 proceedings. He is Professor of the Department of Environmental Sc. & Engg (ESE) at the Centre of Mining Environment Indian School of Mines. He acquired his Ph.D (Env Sc. & Engg., ISM), M.Tech (Envt Sc. & Engg, IIT Bombay), M.Sc (Botany, Calcutta University), Mining & Env (Univ of Luleo, Sweden), EIA & Auditing (UK), SERI (Australia), FNEA, and Mem IPS (USA).