Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Soil Contamination - Recent Advances and Future Perspectives

Adnan Mustafa

Brno University of Technology

Post-doctoral Researcher at Soil and Water Research Infrastructure of the Biology Centre CAS in České Budějovice, Czech Republic who published over 50 refereed journal articles. Dr. Mustafa’s research is focused on soil microbiology and plant-microbe interactions for the remediation of contaminated sites.


Muhammad Naveed

University of Agriculture Faisalabad

A pioneering researcher in soil microbiology/ecology, appointed as Associate Professor at the Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Dr. Naveed is a holder of 3 patents and has published more than 130 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. His work is recognized internationally, receiving more than 1000 citations every single year.


Remediation Environmental Pollution Heavy Metals Detoxification Mechanisms Metal-Tolerant Microbes Rhizobacteria Phytoremediation Biosorption Biosurfactants Biochar Composts Nanoparticles

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Soil contamination with various materials related to potentially toxic elements (PTEs), heavy metals, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons, and micro-plastics has emerged as a serious issue recently. This book provides the most recent insights into the current status, research progress, and future perspectives of soil contamination globally. This will also provide the most recent information regarding the interactions among soil-plant-amendments and microbial partners in the remediation of contaminated soils. This book will offer a strong foundation for discussion on soil contamination and its remediation strategies used so far for the betterment of soil health, sustainable agriculture, and ultimately food security. We welcome the contributions from research scholars, agriculturists, soil scientists, and related scientific fractions to contribute their chapters.

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Date completed: March 30th 2022

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Adnan Mustafa

Brno University of Technology

Adnan has completed his Ph.D in Soil Science from Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Environmental Protection, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic.  He is simultaneously working as a Researcher with Department of Agrochemistry, Soil Science, Microbiology and Plant Nutrition (FA), Mendel University Brno and Institute of Environmental Studies, Charles University Prague, Czechia.  His research is focused on soil organic carbon (SOC) accumulation mechanisms, plant-microbe interactions, biochar production, and utilization for agricultural crop production and environmental remediation. He is actively involved in bioremediation of contaminated soils using organic and inorganic amendments in addition to exploiting plant-microbe interactions. He has published over 50 refereed journal articles, many of which sought to explore the effectiveness of innovative soil amendments and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for improving crop performance and soil resilience under various abiotic stresses. He has been working for several renowned academic societies and enjoys early career in research.

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