Soil, a highly valuable natural resource, is a core component of land resources, agricultural development, ecological sustainability, and many critical ecosystem services. Erosion, nutrient depletion, acidification, salinization, compaction, and chemical pollution are some processes contributing to soil degradation. Sustainable management of the world's soils has therefore become imperative for reversing the trend of soil degradation. Chemically contaminated soil may be remediated through a synergistic approach using electrokinetic processes and phytoremediation. The efficiency and application range of this remediation approach is highly dependent on both soil and contaminant properties. Potential limitations and future perspectives are presented, focusing on the remediation of both organic and inorganic contaminants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrokinetic Remediation for Environmental Security and Sustainability
EditorsAlexandra B. Ribeiro, Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781119670186
ISBN (Print)9781119670117
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Mar 2021


  • hybrid technologies
  • electrokinetic process
  • soil pollution
  • organic degradation
  • metal removal


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