Table of Contents

Soil sampling and storage / Andreas Paetz, Berndt-Michael Wilke.
Determination of chemical and physical soil properties / Berndt-Michael Wilke.
Quantification of soil contamination / Kirsten S. Jørgensen ... [et al.].
Immunotechniques as a tool for detection of hydrocarbons / Grażyna A. Płaza, Krzysztof Ulfig, Albert J. Tien.
Feasibility studies for microbial remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil / Ajay Singh, Owen P. Ward, Ramesh C. Kuhad.
Feasibility studies for microbial remediation of metal-contaminated soil / Franz Schinner, Thomas Klauser.
Feasibility studies for phytoremediation of metal-contaminated soil / Aleksandra Sas-Nowosielska, Rafal Kucharski, Eugeniusz Malkowski.
Quantification of hydrocarbon biodegradation using internal markers / Roger C. Prince, Gregory S. Douglas.
Assessment of hydrocarbon biodegradation potential using radiorespirometry / Jon E. Lindstrom, Joan F. Braddock.
Molecular techniques for monitoring and assessing soil bioremediation / Lyle G. Whyte, Charles W. Greer.
Bioreporter technology for monitoring soil bioremediation / Steven Ripp.
Interpretation of fatty acid profiles of soil microorganisms / David B. Hedrick, Aaron Peacock, David C. White.
Enumeration of soil microorganisms / Julia Foght, Jackie Aislabie.
Quantification of soil microbial biomass by fumigation-extraction / Rainer Georg Joergensen, Philip C. Brookes.
Determination of adenylates and adenylate energy charge / Rainer Georg Joergensen, Markus Raubuch.
Determination of aerobic N-mineralization / Rainer Georg Joergensen.
Determination of enzyme activities in contaminated soil / Rosa Margesin.
Assessment of ecotoxicity of contaminated soil using bioassays / Adolf Eisentraeger, Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Joerg Roembke. "Reliable methods for monitoring and assessing soil quality are a prerequisite for successful soil bioremediation projects. The fifth volume of Soil Biology presents detailed descriptions of selected methods for evaluating, monitoring and assessing bioremediation treatments of soils contaminated with organic pollutants or heavy metals. Traditional soil investigation techniques, including chemical, physical and microbiological methods, are complemented by the most suitable modern methods, such as the use of bioreporter technology, immunological, ecotoxicological or molecular assays. Feasibility studies for bioremediation treatments complete the manual. Easy-to-follow protocols with step-by-step procedures, lists of the required equipment and reagents as well as notes on the evaluation and quality control allow immediate application. Short introductions to the principles and objectives help to assess the field of application of each procedure."--Jacket.