Books  Environmental Science  Effects of Contaminants 

Contaminated Sediments in Ports and Waterways: Clean-up Strategies and Technologies

By: National Research Council

295 pages, Tabs

National Academies Press (NAP)

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #60893 | ISBN: 0309054931
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £30.99 $38/€35 approx

About this book

Contaminated marine sediments threaten ecosystems, marine resources, and human health. They can have major economic impacts when controversies over risks and costs of sediment management interfere with needs to dredge major ports. "Contaminated Sediments in Ports and Waterways" examines management and technology issues and provides guidance that will help officials make timely decisions and use technologies effectively. The book includes recommendations with a view toward improving decision making, developing cost-effective technologies, and promoting the successful completion of cleanup projects. The volume assesses the state of practice and research and development status of both short-term and longer-term remediation methods. The committee provides a conceptual overview for risk-based contaminated sediment management that can be used to develop plans that address complex technological, political, and legal issues and the interests of various stakeholders. The book emphasizes the need for proper assessment of conditions at sediment sites and adequate control of contamination sources.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

NHBS Price: £99.99 $122/€112 approx

Silent Spring

NHBS Price: £9.99 $12/€11 approx

Environmental Modelling

NHBS Price: £129.00 $158/€145 approx

Methods and Techniques for Cleaning-up Contaminated Sites

NHBS Price: £70.99 $87/€80 approx

The Fate of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the North Sea

NHBS Price: £96.99 $119/€109 approx