This book opens with discussions of the contamination of sediments resulting from discharge of pollutants, excessive nutrients and other hazardous substances from anthropogenic activities. It examines impacts observed as a result of these discharges, including the presence of hazardous materials and the phenomenon of eutrophication, and elucidates the remediation techniques developed to restore the health of sediments and how to evaluate these technologies using indicators.
The text highlights the problems inherent when dealing with contaminated sediments in rivers, lakes, and estuaries and includes numerous case studies that illustrate key concepts.
Introduction to Sediment Contamination and Management. Introduction to Sediments.
Characterization of Contaminated Sediments.
Remediation Assessment, Sampling and Monitoring.
Natural Attenuation/Natural Recovery of Contaminated Sediments. In Situ Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. Remediation of Dredged Contaminated Sediments.
Assessment of the Treatment of Sediments.
Current State and Future Directions.
Appendix: Standards and Guidelines.
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