Dredging and Disposal of Contaminated Sediments

This chapter describes how many ports and waterways are characterized by the presence of contaminated sediment beds and these may have to be dredged during capital or maintenance works. These sediments may also be removed as part of a remedial scheme to improve sediment and water quality. The dredging, transport and disposal of these materials are, in themselves, environmental impacts that have the potential, if not undertaken carefully, can cause damage to the environment. Dredging and disposal of contaminated sediments are that topics that have received considerable attention over the past 3 decades. Techniques of dredging, disposal, treatment and use of dredged materials are rapidly evolving in response to general public concern and national and international regulation. This rapid evolution, in combination with the complexity of the topic is presented in detail in this chapter.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Land, Johm M
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Second
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 381-400
  • Monograph Title: Planning and Design of Ports and Marine Terminals

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  • Accession Number: 01054184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0727732242
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2007 4:13PM