Sediment Quality Assessment and Management

Insight and Progress

Ed.: Mohiuddin Munawar

2003. XVI, 361 pages, 111 figures, 53 tables, 16x24cm, 750 g
Language: English

(Ecovision World Monograph Series)

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Sediment contamination is an issue of concern throughout the world and a major goal of the AEHMS has been to encourage the exchange of scientific knowledge on a world wide basis. The papers of this volume demonstrate how sediments, and the organisms living in sediments, provide and indication spatial and temporal trends in contamination, how bioaccumulation is used to measure the bioavailable fraction of these contaminants, how toxicity tests can be used to measure environmental impacts

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M. Munawar: Editorial
M. Kumagai, M. Munawar, T. Murphy: Welcome
U. Borgmann: Foreword
Overview of Bioassessment and Management of Sediments
G.A. Burton, Jr., C.D. Rowland, M.S. Greenberg, D.R. Lavoie,
J.F. Nordstrom, L. M. Eggert: A tiered, weight-of-evidence approach
for evaluating aquatic ecosystems
U. Borgmann: Assessing metal impacts in sediments: key questions and
how to answer them
C. Blaise: Canadian application of bioassays for environmental
management: a review
T.P. Murphy, M. Kumagai: Eutrophication control by sediment treatment:
Common assumptions and misconceptions
Monitoring Sediment Contamination: Spatial and Temporal trends
K.N. Irvine, K.M. Frothingham, M.C. Rossi, S. Pickard, J. Atkinson,
T. Bajak: Contaminated sediment in the Buffalo River Area of Concern -
historical trends and current conditions
G-S. Hwang, H-S. Shin, K. Kim, S-K. Yeo, J-S. Kim: Heavy metals in the
burrowing bivalve (Solen Strictus) from tidal flats along the western
coast of South Korea
A. M. Cicero, M. G. Finoia, M. Gabellini, E. Pietrantonio,
G. Romanelli, E. Romano: Assessment of chlorinated organic pollutants
in the sediments of a coastal area of the Tyrrhenian Sea (Ombrone
River-Italy): a case-study of multivariate approach for marine
sediment characterisation
J. Chen, F. Wang, Y. Zhang: Geo-chemical and physical properties of
river sediments in Eastern China
M.A. Khan, R.S. Panwar, A.K. Mathur, R.. Jetly: Monitoring of
concentrations of heavy metals in water, sediment and fish in the
river Ganga, India
Bioavailability, Toxicity, Risk Assessment and Treatment
M. Munawar, I.F. Munawar, M. Burley, S. Carou, H. Niblock:
Multi-trophic bioassessment of stressed "Areas of Concern" of the Lake
Erie watershed
P.J. den Besten: Contamination in intertidal areas: Risks of increased
G. Dave, E. Nilsson: Laboratory assay of TNT (2,4,6-trinitro-toluene)
fate and toxicity in seawater and sediment
G. Dave: Field test of ammunition (TNT) dumping in the ocean
A.A. Mozeto, P.F. Silvério, F.C.F. DePaula, J.E. Bevilacqua,
E. Patella, W. de F. Jardim: Weakly-bound metals and total nutrient
concentrations of bulk sediments from some water reservoirs in Sao
Paulo State, Brazil
K. Kurata, Y. Kozuki, M. Kitano, K. Otsuka, H. Murakami: Influence of
sea cucumber on sediment improvement in a closed aquatic environment
H. Stichnothe, W. Calmano: Decomposition of organotin compounds in
dredged material from harbours by means of an electrochemical process
Sediment-Water Interactions and Eutrophication
K.N. Irvine, T.P. Murphy, T. Tang, L.M. Greer, D. Walters: Spatial and
temporal trends in chlorophyll a, nutrients, and sediment in relation
to avian mortality, Whitewater Lake, Manitoba, Canada
K. Ishikawa, S. Tsujimura, M. Kumagai, H. Nakahara: Surface water
recruitment of bloom-forming cyanobacteria from deep water sediments
of Lake Biwa, Japan
Z. Jin, S. Wang, J. Shen, F. Li, X. Lu: Effects of palaeoclimate on
chemical and mechanical erosions in watershed recorded in lake
sediments: The case of Daihai Lake (Northern China)
K. Amano, J. Li, H. Suzuki, Y. Yasuda: Estimation of phosphorus flux
between bottom sediments and the water column in a shallow reservoir
J. Li, K. Amano, Y. Yasuda: The effects of sediment resuspension on
phosphate release from sediment into the water column
C. Hu, W. Hu, J. Qian, P. Pu: A physico-ecological engineering system
to reduce the eutrophication in Wulihu Bay, Taihu Lake, China