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Sediments and Toxic Substances: Environmental Effects and Ecotoxicity

Calmano, Wolfgang (Editor), and Förstner, Ulrich (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 3540600515 / ISBN 13: 9783540600510
Published by Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Springer Verlag, 1996
Condition: Good Hardcover
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335 pp., bibliography, index. ex-library, label on spine & on front cover, stamps on outside edges, bookplate on 1st blank page, label on preface page, text unmarked, good binding 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 3540600515AMA052512

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Title: Sediments and Toxic Substances: ...

Publisher: Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Springer Verlag

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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In modern sediment research on contaminants five aspects are discussed which, in an overlapping succession, also reflect develop­ ment of knowledge on particle-associated pollutants during the past twenty-five years: (1) identification of sources and their distribution; (2) evaluation of solid/solution relations; (3) study of transfer mecha­ nisms to biological systems; (4) assessment of environment impact; and (5) selection and further development of remedial measures, in par­ ticular, of dredged materials. Scientific research and practical develop­ ment are still expanding in all these individual aspects. Similar to other waste materials, management of contaminated sed­ iments requires a holistic approach. This means that assessment of biogeochemical reactions, interfacial processes and transfer mecha­ nisms as well as the prognosis of long-term borderline conditions, in particular of capacity-controlling properties, should be an integrated part of the wider management scheme, i.e., the analytical and experi­ mental parameters should always be related to potential remediation options for a specific sediment problem. The underlying coordinated project, which was funded by the German Federal Ministry for Science and Technology (now the Federal Ministry for Education, Science, Research and Technology) provided excellent opportunities for multidisciplinary effort, bringing together biologists, chemists, engineers, geologists and other researchers. During its active phase, the group attracted much interest nationally and internationally. The group members highly appreciate the manifold contacts and invitations during the past five years.

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This book is the result of a research project on environmental behaviour of sediments. It represents one of the most comprehensive programs in the field of chemical and biological interactions of toxicants in sediments. It also provides valuable insights into the actual international state of sediment quality assessment and discusses various chemical and biological approaches to sediment toxicity. The understanding of interactions of toxic substances in sediments and of conditions controlling mobilization, transfer and bioavailability can be used to predict environmental fates and effects of chemicals. Such knowledge is essential to explain the limitations of existing water quality regulations and will help to set up appropriate sediment quality criteria.

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