Processes, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

  • Danny D. Reible

Part of the SERDP ESTCP Environmental Remediation Technology book series (SERDP/ESTCP, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Danny D. Reible
    Pages 1-12
  3. Danny D. Reible
    Pages 13-24
  4. Earl J. Hayter, Joseph Z. Gailani
    Pages 25-79
  5. Bernard P. Boudreau, Mark Barry, Christopher L’Esperance, Christopher K. Algar, Bruce D. Johnson
    Pages 81-105
  6. Charles Menzie, Susan Kane Driscoll, Michael Kierski, Ann Michelle Morrison
    Pages 107-130
  7. Guilherme R. Lotufo, G. Allen Burton, Gunther Rosen, John W. Fleeger
    Pages 131-175
  8. Todd S. Bridges, Karl Gustavson
    Pages 197-226
  9. Phyllis C. Fuchsman, Kristin Searcy Bell, Karen A. Merritt, Jason M. Conder, D. Bart Chadwick, Todd S. Bridges et al.
    Pages 227-262
  10. David W. Himmelheber, Joseph B. Hughes
    Pages 263-304
  11. Yeo-Myoung Cho, David Werner, Elisabeth M.-L. Janssen, Richard G. Luthy
    Pages 305-323
  12. Danny D. Reible, David J. Lampert
    Pages 325-363
  13. Michael Palermo, Donald F. Hays
    Pages 365-391
  14. Karl E. Gustavson, Marc S. Greenberg
    Pages 393-413
  15. Danny D. Reible, Alicia J. Shepard
    Pages 415-430
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 431-462

About this book


The purpose of this volume, Processes, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sediment, is to help engineers and scientists better understand contaminated sediment sites and identify and design remedial approaches that are more efficient and effective. Contaminated sediment management is a difficult and costly exercise that is rarely addressed with easily identified and implemented remedies. It is hoped that this book can help identify and implement management approaches that provide an optimal, if not entirely satisfactory, solution to sediment contaminant problems.

 Topics addressed in this volume include:

·         An introduction to contaminated sediment management that summarizes the tradeoffs between natural attenuation, containment and active removal (Chapter 1).

·         A series of chapters describing key sediment processes that separate sediments from contaminated soil sites and make understanding sediment processes difficult:

­          An introduction to the processes that are uniquely associated with contaminated sediment sites including sediment resuspension, groundwater upwelling, hyporheic exchange and bioturbation (Chapter 2).

­          The current understanding of sediment erosion and transport and how these processes are modeled (Chapter 3).

­          A description of the physical and biological processes operative at the sediment-water interface (Chapter 4).

·         A series of chapters describing sediment risk assessment approaches including:

­          How to design risk assessment programs to support risk management decisions (Chapter 5).

­          The biological effects that usually define the risks that contaminants in sediments represent and the biological assays used to assess those risks (Chapter 6).

­          Assessing bioavailability via chemical measurements, primarily through the use of porewater concentration measurements (Chapter 7).

·         A series of chapters describing sediment risk management, i.e., remedial approaches and their design, including:

­          Processes describing how to develop and implement risk management efforts (Chapter 8).

­          Each of the key approaches to managing contaminated sediments; monitored natural recovery (Chapter 9), intrinsic biotransformation and biodegradation (Chapter 10), in situ treatment via carbon amendments (Chapter 11), in situ containment via capping with either inert material or with active amendments (Chapter 12) and dredging and excavation (Chapter 13).

­          The design and implementation of a monitoring program to evaluate remedy performance (Chapter 14).

Each chapter in this volume has been thoroughly reviewed for technical content by one or more experts in each of the subject areas covered. The editors and chapter authors have produced a well-written and up-to-date treatise that we hope will be a useful reference for those making decisions on the assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments and for those involved in research and development of advanced technology for the assessment and remediation of sediments.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Danny D. Reible
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental and Water Resources Engine, Department of Civil, Architectural and EUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6725-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6726-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-6864
  • Series Online ISSN 1869-6856
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