Chemistry and Biology of Solid Waste

Dredged Material and Mine Tailings

  • Wim Salomons
  • Ulrich Förstner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Chemical and Biological Principles

  3. Biological and Geochemical Assessment

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 301-305

About this book


Dredged Material and Mine Tailings are two of the same thing once they are deposited on land: they must be safe-guarded, wash-out must be prevented, and they must be protected by a plantcover. This comprehensive treatise covers both important aspects of their management: In Chemistry and Biology of Solid Waste the principles and assessment are scientifically studied and discussed, while Environmental Management of Solid Waste turns to the practical applications, such as prediction, restoration and management. Previously, dredged material was a commodity, it could be sold as soil, e.g. to gardeners. In the meantime, dredged material from the North Sea (e.g. the Rotterdam or Amsterdam harbor) must be treated as toxic waste. Many environmentalists, managers and companies do not know how to solve the inherent problems. This new work deals with the chemical, physical and biological principles; the biological and geochemical assessment; the prediction of effects and treatment; and finally, with the restoration and revegetation. It is written by many leading scientists in the various fields, and will prove invaluable for scientists, managers and politicians who are concerned with the present environmental situation.


Coast biology chemistry diagenesis environment marine mercury pollution soil transport water

Editors and affiliations

  • Wim Salomons
    • 1
  • Ulrich Förstner
    • 2
  1. 1.Delft Hydraulics LaboratoryInstitute for Soil FertilityHaren (Gr)The Netherlands
  2. 2.Arbeitsbereich UmweltschutztechnikTechnische Universität Hamburg-HarburgHamburg 90Fed. Ref. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72926-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72924-9
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