Sediments and Toxic Substances

Environmental Effects and Ecotoxicity

  • W. Calmano
  • U. Förstner

Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. W. Calmano, W. Ahlf, U. Förstner
      Pages 1-35
  3. Laboratory Studies

    1. W. Petersen, K. Wallmann, P. Li, F. Schroeder, H.-D. Knauth
      Pages 37-50
    2. P. Belouschek, B. Gorny, K. Hof, S. Nowicki, U. Skiba, V. Neitzel et al.
      Pages 91-113
    3. H.-C. Flemming, J. Schmitt, K. C. Marshall
      Pages 115-157
    4. P.-D. Hansen
      Pages 179-196
  4. Field Studies

    1. K. Wallmann, W. Petersen, C. Reiners, H. Gramm
      Pages 197-213
    2. R. Ebinghaus, R.-D. Wilken
      Pages 215-244
    3. J. Kuballa, E. Jantzen, R.-D. Wilken
      Pages 245-270
  5. Modelling Aspects

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 329-337

About this book


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.


Bewertungsmethoden Diagenese Schadstoffe Sediment Sedimente assessment methods diagenesis ecotoxicity fluvial sediments toxicants transport Ökotoxizität

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Calmano
    • 1
  • U. Förstner
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Environmental, Science and TechnologyHamburg-Harburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Section of Environmental, Science and TechnologyHamburg-Harburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79892-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79890-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-5520
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