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Contaminated Rivers

A Geomorphological-Geochemical Approach to Site Assessment and Remediation

  • Jerry R. Miller
  • Suzanne M. Orbock Miller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Jerry R. Miller, Suzanne M. Orbock Miller
    Pages 1-31
  3. Jerry R. Miller, Suzanne M. Orbock Miller
    Pages 33-67
  4. Jerry R. Miller, Suzanne M. Orbock Miller
    Pages 69-102
  5. Jerry R. Miller, Suzanne M. Orbock Miller
    Pages 103-126
  6. Jerry R. Miller, Suzanne M. Orbock Miller
    Pages 127-176
  7. Jerry R. Miller, Suzanne M. Orbock Miller
    Pages 177-234
  8. Jerry R. Miller, Suzanne M. Orbock Miller
    Pages 235-270
  9. Jerry R. Miller, Suzanne M. Orbock Miller
    Pages 271-288
  10. Jerry R. Miller, Suzanne M. Orbock Miller
    Pages 289-326
  11. Jerry R. Miller, Suzanne M. Orbock Miller
    Pages 327-350
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 351-418

About this book

Introduction

The geomorphological, surficial and geochemical processes and conditions of rivers require a tailored set of strategies and programs to successfully clean up contaminated river reaches. The primary purpose of this book is not only to provide students and professionals with an introductory understanding of fluvial geomorphic principles but also to explain using a process oriented approach how these geomorphic principles can be integrated with geochemical data to cost-effectively characterize, assess and remediate contaminated river systems. Numerous case studies from North America and many other parts of the world are included.

Audience:
Upper level undergraduate and graduate students in geoscience, engineering, environmental science, geography, geochemistry, toxicology, and soil science studying the means to assess, remediate or restore contaminated streams and rivers. It also serves as a reference book for professionals who are working on contaminated aquatic systems, particularly rivers contaminated by trace metals.

 

"River contamination is a problem of global significance. This book provides a comprehensive and highly readable review of the role of fluvial geomorphic processes in understanding and predicting the dispersal and fate of contaminants in aquatic environments. Aimed at both students and professionals it forms an excellent introductory text to this rapidly developing field, especially in river basins experiencing rapid environmental change."
Mark G. Macklin, University of Aberystwyth, UK

"This excellent book clearly and graphically explains the geochemical and geomorphological principles influencing the contamination of river systems, and cost-effective methods for contaminated river assessment and remediation. I shall certainly be recommending it to all of my students and colleagues."
Karen Hudson-Edwards, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

 

Keywords

Erosion Sediment fluvial fluvial geomorphology heavy metal pollution hydrology remediation river restoration site assessment

Authors and affiliations

  • Jerry R. Miller
    • 1
  • Suzanne M. Orbock Miller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geosciences & Natural Resources ManagementWestern Carolina UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Haywood County SchoolsUSA

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