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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Pages 1-4
  3. Pages 5-30
  4. Pages 31-56
  5. Pages 57-80
  6. Pages 81-104
  7. Pages 105-128
  8. Pages 129-150
  9. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

Sediments are increasingly recognized as both a carrier and a possible source of contaminants in aquatic systems, and they may also affect groundwater quality and agricultural products when disposed on land. Four aspects are covered reflecting the development of knowledge in particle-associated pollutants during the past twenty-five years: - the identification, surveillance, monitoring and control of sources and distribution of pollutants, - the evaluation of solid/solution relations of contaminants in surface waters, - the study of in-situ processes and mechanisms of pollutant transfer in various compartments of the aquatic ecosystems, - the assessment of the environmental impact of particle-bound contaminants, i.e. the development of sediment quality criteria. A final chapter focusses on practical aspects concerning contaminated sediments.

Keywords

contaminants ecosystem ecosystems environment groundwater

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/BFb0011119
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-51076-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46144-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-2580
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