By Jacques Locat, Rosa Galvez-Cloutier, Ronald Chaney, and Kenneth Demars, editors
This new book experiences fresh advances in infected sediments-management-related examine and specializes in the engineering points of contaminant shipping, erosion, balance, tracking, and modeling. It identifies either demonstrated and cutting edge physico-chemical and organic checks and strategies used to represent and review houses and behaviour of infected sediments, in addition to the opportunity of contaminant move. this information displays contemporary paintings performed on huge coastal investigations and on usual and synthetic capping of infected sediments. Twenty-three peer-reviewed papers disguise: Sediment Characterization of infected sediments has develop into increasingly more advanced. It comprises ex situ suggestions from ordinary assessments (e.g., actual houses) to organic research as well as the entire chemical analyses, but additionally in situ ones like erodability checks. Mitigation and recovery tools are diverse and contact on many alternative environments from river sediments and harbor lagoons to land reclamation. They contain options starting from using geotextiles and geocomposites to selective sequential extraction equipment tracking and function facets of infected sediments are principally supported via large website investigations, just like the Southern California venture, but additionally by means of the advance of modeling instruments. furthermore, 4 peer-reviewed papers during this quantity summarize a five-year study attempt aimed toward comparing the functionality of a catastrophic capping layer as a result of the key 1996 Saguenay flood catastrophe that proved to be very important to the Saguenay Fjord setting and environment by way of masking many of the historic infected sediments. viewers: This publication is a useful source for environmental engineers and scientists, water caliber engineers, soil scientists, geotechnical engineers, and environmentalists, educators, and legislators.