Sediments: Chemistry and Toxicity of In-Place Pollutants
This important volume-the product of a meeting of a select group of scientists-provides the most recent research results from the world's leaders in the study of toxic pollutants in sediments.
It gives practical information on measuring and mapping distributions of concentrations of pollutants and their toxic effects in sediments. Also covered are the use and relative advantages and disadvantages of benthic chambers, sedimentation traps, box corers, "peepers" and other sampling techniques in sediment research and assessment.
Important topics covered include: bioassay, elemental speciation, diffuse source problems, nutrient flux, biomethylation, bioavailability, and toxicity assessment.
Will help in assessment and monitoring of chemistry, dynamics, bioavailability, and toxicity of pollutants, as well helping to chart courses for remedial action.
This book will be of interest to anyone interested in the processes controlling the chemistry and movement of pollutants in sediments, especially:
accumulation acid anaerobic analysis Anon anoxic aquatic arsenic assays assessment benthic bioaccumulation bioassays bioavailability biological cadmium CH3Hg+ Chem chemical Chironomus concentrations contaminated sediments corer CTGR Daphnia depth desorption determine Detroit River dissolved distribution dredged ecosystem effects elements Environ estimated eutrophic extraction Figure fish flux Forstner fraction freshwater Giesy heavy metals Hg2+ hypolimnion inorganic interstitial water Jernelov laboratory Lake Erie Lake Orta Lake Sempach Landrum layer Limnol lindane marine material measured ments mercury methods methylation methylcobalamin methylmercury microbial Microtox observed Oceanogr organic carbon organic compounds organic matter overlying water oxidation oxygen parameters particles partition coefficient phase phosphoreum pollutants porewater potential processes RDMLC50 redox relative release RMTEC50 sampler sedi sediment cores sediment porewater sediment quality criteria sediment surface sediment toxicity sensitive sorption sources species studies Table tentans tion toxicity Toxicol trace metals U.S. Environmental Protection uptake values water column