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By Danny Reible, Tomas Lanczos

In this article, drawn from shows and dialogue at a might 2005 NATO complex examine Workshop, present ways to the review and remediation of infected sediments are mentioned with emphasis on in-situ administration. The textual content addresses actual, chemical and organic methods for the overview and remediation of sediments. the advance of regulatory and strategic methods is mentioned with emphasis at the power for organic remediation within the administration of infected sediments.

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1. Sediment Sediment is an essential, integral and dynamic part of our river basins. In natural and agricultural basins, sediment is derived from the weathering and erosion of minerals, organic material and soils in upstream areas and from the erosion of river banks and other in-stream sources. As surface-water flow rates decline in lowland areas, transported sediment settles along the river bed and banks by sedimentation. This also occurs on floodplains during flooding, and in reservoirs and lakes.

Selected remediation processes tested in the SeRTech project. Two representative macro-samples (4 tons each one), were collected from one of the most polluted industrial canal: they were characterized and used to perform laboratory scale experiments. Sediments characterization has included: full characterization of pollutants (heavy metals, organic compounds including PCDD/Fs and TBT), physical properties (density, organic matter content, water content, etc), mineralogical analyses, morphological characterization and metal speciation, microbiological characterization, various leaching tests, Microtox test, thermal analysis and other parameters such as nutrients content, salinity, sulfide content.

Other recommendations towards sustainable sediment management are: Find solutions in increase of the interaction with stakeholders. The perception of sediment depends on a variety of roles, values and definitions and is influenced by stakeholder interests. In order to maintain a dialogue, definitions and terms used to describe sediment must be neutral and allembracing, and sympathetic to stakeholder values and views. Intervene in such a way that it does not result in unwanted impacts elsewhere in the river basin (up- or downstream), and should not have an APPROACHES FOR MANAGING CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS 27 adverse impact in the future.

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