Sediment Quality Assessment and Management: Insight and Progress

“Sediment contamination is an issue of concern throughout the world and a major goal of the AEHMS has been to encourage the exchange of scientific knowledge on a world wide basis. Included are papers which demonstrate how sediments, and the organisms living in sediments, provide and indication spatial and temporal trends in contamination, how bioaccumulation is used to measure the bioavailable fraction of these contaminants, how toxicity tests can be used to measure environmental impacts”

– Uwe Borgmann, Research Scientist, National Water Research Institute, Environment Canada.

Table of Contents

M. Munawar

M. Kumagai, M. Munawar, T. Murphy

U. Borgmann

Overview of Bioassessment and Management of Sediments

A tiered, weight-of-evidence approach for evaluating aquatic ecosystems
G.A. Burton, Jr., C.D. Rowland, M.S. Greenberg, D.R. Lavoie, J.F. Nordstrom, L. M. Eggert

Assessing metal impacts in sediments: key questions and how to answer them
U. Borgmann

Canadian application of bioassays for environmental management: a review
C. Blaise

Eutrophication control by sediment treatment: Common assumptions and misconceptions
T.P. Murphy, M. Kumagai

Monitoring Sediment Contamination: Spatial and Temporal trends

Contaminated sediment in the Buffalo River Area of Concern – historical trends and current conditions
K.N. Irvine, K.M. Frothingham, M.C. Rossi, S. Pickard, J. Atkinson, T. Bajak

Heavy metals in the burrowing bivalve (Solen Strictus) from tidal flats along the western coast of South Korea
G-S. Hwang, H-S. Shin, K. Kim, S-K. Yeo, J-S. Kim

Assessment of chlorinated organic pollutants in the sediments of a coastal area of the Tyrrhenian Sea (Ombrone River-Italy): a case-study of multivariate approach for marine sediment characterisation
A. M. Cicero, M. G. Finoia, M. Gabellini, E. Pietrantonio, G. Romanelli, E. Romano

Geo-chemical and physical properties of river sediments in Eastern China
J. Chen, F. Wang, Y. Zhang

Monitoring of concentrations of heavy metals in water, sediment and fish in the river Ganga, India
M.A. Khan, R.S. Panwar, A.K. Mathur, R.. Jetly

Bioavailability, Toxicity, Risk Assessment and Treatment

Multi-trophic bioassessment of stressed “Areas of Concern” of the Lake Erie watershed
M. Munawar, I.F. Munawar, M. Burley, S. Carou, H. Niblock

Contamination in intertidal areas: Risks of increased bioavailability
P.J. den Besten

Laboratory assay of TNT (2,4,6-trinitro-toluene) fate and toxicity in seawater and sediment
G. Dave, E. Nilsson

Field test of ammunition (TNT) dumping in the ocean
G. Dave

Weakly-bound metals and total nutrient concentrations of bulk sediments from some water reservoirs in Sao Paulo State, Brazil
A.A. Mozeto, P.F. Silvério, F.C.F. DePaula, J.E. Bevilacqua, E. Patella, W. de F. Jardim

Influence of sea cucumber on sediment improvement in a closed aquatic environment
K. Kurata, Y. Kozuki, M. Kitano, K. Otsuka, H. Murakami

Decomposition of organotin compounds in dredged material from harbours by means of an electrochemical process
H. Stichnothe, W. Calmano

Sediment-Water Interactions and Eutrophication

Spatial and temporal trends in chlorophyll a, nutrients, and sediment in relation to avian mortality, Whitewater Lake, Manitoba, Canada
K.N. Irvine, T.P. Murphy, T. Tang, L.M. Greer, D. Walters

Surface water recruitment of bloom-forming cyanobacteria from deep water sediments of Lake Biwa, Japan
K. Ishikawa, S. Tsujimura, M. Kumagai, H. Nakahara

Effects of palaeoclimate on chemical and mechanical erosions in watershed recorded in lake sediments: The case of Daihai Lake (Northern China)
Z. Jin, S. Wang, J. Shen, F. Li, X. Lu

Estimation of phosphorus flux between bottom sediments and the water column in a shallow reservoir
K. Amano, J. Li, H. Suzuki, Y. Yasuda

The effects of sediment resuspension on phosphate release from sediment into the water column
J. Li, K. Amano, Y. Yasuda

A physico-ecological engineering system to reduce the eutrophication in Wulihu Bay, Taihu Lake, China
C. Hu, W. Hu, J. Qian, P. Pu