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Editors: Greig Ramsey and Seoras McHugh
Book Description:
Sediments are loose earth materials with variable grain size such as sand, silt and clay that accumulate on the land surface, in river and lake beds, and on the ocean floor. This book reports how data obtained for different elements (stable and radioactive) present in bottom sediments and suspended particulate matter (SPM) can be utilized to investigate hydrological processes occurring in different hydrographic basins in Brazil, South America. Particular attention is directed towards describing the importance of sediments on the adsorption of different stable/radioactive constituents. This book also evaluates the most common methods utilized to obtain metal background values for soil and sediments. These techniques are helpful when it is necessary to differentiate the background metal concentration from the area, from the pollutant metal concentration. Also reviewed is the data on content of aliphatic hydrocarbons (HC), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and suspended matter in snow, ice and under-ice water and bottom sediments at Northern Dvina mouth. Other chapters in this book examine the decomposition rate of organic matter in river sediments using the litterbag method, as well as measurement of O2 consumption rate by microbial respiration and microbiomass in sediment, and the speciation of some spiked components of sediments such as sand and clays. It is intended that this review will provide the present state of knowledge and current trends for investigators in this field.

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Chapter 1 - The Role of Bottom Sediments for Investigating Hydrological Processes;pp. 1-35
Authors / Editors: (Daniel Marcos Bonotto, Departamento de Petrologia e Metalogenia, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), São Paulo, Brasil)

Chapter 2 - Geogenic and Anthropogenic Differentiation of Potentially Toxic Elements in Superficial Sediments from Cuitzeo Lake, Mexico;pp. 37-75
Authors / Editors: (Silke Cram-Heydrich, Claudia Ponce de León, Pilar Fernández-Lomelín, Irene Sommer-Cervantes, Departamento de Geografía Física, Instituto de Geografía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and others)
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Chapter 3 - Oxidation of Anoxic Soils and Sediments: How Can We Evaluate the Risk of Heavy Metal Release?;pp. 77-101
Authors / Editors: (Cappuyns Valérie, Swennen Rudy, European University College Brussels (HUB), Centre for Corporate Sustainability, Brussels, Belgium, and others)

Chapter 4 - Mutual Interactions between Roots of Salt Marsh Plants and Sediments and Their Relevance for Toxicity Endpoints and Rhizoremediation;pp. 103-127
Authors / Editors: (C. Marisa R. Almeida, Ana P. Mucha, Pedro N. Carvalho, M. Clara Basto, M. Teresa S. D. Vasconcelos, CIMAR / CIIMAR – Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 5 - Geochemical Imprints of Petroleum Pollution of Surface Sediments from the Calabar River, Southeastern Niger Delta of Nigeria;pp. 129-150
Authors / Editors: (Ekpo, B. O., Wehner, H., Environmental & Petroleum Geochemistry Research Group, Department of Pure & Applied Chemistry, University of Calabar, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 6 - Study of Hydrocarbons in Snow-Ice Cover and in Bottom Sediments at Northern Dvina Mouth;pp. 151-169
Authors / Editors: (I. Nemirovskaya, V. Shevchenko, P.P. Shirshov, Institute of Oceanology RAS, Moscow, Russia)

Chapter 7 - Decomposition Rate of Organic Materials in the River Sediments and Its Relation to Vegetation, Sediment Respiration and Microbiomass in Sediments;pp. 171-183
Authors / Editors: (Akira Haraguchi, Chiharu Ikeda, Enen Ryu, Tsutomu Iyobe, The University of Kitakyushu, Japan)

Chapter 8 - Speciation of Triorganotin Compounds in Sediments using Mössbauer Spectroscopy;pp. 185-193
Authors / Editors: (Leopold May, George Eng, Department of Chemistry, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and others)

      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 2nd quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, 206 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-437-7
   Status: AV
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