Fate and transport of metals in contaminated sediments - new approaches in remediation


The aim of the symposium is to bring together professionals from disciplines related to metal bioavailability to aquatic organisms, metal fate and transport in contaminated sediments, remediation technology for contaminated sediments, and risk assessment. Selected papers will be published in an edited book on ‚ÄúControlling Metal Fate, Transport, and Bioavailability in Contaminated Sediments‚Ä?.

The symposium will address current technologies for remediating contaminated sediments include removal followed by treatment and disposal; in situ isolation of the sediments from the environment by covering the sediment with a sand or gravel cap (i.e., passive capping); and monitored natural recovery, which involves monitoring processes that isolate, degrade, transform, and immobilize contaminated sediments under natural conditions. Emerging technologies that address contaminant toxicity and control physical transport mechanisms that mobilize sediment contaminants will also be addressed in this symposium. The symposium will facilitate discussions on solutions to metal contamination in both marine and freshwater sediments and the effects of remediation on the benthic environment. The discussions will be summarized in an edited book.

Specific topics may include:

  • Fate and transport of metals
  • Bioavailability of metals in contaminated sediments
  • Chemical/toxicological/biological measurements and characterization
  • Current remediation strategies and new approaches
  • Remediation effectiveness: defining, monitoring, and demonstrating success.

Committee (Symposium Organizers)

Anna Sophia Knox, Michael H. Paller, Danny D. Reible and Domy Adriano.


Anna Sophia Knox, PhD
Senior Scientist
Savannah River National Laboratory
Washington Savannah River Company
Aiken, SC 29808
Phone: 803 725 7021
Fax: 803-725-7673

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