Research on dredging

Research and Background Papers on Dredging and Sediment Quality

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Water Injection Dredging in Hamburg Evaluation of Water Injection Dredging  
Water Injection Dredging in Norfolk Broads Evaluation of Water Injection Dredging  
Water Injection Dredging Background to method.
Impacts of Water Injection Dredging on Water Quality and Exotoxicity in Limehouse Basin, Thames Estuary. Local case study Spencer, KL, Dewhurst, RE, Penna, P.  2006.  Potential impacts of water injection dredging on water quality and ecotoxicity in Limehouse Basin, River Thames, SE England, UK.  Chemosphere, 63, 509-521.
Historical contaminants Background Spencer, KL, MacLeod, CL.  2002.  Distribution and partitioning of heavy metals in estuarine sediment cores and implications for the use of sediment quality standards.  Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 6(6), 989-998.
Historical contaminants UK case studies Ridgway, J, Shimmield, G.  2002.  Estuaries as repositories of historical contamination and their impact on shelf seas.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 55, 903-928.
Historical contaminants UK case studies  Waite, ME, Waldock, MJ, Thain, JE, Smith, DJ, Milton, SM.  1991.  Reductions in TBT concentrations in UK estuaries following legislation in 1986 and 1987. Marine Environmental Research, 32, 89-111.
Historical contaminants UK case study Vane, CH, Jones, DG, Lister, TR.  Mercury contamination in surface sediment and sediment cores of the Mersey Estuary UK.
Historical contaminants Background Vane, CH, Harrison, I, Kim, AW.  Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in surface sediments from the Inner Clyde Estuary, UK.
PIANC Report No 100. Dredging Methods and Mitigation PIANC, 2008, Dredging Management Practises for the Environment, a structures selection approach.
PIANC Report No 136. Specific to water injection dredging. Output from committee 120 on water injection dredging.
QMUL MSc Project Overview of sediment quality in Thames Estuary. A Preliminary Assessment of Sediment Quality in the Tidal Thames.
EMPHASYS Estuary Morpohology and techniques