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ASTM Publication compiles contaminated sediments papers.

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January 28, 2013 - Compilation available from ASTM International – STP 1554, Contaminated Sediments: 5th Volume, Restoration of Aquatic Environment –¬†features 18 peer-reviewed papers that foster understanding of sediment-water environment and better management practices due to their potential impact on human health and the environment. Along with sustainability indicators and sediment quality assessment tools, topics include natural recovery processes, sediment transport, and more.

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ASTM International Announces New Volume of Contaminated Sediments Compilation

Press release date: January 22, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.–A new publication, STP 1554, Contaminated Sediments: 5th Volume, Restoration of Aquatic Environment, is now available from ASTM International.

The compilation features 18 peer-reviewed papers that provide a better understanding of the sediment-water environment and better management practices due to their potential impact on human health and the environment. In particular, they need to be considered during efforts to meet sustainability requirements. Specific topics include:
• Sustainability indicators,
• Fate and transport of contaminants,
• Ecotoxicology and bioavailability,
• Port and harbor management,
• Sediment quality assessment tools,
• In situ and ex situ remediation technologies,
• Natural recovery processes,
• Sediment transport,
• Risk assessment and decision making,
• Sampling, monitoring and performance evaluation,
• Habitat restoration and biodiversity,
• Sediment and site characterization, and
• Marine and fresh water sediments.

STP 1554, Contaminated Sediments: 5th Volume, Restoration of Aquatic Environment, is available for $95 USD in print¬† (318 pages; 6” x 9” soft cover; ISBN: 978-0-8031-7540-2; Stock #: STP1554) or as an e-book (ISBN: 978-0-8031-7564-8; Stock #: STP1554-EB).

To purchase ASTM publications, search by stock number on the ASTM Web site (www.astm.org), or contact ASTM Customer Relations (phone: 877-909-ASTM; sales@astm.org).

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

ASTM Staff Contact: Marsha Firman, Phone: 610-832-9612; mfirman@astm.org

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