Chapter 16. Monitoring Sediment Quality Using Toxicity Tests as Primary Tools for any Risk Assessment

  1. Philippe Quevauviller4,5,
  2. Ulrich Borchers6,
  3. Clive Thompson7 and
  4. Tristan Simonart8
  1. Wolfgang Ahlf1,
  2. Ute Feiler2,
  3. Peter Heininger2 and
  4. Susanne Heise3

Published Online: 31 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470716090.ch16

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring

How to Cite

Ahlf, W., Feiler, U., Heininger, P. and Heise, S. (2008) Monitoring Sediment Quality Using Toxicity Tests as Primary Tools for any Risk Assessment, in The Water Framework Directive: Ecological and Chemical Status Monitoring (eds P. Quevauviller, U. Borchers, C. Thompson and T. Simonart), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470716090.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 4

    European Commission, DG Environment (BU93/142), rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

  2. 5

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), IUWPARE, Dept; Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Building T, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

  3. 6

    IWW Water Research Centre, Germany

  4. 7

    Alcontrol Laboratories, South Yorkshire, UK

  5. 8

    Institut Pasteur de Lille, Lille, France

Author Information

  1. 1

    TUHH, Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics, Eissendorferstr. 40, 21073 Hamburg, Germany

  2. 2

    Federal Institute of Hydrology, Am Mainzer Tor 1, 56070 Koblenz, Germany

  3. 3

    Consulting Centre for Integrated Sediment Management at the TUHH, Eissendorferstr. 40, 21071 Hamburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

Book Series:

  1. Water Quality Measurements

Book Series Editors:

  1. Philippe Quevauviller4,5

Series Editor Information

  1. 4

    European Commission, DG Environment (BU93/142), rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

  2. 5

    Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), IUWPARE, Dept; Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, Building T, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518366

Online ISBN: 9780470716090

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Keywords:

  • sediment ecotoxicological data quality;
  • Water Framework Directive (WFD) - EU legislative instrument;
  • integrated sediment assessment system;
  • monitoring sediment quality and toxicity tests;
  • laboratory quality control procedures and sediment bioassays;
  • sediment compound interference with measurement endpoints;
  • sediment contact tests and sediment risk assessment;
  • qualitative sediment monitoring programmes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sediment Ecotoxicological Data Quality

  • The SeKT Joint Research Project: Evaluation of a Biotest Battery Proposed for Sediment Monitoring and Risk Assessment

  • Sediment Risk Assessment

  • List of Abbreviations

  • Acknowledgement

  • References