Chapter 5. Urban Aquatic Sediments

  1. Cristiano Poleto2 and
  2. Susanne Charlesworth3
  1. Cristiano Poleto2,
  2. Susanne Charlesworth3 and
  3. Ariane Laurenti1

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317114.ch5

Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems

Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems

How to Cite

Poleto, C., Charlesworth, S. and Laurenti, A. (2010) Urban Aquatic Sediments, in Sedimentology of Aqueous Systems (eds C. Poleto and S. Charlesworth), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317114.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Hydraulic Research Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

  2. 3

    Department of Geography, Environment and Disaster Management, Coventry University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pathology, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

  2. 2

    Hydraulic Research Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

  3. 3

    Department of Geography, Environment and Disaster Management, Coventry University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332902

Online ISBN: 9781444317114

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Keywords:

  • urban aquatic sediments - particulate-associated pollutants (PAPs);
  • urban aquatic environment - ponds with concrete banks;
  • urban hydrological cycle and sediment transport;
  • urban sediments - characteristics and mineralogy;
  • urban sediment quality - PAPs sources;
  • PAPs transport in urban aquatic environments - partitioning and speciation;
  • sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) - contaminated water cleaning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The urban aquatic environment

  • The characteristics of urban sediment

  • Urban sediment quality

  • Transport of particulate-associated pollutants in urban aquatic environments; partitioning and speciation

  • Sustainable drainage systems

  • Conclusions

  • References