Sediments and Water Interactions



This volume is an assemblage of 44 individual papers that are generally representative of the content of the Third International Symposium on Interaction Between Sediments and Water, held in Geneva, Switzerland, August 27–31, 1984. The papers reflect the interest among scientists in the mechanisms that control nutrient cycling, speciation, and the distribution of heavy metals in sediments. However, little of the current work relating to the role of organic contaminants is represented, although it is recognized that the papers were written several years ago. This implies that attention is being directed to toxic substances as a discrete topic rather than to the processes operating at the sediment-water interface with which contaminants interact.