Sustainable management of the beneficial use of sediments: a case studies review
A dredger is a tool. For hundreds of years, this tool has been used to shape and manipulate the interface between land and water in order to support a variety of human activities, including navigation, coastal protection, flood risk management, as well as residential, commercial, agricultural and hydro-power development. The use of dredging to achieve these purposes has always been guided by an understanding of the costs and benefits of applying the tool.
New article: The Mud Motor
12 September 2019 - The Mud Motor. A beneficial use of dredged sediment to enhance salt marsh development.  An innovative approach to beneficially re-use dredged sediment to enhance salt marsh development was tested by a ‘Mud Motor’. A Mud Motor is a dredged sediment disposal method in which a semi-continuous source of mud in a shallow tidal channel allows natural processes to disperse sediment to nearby mudfl
Can a preliminary model describe CSD spillage due to centrifugal advection?
Can a preliminary model describe CSD spillage due to centrifugal advection?
Depending on its size and installed power, a Cutter Suction Dredger is capable of cutting a wide range of soil types. Although precise and relatively efficient, a CSD can spill significantly. The authors propose a preliminary model which describes spillage due to centrifugal advection.
Can a lake’s ecology be restored with unwanted sediment?
Can a lake’s ecology be restored with unwanted sediment?
In collaboration with the Natuurmonumenten (the Dutch Society for the Preservation of Nature), Boskalis constructed the Marker Wadden. The archipelago situated within the Markermeer enables processes which revitalise the natural ecology.
How navigable are fluid mud layers?
Safe navigation through ports and waterways is determined by the space available under a ship's keel, but a seabed of fluid mud can get in the way.
Is high quality sediment monitoring worth its weight in gold?
Is high quality sediment monitoring worth its weight in gold?
Dredging activities often result in the suspension of sediment into the water column in the vicinity of the activity. Sediment release to the aquatic environment and the effects of this release are often the prime environmental concern associated with dredging.
Sediment Transport and Sediment Management in the Elbe Estuary, Germany
Sediment Transport and Sediment Management in the Elbe Estuary, Germany
To manage costs and the long-term effects of dredging in highly dynamic estuarine areas, continued scientific research, modelling and analysis are indispensable.
Remediation of Contaminated Sediment: A Worldwide Status Survey of Regulation and Technology
Remediation of Contaminated Sediment: A Worldwide Status Survey of Regulation and Technology
Remediation projects are becoming more frequent: Here’s a snapshot of the current state of the industry, including which countries at present have a regulatory framework and/or technical framework in place (and which do not), and what technologies are actively being used.