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A volume of 600.000 m3 harbour sediments is annually dredged out of the harbour basin of Bremen to maintain a certain water depth. Because of its perpetual availability, homogeneity and mineralogical, petrographic and chemical composition, the sediment is regarded as a suitable raw material for brick production. A pilot experiment was conducted at a(More)
Bricks made of 50% wt. harbour sediments from Bremen, Germany, harbour sediment and nine commercial bricks made of common raw materials were leached in various experiments. The harbour sediment is polluted with heavy metals, e.g. Zn, Cd, Pb and organic compounds, e.g. tributyltin. To assess the environmental impact in the potential use of sediment bricks we(More)
The surface area and roughness of natural iron oxide precipitations were quantified by 3D optical microscopy in order to get information about fluid-rock interface topography in high-permeability zones. Converged surface roughness data of microscale to submicroscale topography show the predominance of macroporous half-pores (>500 nm) and the occurrence of(More)
Iron oxide encrustations are formed on black slate surfaces during oxidative weathering of iron sulfide and phosphate bearing, organic matter-rich slates. Synchronously, trace elements are released during ongoing weathering. Laser ablation ICP-MS analyses of a weathered and encrusted slate showed that major portions of the V, Cu, As, Mo, Pb, Th, and U(More)
Admixing waste materials with common raw materials in brick production is a promising treatment technology to overcome contamination problems, because organic pollutants are destroyed and inorganic contaminants are thought to be immobilized. During their use in constructions and after the use as part of the demolition masses bricks can be leached by runoff(More)
This study describes the potential release of TBT from harbour sediments based on model calculations for different sediment management scenarios applying a numerical one-dimensional FD-model. A conceptual model was developed focussing on the following processes involved in the transport of TBT: sorption equilibrium, diffusion, irrigation and sedimentation.(More)
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