You are being redirected because this document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.
    This document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.

    Volume 6, Issue 7 (July 2009)

    Remediation of Harbor Sediments Contaminated by Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon and Metals

    (Received 2 September 2008; accepted 26 May 2009)

    Published Online: 2009


      Format Pages Price  
    PDF 12 $25   ADD TO CART

    Cite this document

    X Add email address send
      .RIS For RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zoteo, and many others.   .DOCX For Microsoft Word


    The Taranto harbor area is included in the Italian National Priority List of contaminated sites. For the enlargement works of the fourth quay in the Taranto harbor, the remediation of contaminated sediments shall be carried out. The existing jetty was devoted to unloading of iron ore for the nearby ILVA steel mill. The sea depth in the intervention area ranges between 2 and 10 m and contaminated sediments (up to 3 m thick) are deposited on a layer of overconsolidated hard clay. The characterization activity of the area was carried out by ICRAM (a public sea research institute) indicating the presence of both organic (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon) and inorganic (metals) contaminants in the sediments. The remediation project consists of the two following phases: Mechanical dredging of highly contaminated sediments (15.500 m3) using low-turbidity tools and hydraulic excavation of sediments with a lower level of contamination (360.000 m3). Abiding by national regulations, the highly contaminated sediments will be treated in a dedicated plant while the sediments with a low level of contamination will be deposited in large ponds. The impact of dredging activities shall be mitigated by specific precautions. The possibility of beneficial reuse of dredged material was also studied, especially for low contamination sediments, as well as compatibility with national regulations. A specific monitoring plan will be enacted for the entire duration of remediation works, which are expected to start in 2010.

    Author Information:

    Nosari, Valeriano Pastore Nicola
    Studio Geotecnico Italiano s.r.l., Milan,

    Geddo, Gianluigi
    Sina S.p.a., Milan,

    Stock #: JAI102104

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI102104

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    Title Remediation of Harbor Sediments Contaminated by Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon and Metals
    Symposium Fourth Symposium on Contaminated Sediments: Sustainable Management and Remediation, 2009-07-03
    Committee D18