Dredging and Valorisation: Treatment of Contaminated Dredged Material in the Port of Dunkirk, France
Dredging and Valorisation: Treatment of Contaminated Dredged Material in the Port of Dunkirk, France

To meet recent legislative requirements in France, the Port Authority of Dunkirk has pioneered a new method for dewatering contaminated dredged material and readying it for further use.

Contaminated Dredged Material: Building Material of the Future? An Investigation into Building Mound
Contaminated Dredged Material: Building Material of the Future? An Investigation into Building Mound

The Dutch Department of Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) is developing an innovative concept: building mounds (terpen) of dredged material. Terpenor mounds were common in Holland centuries ago: man-made mounds a few metres high that were placed as a protection against the sea.

Beneficial Uses of Dredged Material: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Beneficial Uses of Dredged Material: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Contrary to conventional wisdom, most dredged material should be regarded as a resource, not a waste, and finding new uses for clean dredged material should be a priority.

Sludge Treatment Centre Fasiver: Sanitation and Redesign of the Site "Eilandje" at Zwijnaarde (Belgium)
Sludge Treatment Centre Fasiver: Sanitation and Redesign of the Site ‘Eilandje’ at Zwijnaarde (Belgium)

The sanitation of a black-point site will provide a much-needed place for the disposal of contaminated dredged material as well as new land for an industrial area.