Dredged Material Placement Techniques—A Review of Its Past, Present and Future

by John B. Herbich, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, United States,
R. Krishnamohan, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92


Maintenance of ports and harbors requires considerable amount of dredging and this makes studies on dredged material disposal and placement technique particularly important. This paper will review and discuss the relative merits and demerits of conventional disposal methods such as subaqueous disposal, intertidal disposal, upland disposal and coastal disposal. Dredged material disposal provides opportunities for a number of environmental, economic, and aesthetic beneficial uses. Innovative beneficial uses seem to be unlimited and the present and future trends in these areas are discussed. Specific techniques pertaining to dredged material capping of solid waste disposal areas are highlighted.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Ports and harbors | Waste disposal | Maintenance and operation | Littoral zones | Solid wastes | Economic factors | Aesthetics

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