Sediment Management in East Lake, China: a Combined Bio-Physical and Socioeconomic Approach for Managing Sediments in a Polluted Lake System
Senlin Zhu 1,2,3
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State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water resources and Hydraulic Engineering, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Nanjing 210029, China
Sewage Sludge and Silt Research Centre, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Senlin Zhu   

Wuhan University, Wuhan University, China, 430072 Wuhan, China
Submission date: 2017-08-07
Final revision date: 2017-09-10
Acceptance date: 2017-09-10
Online publication date: 2018-02-20
Publication date: 2018-03-30
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2018;27(4):1891–1900
In large lakes, serious sedimentation and pollution of bottom sediments has occurred in China owing to the neglect of effective protection and management. Thus, sediment management, acting as an important aspect of lake management, should be performed in lake systems. The goal of this study was to determine sediment management framework, and take a physicochemical and socioeconomic approach for sediment management. Sediment quantity and quality analysis was developed, sources of sediment and associated contaminants were analyzed, and management methods such as the ecological water network, source control, and local dredging and sediment treatment were researched respectively. Cost-benefit analysis of chemical-mechanical dewatering and subsequent sediment treatment has been performed as an example. The work in the study was aimed at providing reference for sustainable sediment management of urban lake systems in China.