1st Edition

Remediation and Management of Degraded Lands

By M H Wong Copyright 1999

    Remediation and Management of Degraded Lands presents the program of the first International Conference on the Remediation and Management of Degraded Lands. This collection reviews the extent of resource debasement and offers solutions for their restoration.
    The 14-part first section deals with mine management and rehabilitation. Topics include the devastating results of open-cut mining, open-pit mining, lignite surface mining and acid mining. Despite such ruin, the articles reveal the possibilities for reclamation.
    Part two devotes nine chapters to the management of derelict lands. Reforestation, soil fertility prognosis, and the uses of nitrogen are just a few of the covered subjects. This portion of the book pays special attention to the successful results of remediation in China and Hong Kong.
    The final division addresses soil contamination and reclamation. There are eleven chapters on subjects that include the single and interactive effects of aluminum, the effectiveness of EDTA/HCI and the value of pig-on-litter compost as a tool for edible crop growth. These and other innovative techniques make Remediation and Management of Degraded Lands a valuable addition to any environmental library.

    I. Mine Management and Rehabilitation
    A Multidisciplinary Approach to Producing Solutions for Sustainable Mine Rehabilitation-The Role of the Australian Center for Minesite Rehabilitation Research -L.C. Bell
    Development of Success Criteria for Re-establishment of Native Flora Habitats on Coal Mine Rehabilitation Areas in Australia -S.M. Bellairs
    Research Initiatives for the Remediation of Land Following Open-Cut Coal Mining in Central Queensland -D.R. Mulligan, A.H. Grigg, T.A. Madsen, A.B. Pearce, and P.A. Roe
    Restoration of Opencast Coal Sites to Agriculture, Forestry, or Native Heathland -D.W. Merrilees, G.E.D. Tiley, and A. Duncan
    Land Reclamation After Open-Pit Mineral Extraction in Britain - S.G. McRae
    Lignite Surface Mining and Reclamation -L.R. Hossner
    Rehabilitation of Abandoned Bentonite Mined Lands - G.E. Schuman
    Paper Mill Sludge as a Revegetation Tool in an Abandoned Sandpit: Project Outline and Preliminary Results -A. Fierro, D.A. Angers, and C.J. Beauchamp
    Potential of Fodder Tree Species for the Rehabilitation of a Surface Mine in Mpumulanga, South Africa -N.F.G. Rethman and J.P. Lindeque
    Impact of Rare-Earth Mining on the Environment and the Effects of Ecological Recovery Measures on Soils - L.F. Xu and M.L. Liu
    Rehabilitation of Copper Mine Tailings at Zhong Tiao Shan and Tong Ling, China -L.B. Zhou, R. van de Graaff, H.W. Dai, Y.J. Wu, and L.N. Wall
    Direct Revegetation of Salt-Affected Gold Ore Refining Residue: Technology Evaluation -G.E. Ho, M.K.S.A. Samaraweera, and R.W. Bell
    Overview of Acid Mine Drainage Issues and Control Strategies -S.D. Miller
    Principles of Economic Mine Closure, Reclamation and Cost Management -D.R. Morrey

    II. Management of Derelict Lands
    The Importance of Nitrogen in the Remediation of Degraded Land -A.D. Bradshaw
    Diagnosis and Prognosis of Soil Fertility Constraints for Land Restoration - R.W. Bell
    Land Degradation and Its Control Strategies in China -C.F. Yang
    Restoration of Degraded Lands in Hong Kong -S.L. Chong
    Reforestation in the Countryside of Hong Kong -S.P. Lau and C.H. Fung
    The Role of Plantations in Restoring Degraded Lands in Hong Kong -X.Y. Zhuang and M.L. Yau
    Trees and Greening of Hong Kong's Urban Landscape: Subaerial and Soil Constraints -C.Y. Jim
    Field Evaluation of Tree Species for Afforestation of Barren Hill Slopes in Hong Kong -K.W. Cheung
    Relationship Between Biofuel Harvesting and Upland Degradation in Hong Kong and Guangdong -R.J. Chen, R.T. Corlett, and R.D. Hill

    III. Soil Contamination and Remediation
    A Decision Support System for Assessing Remedial Technologies for Metal-Contaminated Sites -P.T. Chiueh, S.L. Lo, and C.D. Lee
    The Single and Interactive Effects of Aluminum, Low pH and Ca/A1 Ratios on the Growth of Red Pine Seedlings in Solution Culture Experiment-Y. Shan, T. Izuta, and T. Totsuka
    The Effect of Heavy Metal Contamination on the Pigment Profiles of Torreya sp. -C. Penny, N.M. Dickinson, and N.W. Lepp
    Colonization of Iron- and Zinc-Contaminated Dumped Filtercake Waste by Microbes, Plants, and Associated Mycorrhizae-T.M. Chaudhry, L. Hill, A.G. Kahn, and C. Kuek
    An Experimental Study on the Effectiveness of EDTA/HCI on the Removal of Pb, Cd, Cu, and Ni Soil-K.K. Chiu, S.C. Lee, and C.S. Poon
    Vetiver Grass for Erosion Control, Hong Kong and Guizhou, China -R.D. Hill and M.R. Peart
    Landfill Leachate Used as Irrigation Water on Landfill Sites During Dry Seasons - J. Liang, J. Zhang, and M.H. Wong
    Growth and Mineral Nutrition of Casuarina Equisetifolia on a Pulverized Fuel Ash-Rich Substrate-S.K.S. Lam and Y.B. Ho
    A Constructed Wetland for the Treatment of Urban Runoff -A.S. Mungur, R.B.E.Shutes, D.M. Revitt, M.A. House and C. Fallon
    Vermitechnology for the Remediation of Degraded Soils in Western Siberia -N.F. Protopopov, B.R. Striganova, and J.A. Manakov
    Utilization of Pig-on-Litter Compost and Anaerobically Digested Sewage Sludge for the Growth of Edible Crops: Rate of Application and Effects of Heavy Metals -C.M.L. Lai and R.Y.H. Cheung


    MH Wong