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Finding Microplastics in Soils : A Review of Analytical Methods

Title data

Möller, Julia N. ; Löder, Martin G. J. ; Laforsch, Christian:
Finding Microplastics in Soils : A Review of Analytical Methods.
In: Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 54 (30 January 2020) Issue 4 . - pp. 2078-2090.
ISSN 0013-936X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b04618

Project information

Project title:
Project's official titleProject's id
SFB 1357 MikroplastikSFB1357
MiKoBo BWMK18007BWMK18007

Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Andere
Landesanstalt für Umwelt in Baden-Württemberg

Abstract in another language

Research on microplastics in soils is still uncommon, and the existing publications are often incomparable due to the use of different sampling, processing, and analytical methods. Given the complex nature of soils, a suitable and efficient method for standardized microplastic analysis in the soil matrix has yet to be found. This paper proposes a critical review on the different published methods for sampling, extraction, purification, and identification/ quantification of microplastics in complex environmental matrices, with the main focus on their applicability for soil samples. While large microplastic particles can be manually sorted out and verified with chemical analysis, sample preparation for smaller microplastic analysis is usually more difficult. Of the analytical approaches proposed in the literature, some are established, whereas others are a proof of principle and have not yet been applied to environmental samples. For the sake of development, all approaches are discussed and assessed for their potential applicability for soil samples. So far, none of the published methods seems ideally suitable for the analysis of smaller microplastics in soil samples, but slight modifications and combinations of methods may prove promising and need to be explored.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology I
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology I > Chair Animal Ecology I - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Polymer and Colloid Science
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Ecology and the Environmental Sciences
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Research Institutions > Collaborative Research Centers, Research Unit > SFB 1357 - MIKROPLASTIK
Faculties
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Collaborative Research Centers, Research Unit
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 500 Natural sciences
500 Science > 540 Chemistry
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
500 Science > 570 Life sciences, biology
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2020 07:07
Last Modified: 05 May 2020 09:59
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/54466