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Microplastic Contamination in Freshwater Systems : Methodological Challenges, Occurrence and Sources

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Dris, Rachid ; Imhof, Hannes ; Löder, Martin G. J. ; Gasperi, Johnny ; Laforsch, Christian ; Tassin, Bruno:
Microplastic Contamination in Freshwater Systems : Methodological Challenges, Occurrence and Sources.
In: Zeng, Eddy Y. (ed.): Microplastic Contamination in Aquatic Environments. - Amsterdam : Elsevier , 2018 . - pp. 51-93
ISBN 978-0-12-813747-5
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813747-5.00003-5

Abstract in another language

Microplastics have received significant attention by the scientific community during the past decade. Knowledge on this recently considered contamination has been constantly growing, although the studies are mainly oriented toward marine environments. The focus on plastic pollution in freshwater environments has been limited even with an increasing number of studies. The fate and the transfer routes of plastics in continental are not yet determined. In addition, these studies use various and constantly evolving methodologies, leading to a lack of homogeneous and standardized methods. This hinders comparability between studies and limits potential interpretations and conclusions on plastic repartition and distribution in the continental environment. In this chapter, the studies describing the plastic contamination in freshwater are reviewed. The different methodologies for microplastic sampling, sample preparation and analysis are discussed. The occurrences of these particles in limnetic systems are also presented along with an overview on their different potential sources and input pathways into freshwater.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Microplastic contamination; Water sample; Sediment sample; Freshwater; Microplastic sources; Waste water treatment plants (WWTP)
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Ecology I > Chair Animal Ecology I - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 570 Life sciences, biology
500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)
500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2021 06:16
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2021 06:16
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/67346