Current Trends and Future Challenges of Marine Microplastic Pollution

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Quality and Contamination".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2024) | Viewed by 140

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Department of Environmental Engineering and Science, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan
Interests: membrane processes and fabrications; nanobubbles; anaerobic granular sludge; substances of emergent concerns; downstream separations and fractionantions; environmental analytical and sampling techniques; water-energy-resource-envirnment nexus

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Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: toxic effects of engineered nanomaterials; health effects of pollution; occupational diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Marine plastic debris in various forms, such as beads, pellets, and fibers, is now pervasive in global oceans and coastal zones. These micro- and nanoplastics are continuously input from lands to seas via surface runoffs and various human activities, and are continuously accumulating in our earth. Wide geographical distributions of microplastics can be found both horizontally (in every ocean) and vertically (from surface seawater to deep-sea sediments). The hazard of microplastics is not just physically entrapping or affecting organisms; they are also a vector of various toxic substances (e.g., persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals). Moreover, they threaten the habitats of different marine eco-systems as well as the health of each living organism via food webs. As a result, the fates and distributions of this anthropogenic microplastic pollution requires more attention and further study. This Special Issue calls for more scientific investigations to update current trends as well as future challenges (such as how to fulfill Sustainable Development Goal 14) in this field.

Prof. Dr. Justin Chun Te Lin
Prof. Dr. Hyunook Kim
Prof. Dr. Antonio Pietroiusti
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  • microplastics
  • plastic pollution
  • oceans
  • seawater
  • fate
  • marine ecosystem
  • management

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