Analytical Methods for Microplastics Quantification in the Environment

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018) | Viewed by 604

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Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: stormwater; wastewater; urban surface waters; microplastic quantification; micropollutants; chemical processes; biological processes; water system engineering
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Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, 9220 Aalborg, Denmark
Interests: environmental chemistry; urban pollution; water quality; stormwater management; analytical chemistry; process modelling
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Dear Colleagues,

Plastic is part of all aspects of daily life, and it is difficult to imagine a modern society without it. The downside is that it breaks down into microplastics, threatening human and environmental health. Substantial research efforts have recently been allocated to the issue of microplastics and its impacts. Nevertheless there remain considerable knowledge gaps on its occurrence and fate in the environment. Analyzing for microplastics is a complex tasks as plastic is a broad group of materials and microplastics particles can have any form, size, and shape. The challenges in microplastics quantification in environmental samples relates to all steps of the analytical procedure: Sampling, sample cleanup and concentration, detection, and data treatment. This Special Issue of Water invites papers addressing all aspects of the analytical methods that are needed to reliably quantify microplastics in the environment.

Prof. Jes Vollertsen
Prof. Asbjørn H. Nielsen
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  • Microplastics analysis
  • Microplastics characterization
  • Environmental samples
  • Plastic debris
  • Plastic particles
  • Analytical methods
  • Microplastics extraction
  • Spectroscopy
  • Pyrolysis
  • Thermoanalytical techniques
  • Chromatography
  • Thermal degradation
  • Quantification
  • Identification

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