Freshwater Microplastics

Emerging Environmental Contaminants?

by Martin Wagner, Scott Lambert

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Book Description

This volume focuses on microscopic plastic debris, also referred to as microplastics, which have been detected in aquatic environments around the globe and have accordingly raised serious concerns. The book explores whether microplastics represent emerging contaminants in freshwater systems, an area that remains underrepresented to date. Given the complexity of the issue, the book covers the current state-of-research on microplastics in rivers and lakes, including analytical aspects, environmental concentrations and sources, modelling approaches, interactions with biota, and ecological implications. To provide a broader perspective, the book also discusses lessons learned from nanomaterials and the implications of plastic debris for regulation, politics, economy, and society. In a research field that is rapidly evolving, it offers a solid overview for environmental chemists, engineers, and toxicologists, as well as water managers and policy-makers.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Freshwater Microplastics ebook for free in PDF format (5.9 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2018
Pages
309
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319616148
ISBN10
3319616145
ISBN13 Digital
9783319616155
ISBN10 Digital
3319616153
PDF Size
5.9 MB
License
CC BY

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