Methodology Used for the Detection and Identification of Microplastics—A Critical Appraisal.
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Löder, Martin G.J.
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Microplastics in aquatic ecosystems and especially in the marine environment represent a pollution of increasing scientific and societal concern, thus, recently a substantial number of studies on microplastics were published. Although first steps towards a standardization of methodologies used for the detection and identification of microplastics in environmental samples are made, the comparability of data on microplastics is currently hampered by a huge variety of different methodologies, which result in the generation of data of extremely different quality and resolution. This chapter reviews the methodology presently used for assessing the concentration of microplastics in the marine environment with a focus on the most convenient techniques and approaches. After an overview of non-selective sampling approaches, sample processing and treatment in the laboratory, the reader is introduced to the currently applied techniques for the identification and quantification of micro.....
Title of BookMarine Anthropogenic Litter.
Editor(s) of BookBergmann, Melanie
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
CitationLöder, M.G.L. and Gerdts, G. (2015) Methodology Used for the Detection and Identification of Microplastics—A Critical Appraisal. In: Marine Anthropogenic Litter (eds. Bargeman, M., Gutow, G. and Klages, M.). Heidelbderg, Germany, Springer Open, pp.201-227. DOI:0.1007/978-3-319-16510-3_8
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