Standardised protocol for monitoring microplastics in sediments. Deliverable 4.2.
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Pedrotti, Maria Luiza
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Marine anthropogenic litter has long been recognised as an emerging pollutant of global concern. Its ubiquitous distribution and its direct and indirect impacts on aquatic ecosystems, marine fauna and local economies have been recently highlighted by several studies and international organisations around the world. Although comprised of different materials, plastic constitutes the most abundant fraction reported in worldwide surveys, with percentages that are variable from region to region. Among plastic materials, microplastics (herein MPs), represent a huge concern due to their impacts resulting from fragmentation under weathering conditions (e.g. solar radiation, water temperature and abrasion processes) and from their ability to adsorb persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals (PBTC) (e.g. polychlorinated biphenyls - PCBs, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons – PAHs) and trace elements (e.g. Cu, Zn, etc.). In addition to these impacts, recent studies have also reported.....
PublisherJPI-Oceans BASEMAN Project.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Maturity LevelTRL 8 Actual system completed and "mission qualified" through test and demonstration in an operational environment (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
Standard Operating Procedure
CitationFrias, J., et al (2018). Standardised protocol for monitoring microplastics in sediments. Deliverable 4.2. JPI-Oceans BASEMAN Project, 24pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-723
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