Freshwater Microplastics - Emerging Environmental Contaminants? (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. 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.

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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. 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.

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Product Details

General

Imprint

Springer International Publishing AG

Country of origin

Switzerland

Series

The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, 58

Release date

May 2018

Availability

Expected to ship within 10 - 15 working days

First published

2018

Editors

,

Dimensions

235 x 155 x 22mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback

Pages

303

Edition

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018

ISBN-13

978-3-319-87122-6

Barcode

9783319871226

Categories

LSN

3-319-87122-6



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