The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

Microplastics in Terrestrial Environments

Emerging Contaminants and Major Challenges

Editors: He, Defu, Luo, Yongming (Eds.)

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  • Reviews the distribution and behaviour of microplastics in various terrestrial environments
  • Provides an overview of the ecological effects and health risks of microplastics in terrestrial environments
  • Discusses the challenges of and solutions for terrestrial microplastics for governments and the public alike
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This book focuses on microplastics as emerging persistent contaminants in terrestrial environments. Scientists from around the globe review recent advances in multi-disciplinary research on micro(nano)plastics, including analytical methods; the sources, fate and distribution of microplastics;  ecological risks;  toxicity and health risks; and control and countermeasures for microplastics in terrestrial environments. Offering a comprehensive overview of microplastics in terrestrial environments, the book is a valuable resource for environmental researchers, ecologists and toxicologists, as well as for policymakers and non-experts.

About the authors

Dr. Defu He is an Associate Professor at the School of Ecological and Environmental Sciences, East China Normal University, and Director of the Environmental Toxicology Laboratory. His research fields include toxicology, environmental health and emerging contaminants. In recent years, his research has chiefly focused on microplastics in terrestrial environments, and their ecological and environmental risks. He has published more than 40 articles in these fields.

Dr. Yongming Luo is a researcher at the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and a Professor at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research fields mainly focus on soil pollution and remediation, coastal biogeochemistry and environmental risks. Having been selected for the NSFC’s Distinguished Young Scholar Award, he is a member of the expert group for China’s National Key Basic Research Program (“973” Program) in the field of Resource and Environment, and has served as Chief Scientist for China’s “973” Program and “863” Major Program alike.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Analytical Methods for Microplastics in Environments: Current Advances and Challenges

    Pages 3-24

    Liu, Menting (et al.)

  • Identification and Characterization Methods for Microplastics Basing on Spatial Imaging in Micro-/Nanoscales

    Pages 25-37

    Li, Wenfeng (et al.)

  • Microplastics in Urban Environments: Sources, Pathways, and Distribution

    Pages 41-61

    Qiu, Rong (et al.)

  • Microplastics in Agricultural Soils

    Pages 63-76

    Li, Wenfeng (et al.)

  • The Distribution and Characteristics of Microplastics in Coastal Beaches and Mangrove Wetlands

    Pages 77-92

    Zhou, Qian (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microplastics in Terrestrial Environments
Book Subtitle
Emerging Contaminants and Major Challenges
Editors
  • Defu He
  • Yongming Luo
Series Title
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Series Volume
95
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56271-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56271-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56270-0
Series ISSN
1867-979X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 469
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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