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Freshwater Microplastics

Emerging Environmental Contaminants?

Editors: Wagner, Martin, Lambert, Scott (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Microplastics Are Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Freshwater Environments: An Overview

    Lambert, Scott (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Aquatic Ecotoxicity of Microplastics and Nanoplastics: Lessons Learned from Engineered Nanomaterials

    Rist, Sinja (et al.)

    Pages 25-49

  • Analysis, Occurrence, and Degradation of Microplastics in the Aqueous Environment

    Klein, Sascha (et al.)

    Pages 51-67

  • Sources and Fate of Microplastics in Urban Areas: A Focus on Paris Megacity

    Dris, Rachid (et al.)

    Pages 69-83

  • Microplastic Pollution in Inland Waters Focusing on Asia

    Wu, Chenxi (et al.)

    Pages 85-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Freshwater Microplastics
Book Subtitle
Emerging Environmental Contaminants?
Editors
  • Martin Wagner
  • Scott Lambert
Series Title
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Series Volume
58
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61615-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61615-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61614-8
Series ISSN
1867-979X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 303
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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