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The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

Hazardous Chemicals Associated with Plastics in the Marine Environment

Editors: Takada, Hideshige, Karapanagioti, Hrissi K. (Eds.)

  • Provides new insights into the environmental impact of chemicals associated with plastics
  • Identifies research points that need to be addressed in the future
  • Will appeal to environmental managers, scientists and policymakers
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This volume consists of 15 chapters and focuses on hazardous chemicals, how they are associated with plastics, and their environmental risks. It includes background information on plastics and additives chemistry, and their observed or potential effects on living organisms as well as the oceanographic aspects of marine debris dispersion. The respective chapters provide insights into the sorption/desorption of chemicals in and out of plastics, the mechanisms and kinetics, but also the scale of the concentrations of chemicals found in marine debris, particularly in microplastics. The occurrence of the various chemicals is analyzed, as well as the distribution profiles of the chemicals in microplastics throughout the world’s oceans. The implications of the fact that plastics carry within them several chemicals are discussed in detail. In closing, new research topics that warrant further attention are identified. The book will appeal to all scientists who are already working or interested in starting to work on the topic of marine debris, as well as policymakers, NGOs and the broader informed public.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Additives and Chemicals in Plastics

    Andrady, Anthony L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Food Containers and Packaging Materials as Possible Source of Hazardous Chemicals to Food

    Manoli, Evangelia (et al.)

    Pages 19-50

  • Release of Additives and Monomers from Plastic Wastes

    Kwan, Charita S. (et al.)

    Pages 51-70

  • Degradation of Various Plastics in the Environment

    Fotopoulou, Kalliopi N. (et al.)

    Pages 71-92

  • Occurrence of Marine Litter in the Marine Environment: A World Panorama of Floating and Seafloor Plastics

    Ioakeimidis, Christos (et al.)

    Pages 93-120

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95568-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95566-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hazardous Chemicals Associated with Plastics in the Marine Environment
Editors
  • Hideshige Takada
  • Hrissi K. Karapanagioti
Series Title
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Series Volume
78
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95568-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95568-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95566-7
Series ISSN
1867-979X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 315
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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