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Microplastics in Terrestrial Environments

Emerging Contaminants and Major Challenges

  • 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

Part of the book series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (HEC, volume 95)

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Analytical Methods of Microplastics in Terrestrial Environments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Analytical Methods for Microplastics in Environments: Current Advances and Challenges

      • Menting Liu, Shibo Lu, Yingxin Chen, Chengjin Cao, Moritz Bigalke, Defu He
      Pages 3-24
  3. Source, Fate, Distribution of Microplastics in Terrestrial Environments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 39-39
    2. Microplastics in Urban Environments: Sources, Pathways, and Distribution

      • Rong Qiu, Yang Song, Xiaoting Zhang, Bing Xie, Defu He
      Pages 41-61
    3. Microplastics in Agricultural Soils

      • Wenfeng Li, Yongming Luo, Xiangliang Pan
      Pages 63-76
    4. The Distribution and Characteristics of Microplastics in Coastal Beaches and Mangrove Wetlands

      • Qian Zhou, Haibo Zhang, Joanna J. Waniek, Yongming Luo
      Pages 77-92
    5. Microplastics in Inland Small Waterbodies

      • Lingling Hu, Defu He, Huahong Shi
      Pages 93-110
    6. Sources of Microplastic in the Environment

      • Lihui An, Qing Liu, Yixiang Deng, Wennan Wu, Yiyao Gao, Wei Ling
      Pages 143-159
    7. Interaction of Microplastics and Organic Pollutants: Quantification, Environmental Fates, and Ecological Consequences

      • Haibo Zhang, Yufan Fei, Han Wang, Yiyang Chen, Shunyin Huang, Ben Yu et al.
      Pages 161-184
  4. Ecological Effects of Microplastics in Terrestrial Environments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 197-197
    2. Microplastics and Their Effects on Soil Function as a Life-Supporting System

      • Anderson Abel de Souza Machado, Alice A. Horton, Taylor Davis, Stefanie Maaß
      Pages 199-222
    3. Occurrence and Ecotoxicological Effects of Microplastics on Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems

      • Ved Prakash, Shreya Dwivedi, Krishna Gautam, Monika Seth, Sadasivam Anbumani
      Pages 223-243
    4. Microplastics in Soil Ecosystem: Insight on Its Fate and Impacts on Soil Quality

      • Xiaomei Yang, Xuetao Guo, Shan Huang, Sha Xue, Fanrong Meng, Yueling Qi et al.
      Pages 245-258
    5. The Toxicity of (Nano)Microplastics on C. elegans and Its Mechanisms

      • Jiani Hu, Xinyu Li, Lili Lei, Chenjing Cao, Dayong Wang, Defu He
      Pages 259-278
    6. Uptake of Microplastics and Their Effects on Plants

      • Lianzhen Li, Jie Yang, Qian Zhou, Willie J. G. M. Peijnenburg, Yongming Luo
      Pages 279-298
    7. Biofilms of Microplastics

      • Chen Tu, Qian Zhou, Chenjie Zhang, Ying Liu, Yongming Luo
      Pages 299-317

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Microplastics
  • Nanoplastics
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Biodegradation of microplastics
  • Biodegradable plastics
  • Microplastics in soil and sediment
  • Microplastics in water
  • Microplastics in food
  • Microplastic in biota
  • Tissue accumulation of microplastics
  • Biofilm

Reviews

“Shows a deeper insight in a specific environmental compartment and gives detailed information about effects, side effects, and cooperative effects. …. The present book is a comprehensive and diverse contribution in the field of microplastics in terrestrial environments. The 22 chapters provide not only insights into the environmental sciences, but they also show foresights and stakeholder-relevant connections. It is the first book summarizing the state of the art and a unique resource to any scientist in this field.” (Katrin Schuhen, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Issue 413, 2021)

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Ecological and Environmental Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

    Defu He

  • Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing, China

    Yongming Luo

About the editors

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.

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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-56271-7
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Softcover Book USD 399.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 399.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)