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Freshwater Microplastics

Emerging Environmental Contaminants?

  • Written by experts in the field

  • Appeals to environmental managers, scientists and policymakers

Part of the book series: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (HEC, volume 58)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Analysis, Occurrence, and Degradation of Microplastics in the Aqueous Environment

    • Sascha Klein, Ian K. Dimzon, Jan Eubeler, Thomas P. Knepper
    Pages 51-67Open Access
  3. Sources and Fate of Microplastics in Urban Areas: A Focus on Paris Megacity

    • Rachid Dris, Johnny Gasperi, Bruno Tassin
    Pages 69-83Open Access
  4. Microplastic Pollution in Inland Waters Focusing on Asia

    • Chenxi Wu, Kai Zhang, Xiong Xiong
    Pages 85-99Open Access
  5. Microplastics in Inland African Waters: Presence, Sources, and Fate

    • Farhan R. Khan, Bahati Sosthenes Mayoma, Fares John Biginagwa, Kristian Syberg
    Pages 101-124Open Access
  6. Modeling the Fate and Transport of Plastic Debris in Freshwaters: Review and Guidance

    • Merel Kooi, Ellen Besseling, Carolien Kroeze, Annemarie P. van Wezel, Albert A. Koelmans
    Pages 125-152Open Access
  7. Interactions of Microplastics with Freshwater Biota

    • Christian Scherer, Annkatrin Weber, Scott Lambert, Martin Wagner
    Pages 153-180Open Access
  8. Microplastic-Associated Biofilms: A Comparison of Freshwater and Marine Environments

    • Jesse P. Harrison, Timothy J. Hoellein, Melanie Sapp, Alexander S. Tagg, Yon Ju-Nam, Jesús J. Ojeda
    Pages 181-201Open Access
  9. Risk Perception of Plastic Pollution: Importance of Stakeholder Involvement and Citizen Science

    • Kristian Syberg, Steffen Foss Hansen, Thomas Budde Christensen, Farhan R. Khan
    Pages 203-221Open Access
  10. Understanding the Risks of Microplastics: A Social-Ecological Risk Perspective

    • Johanna Kramm, Carolin Völker
    Pages 223-237Open Access
  11. Freshwater Microplastics: Challenges for Regulation and Management

    • Nicole Brennholt, Maren Heß, Georg Reifferscheid
    Pages 239-272Open Access
  12. Microplastic: What Are the Solutions?

    • Marcus Eriksen, Martin Thiel, Matt Prindiville, Tim Kiessling
    Pages 273-298Open Access
  13. Erratum to: Modeling the Fate and Transport of Plastic Debris in Freshwaters: Review and Guidance

    • Merel Kooi, Ellen Besseling, Carolien Kroeze, Annemarie P. van Wezel, Albert A. Koelmans
    Pages E1-E1Open Access
  14. Back Matter

    Pages 299-303

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Emerging contaminants
  • Plastic pollution
  • Microplastic pollution
  • Microplastic-associated biofilms
  • Freshwater pollution
  • Inland water pollution
  • Plastic contamination
  • Open access
  • water quality and water pollution
  • marine and freshwater sciences

Reviews

“The present book is the first one to address the issue of MP in a freshwater context. Since it is a complex issue, it deserves a transdisciplinary perspective. This goal has been achieved by the individual and well-known authors and even more by the editors. This makes the book pretty unique. … This book is addressed to scientists and PhD students working in the environmental field of water analysis and toxicity.” (Thomas P. Knepper, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Vol. 410, 2018)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

    Martin Wagner

  • Department Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany

    Scott Lambert

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Freshwater Microplastics

  • Book Subtitle: Emerging Environmental Contaminants?

  • Editors: Martin Wagner, Scott Lambert

  • Series Title: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61615-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-61614-8Published: 29 November 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-87122-6Published: 24 May 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-61615-5Published: 21 November 2017

  • Series ISSN: 1867-979X

  • Series E-ISSN: 1616-864X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 303

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Chemistry, Water, Geochemistry, Analytical Chemistry

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