Table of contents (14 chapters)
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.
- 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
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway
Department Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany
Book Title: Freshwater Microplastics
Book Subtitle: Emerging Environmental Contaminants?
Editors: Martin Wagner, Scott Lambert
Series Title: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Publisher: Springer Cham
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