Imitating the Weathering of Microplastics in the Marine Environment

  • Kathrin OelschlägelEmail author
  • Jenny Pfeiffer
  • Annegret Potthoff
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)


The existence of microplastic particles (polymer particles <5 mm) in our environment has already been proven by several studies [Cole et al. in JAMA 62:2588–2597, 2011, Cózar et al. in JAMA 28:10239–10244, 2014].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathrin Oelschlägel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jenny Pfeiffer
    • 2
  • Annegret Potthoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTSDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceTechnical University of DresdenDresdenGermany

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