Comprehensively reviews the fate, behaviour and impact of microplastics in the environment.
Offers detailed case studies of microplastics monitoring, prevention, regulation and remediation.
Collates leading expertise from diverse scientific communities.
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About this book
This reference work presents an authoritative review of microplastics as vectors of environmental contaminants and provides a comprehensive coverage of their ecotoxicological and toxicological effects. Divided into four sections, this book outlines the current analytical techniques and applications for sampling, processing analysis, and data reporting of microplastics pollution in the environment, explores microplastics degradation and interaction with chemical pollutants, discusses the fate and behaviour of microplastics in the environment, and provides valuable insights about prevention, regulation and remediation of microplastics pollution.
Written by interdisciplinary expert academics and practitioners, this reference work will appeal to a wide readership of students, researchers and professionals interested in this field, including marine scientists, environmental scientists, analytical chemists, organic chemists, biochemists, biologists, polymer scientists, and toxicologists.
- Characterization of Microplastics
- Microplastics Degradation
- Microplastics in Water
- Microplastics in Soil and Sediments
- Microplastics Air
- Microplastics in Biota
- Microplastics in Food
- Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)
- Plastic-free Certification
- Microplastics into the Anthropocene
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Chemistry & CESAM, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Departamento de Oceanografia, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
Faculty of Sciences, Université Catholique de L'Ouest, Angers cedex 01, France
About the editors
Monica Costa: BSc in Oceanography (UERJ, 1988). MPhil in Analytical Chemistry / Marine Chemistry (PUC-Rio, 1991). PhD in Environmnetal Sciences (ENV-UEA Norwich UK, 1997). Full Professor in Chemical Oceanography and Marine Pollution at Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), where she is based since 1998. Teaching and research interests are: Chemical Oceanography and Marine Pollution. Also involved in reserach and formation of BSc, MPhil and PhD students in Intergated Coastal Zone Management and water quality; plastic marine debris; chemical contamination of water, sediments and biota at coastal and marine systems; aquatic toxicology; oil/tar pollution on beaches and; environmnetal education in coastal and marine issues, including collaborations with traditional populations.
Catherine Mouneyrac is professor in marine ecotoxicology at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest (UCO, France). She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in animal physiology, aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology. She gained her PhD from the University of Lyon I (France) in physiology of fish nutrition, and then a DSc in aquatic ecotoxicology from the University of Nantes (France). She is the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences and the head of the emerging contaminants research team of the MMS (Sea, Molecules, Health) laboratory (UCO, University of Nantes, Le Mans University). Her general field research concerns the response of aquatic organisms to natural and chemical stress. She is actively involved in research to elucidate the mechanisms involved in potential toxicity by emerging contaminants (nanomaterials, endocrine disruptors, micro-nanoplastics) towards estuarine and marine organisms. At the interface of fundamental and applied research, she aims to fulfill the gap between ecological (bio indicators) and ecotoxicological (biomarkers) approaches, the final objective being to help environmental diagnosis. More precisely, she studies biomarker tools allowing extrapolating from suborganismal responses (biochemical biomarkers, energy reserves, reproduction processes) and organismal (biological indices, behavioural biomarkers) to effects occurring at higher levels of biological organization (population). C. Mouneyrac has participated to the conception and realization of numerous national, European and international programmes. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters in the field of aquatic ecotoxicology.She is referee for numerous international journals on environmental pollution. She is member of different research networks in environmental pollution assessment. Dr C. Mouneyrac is part of the Expert committee on the assessment of the risks related to physical agents, new technologies and development areas and the working group “Assessment of the risks associated with nanomaterials” at the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (Anses). She has been selected as a senior decision-makers a to follow the national study course of the Institut des Hautes Etudes pour la Science et la Technologie whose supervision is the responsibility of the Ministries of Higher Education and Research and Education in France.
Book Title: Handbook of Microplastics in the Environment
Editors: Teresa Rocha-Santos, Mónica Costa, Catherine Mouneyrac
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Springer Reference Chemistry and Mat. Science, Reference Module Physical and Materials Science, Reference Module Chemistry, Materials and Physics
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-10618-8Due: 01 February 2022
Number of Pages: X, 1332
Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour