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Title: First Observations and Monitoring of Microplastics on Oceanic and Coastal Waters off the Canary Islands (Subtropical NE Atlantic)
Authors: Montoto Martínez, Tania 
Hernández Brito, José Joaquín 
Gelado Caballero, María Dolores 
UNESCO Clasification: 33 Ciencias tecnológicas
2510 Oceanografía
Keywords: Microplásticos
Contaminación marina
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Springer 
Journal: Springer Water 
Abstract: This book addresses a broad range of issues concerning microplastic pollution, including microplastic pollution in various environments (freshwater, marine, air and soil); the sources, fate and effects of microplastics; detection systems for microplastic pollution monitoring; green approaches for the synthesis of environmentally friendly polymers; recovery and recycling of marine plastics; wastewater treatment plants as a microplastic entrance route; nanoplastics as emerging pollutants; degradation of plastics in the marine environment; impacts of microplastics on marine life; microplastics: from marine pollution to the human food chain; mitigation of microplastic impacts and innovative solutions; sampling, extraction, purification and identification approaches for microplastics; adsorption and transport of pollutants on and in microplastics; and lastly, the socio-economic and environmental impacts: assessment and risk analysis. In addition to presenting cutting-edge information and highlighting current trends and issues, the book proposes concrete solutions to help face this significant environmental threat. It is chiefly intended for researchers and industry decision-makers; international, national and local institutions; and NGOs, providing them with comprehensive information on the origin of the problem; its effects on marine environments, with a particular focus on the Mediterranean Sea and coasts; and recent and ongoing research activities and projects aimed at finding technical solutions to mitigate the phenomenon.
ISBN: 978-3-030-45909-3
ISSN: 2364-6934
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-45909-3
Source: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea. Springer Water [ISSN 2364-6934] / Mariacristina Cocca, Emilia Di Pace, Maria Emanuela Errico, Gennaro Gentile, Alessio Montarsolo, Raffaella Mossotti, Maurizio Avella (eds.), p. 294-298
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