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Zabalgoitia, Sabrina Noël Reaume, 2021. Evaluating the potential of microplastics and natural organic matter for sorption of hydrophobic organic contaminants based on selected properties. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment

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Interest in microplastic behaviour as vectors for hydrophobic organic pollutants has increased in the literature over recent years, however these materials constitute only one of many organic particulate groups in the environment able to compete for pollutants. This review examines particle characteristics including size, surface area, porosity, and age, and how these may influence natural organic particle and microplastic sorption capacity. The impacts these particles manifest as contaminant vectors to biota are also discussed, along with additional chemical and environmental factors that play a role in favour of each particle type. Microplastics are primarily considered to behave as more ideal sorbent due to their hydrophobic nature and acceptable size range below that considered as “particulate” organic matter, however the abundance of these anthropogenic pollutants in comparison to their natural counterparts and their initial hydrophobicity makes their risk as a vector far less prominent than the latter group.

Main title:Evaluating the potential of microplastics and natural organic matter for sorption of hydrophobic organic contaminants based on selected properties
Authors:Zabalgoitia, Sabrina Noël Reaume
Supervisor:Mckie, Brendan and Futter, Martyn and Bundschuh, Mirco and Fürhacker, Maria
Examiner:Huser, Brian
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2021
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM025 EnvEuro - European Master in Environmental Science 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Keywords:microplastics, natural organic matter, particulate organic matter, sorption, vector
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-16597
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-16597
Subjects:Aquatic ecology
Water resources and management
Pollution
Language:English
Deposited On:26 Apr 2021 08:27
Metadata Last Modified:27 Apr 2021 01:00

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