Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Plastics in the Environment

Edited by Alessio Gomiero

Norwegian Research Center AS

Plastics in the Environment is a collection of reviewed and relevant research chapters, offering a comprehensive overview of recent developments in the field of plastic pollution and how it is affecting the environment. The book comprises single chapters authored by various researchers and edited by an expert active in the research area. All chapters are complete in themselves but united under a common research study topic. This publication aims at providing a thorough overview of the latest research efforts by international authors on the trending topic of plastics in the environment and opens new possible research paths for further novel developments.

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Plastics in the EnvironmentEdited by Alessio Gomiero

Published: May 15th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75849

ISBN: 978-1-83880-493-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-492-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78984-045-2

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

8824 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

44 Dimensions Citations


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1. From Macroplastic to Microplastic Litter: Occurrence, Composition, Source Identification and Interaction with Aquatic Organisms. Experiences from the Adriatic Sea

By Alessio Gomiero, Pierluigi Strafella and Gianna Fabi


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2. Technological Approaches for the Reduction of Microplastic Pollution in Seawater Desalination Plants and for Sea Salt Extraction

By Katrin Schuhen, Michael Toni Sturm and Adrian Frank Herbort


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3. Elemental Analyzer/Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (EA/IRMS) as a Tool to Characterize Plastic Polymers in a Marine Environment

By Daniela Berto, Federico Rampazzo, Claudia Gion, Seta Noventa, Malgorzata Formalewicz, Francesca Ronchi, Umberto Traldi and Giordano Giorgi


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4. Study of the Technical Feasibility of the Use of Polypropylene Residue in Composites for Automotive Industry

By Denis R. Dias, Maria José O. C. Guimarães, Christine R. Nascimento, Celio A. Costa, Giovanio L. de Oliveira, Mônica C. de Andrade, Ana Maria F. de Sousa, Ana Lúcia N. da Silva and Elen B. A. Vasques Pacheco


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5. Biological Degradation of Polymers in the Environment

By John A. Glaser


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