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Size-dependent effects of micro polystyrene particles in the marine copepod Tigriopus japonicus.
We investigated the effects of three sizes of polystyrene (PS) microbeads (0.05, 0.5, and 6-μm diameter) on the survival, development, and fecundity of the copepod Tigriopus japonicus using acute andExpand
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A comparison of microscopic and spectroscopic identification methods for analysis of microplastics in environmental samples.
The analysis of microplastics in various environmental samples requires the identification of microplastics from natural materials. The identification technique lacks a standardized protocol. Herein,Expand
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Horizontal and vertical distribution of PCBs and chlorinated pesticides in sediments from Masan Bay, Korea.
Horizontal and vertical distributions of organochlorine compounds (OCs) were determined in sediments from Masan Bay. The concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),Expand
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Sorption capacity of plastic debris for hydrophobic organic chemicals.
The occurrence of microplastics (MPs) in the ocean is an emerging world-wide concern. Due to high sorption capacity of plastics for hydrophobic organic chemicals (HOCs), sorption may play anExpand
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Identification methods in microplastic analysis: a review
Microplastics have become a major global environmental issue in recent decades due to their ubiquity in the oceans, bioavailability and ability to carry toxic chemicals. Analysis of microplastics inExpand
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Nationwide monitoring of polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in sediments from coastal environment of Korea.
To assess the organochlorine contamination in the Korean marine environment, a nationwide monitoring study was conducted. A total of 138 surface sediments, covering the whole Korean coast, wereExpand
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Large accumulation of micro-sized synthetic polymer particles in the sea surface microlayer.
  • Y. Song, S. Hong, +4 authors W. Shim
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Environmental science & technology
  • 4 August 2014
Determining the exact abundance of microplastics on the sea surface can be susceptible to the sampling method used. The sea surface microlayer (SML) can accumulate light plastic particles, but thisExpand
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Seasonal flux of nonylphenol in Han River, Korea.
In order to understand the behavior of nonylphenol (NP) in Han River, water, suspended particle and sediment samples were analyzed during summer, autumn and winter. Concentrations of nonylphenol inExpand
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Nanoplastics in the Aquatic Environment. Critical Review
A growing body of literature reports on the abundance and effects of plastic debris, with an increasing focus on microplastic particles smaller than 5 mm. It has often been suggested that plasticExpand
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Identification and quantification of microplastics using Nile Red staining.
We investigated the applicability of Nile Red (NR), a fluorescent dye, for microplastic analysis, and determined the optimal staining conditions. Five mg/L NR solution in n-hexane effectively stainedExpand
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