Isolation of microplastics in biota-rich seawater samples and marine organisms

  title={Isolation of microplastics in biota-rich seawater samples and marine organisms},
  author={Matthew C. Cole and Hannah J Webb and Pennie K. Lindeque and Elaine S. Fileman and Claudia Halsband and Tamara S. Galloway},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
Microplastic litter is a pervasive pollutant present in aquatic systems across the globe. A range of marine organisms have the capacity to ingest microplastics, resulting in adverse health effects. Developing methods to accurately quantify microplastics in productive marine waters, and those internalized by marine organisms, is of growing importance. Here we investigate the efficacy of using acid, alkaline and enzymatic digestion techniques in mineralizing biological material from marine… CONTINUE READING
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