Microplastics increase impact of treated wastewater on freshwater microbial community.

@article{Eckert2018MicroplasticsII,
  title={Microplastics increase impact of treated wastewater on freshwater microbial community.},
  author={Ester M. Eckert and Andrea Di Cesare and Marie Therese Kettner and Maria Arias-Andr{\'e}s and Diego Fontaneto and Hans-Peter Grossart and Gianluca Corno},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2018},
  volume={234},
  pages={
          495-502
        }
}
Plastic pollution is a major global concern with several million microplastic particles entering every day freshwater ecosystems via wastewater discharge. Microplastic particles stimulate biofilm formation (plastisphere) throughout the water column and have the potential to affect microbial community structure if they accumulate in pelagic waters, especially enhancing the proliferation of biohazardous bacteria. To test this scenario, we simulated the inflow of treated wastewater into a… CONTINUE READING
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