Targeting microplastic particles in the void of diluted suspensions.

@article{Islam2019TargetingMP,
  title={Targeting microplastic particles in the void of diluted suspensions.},
  author={S. Islam and Lina Apitius and Felix Jakob and U. Schwaneberg},
  journal={Environment international},
  year={2019},
  volume={123},
  pages={
          428-435
        }
}
  • S. Islam, Lina Apitius, +1 author U. Schwaneberg
  • Published 2019
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Environment international
  • Accumulation of microplastic in the environment and food chain will be a grand challenge for our society. Polyurethanes are widely used synthetic polymers in medical (e.g. catheters) and industrial products (especially as foams). Polyurethane is not abundant in nature and only a few microbial strains (fungi and bacteria) and enzymes (polyurethaneases and cutinases) have been reported to efficiently degrade polyurethane. Notably, in nature a long period of time (from 50 to >100 years depending… CONTINUE READING
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