Wastewater treatment plant effluents as source of cosmetic polyethylene microbeads to freshwater.

Abstract

Microplastics in the environment are either a product of the fractionation of larger plastic items or a consequence of the release of microbeads, which are ingredients of cosmetics, through wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents. The aim of this study was to estimate the amount of microbeads that may be released by the latter pathways to surface waters… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.08.131

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@article{Kalkov2017WastewaterTP, title={Wastewater treatment plant effluents as source of cosmetic polyethylene microbeads to freshwater.}, author={Gabriela Kal{\vc}{\'i}kov{\'a} and B{\"u}lent Aliç and Tina Skalar and Mirco Bundschuh and Andreja Žgajnar Gotvajn}, journal={Chemosphere}, year={2017}, volume={188}, pages={25-31} }