Micro and Nanoplastics
  • Author : Natarajan Chandrasekaran
  • Release Date : 15 January 2023
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 13 : 0323906222
  • Total Download : 215
  • File Size : 55,6 Mb

Micro and Nanoplastics PDF Summary

Micro and Nanoplastics: An Emerging Threat to Aquatic Biota explores the recent evidence on the toxicity of micro and nano plastic particles in aquatic and terrestrial biota. The chapters will start with a brief introduction to micro and nanoplastics and its pervasiveness and physicochemical properties in the various environments. To provide a potential resource for the beginners, the book will discuss the methods and strategies for micro and nanoplastics extraction, characterization, and identification in the introductory chapters. The book will cover the current state-of-research on micro and nanoplastics accumulation and transfer in the food chain. The subsequent chapters will examine the toxicological effects of the micro and nanoplastics in the aquatic life and terrestrial organisms. The impact of the harmful substances/chemicals associated with micro and nanoplastics in toxicity will be discussed. Additionally, the exposure routes of micro and nanoplastics, macro-molecular interactions, and the potential impacts on humans will be critically reviewed and presented in another set of chapters. Finally, a chapter will review the global initiatives, regulations, and policies on the banning of single-use plastics, and reduce plastic usage as well as environmental release. Micro and Nanoplastics: An Emerging Threat to Aquatic Biota provides and essential reference for scientists, researchers, and students who are working in the isolation, identification, characterization, and the toxicity of microplastics on aquatic, terrestrial, and human health. Presents methods throughout, highlighted in boxed sections to explain theory behind all practice presented Includes a critical thinking section that stimulates research towards filling the knowledge gaps in microplastics research Offers definitions at the beginning of each chapter, so that all readers can understand the scientific terms included