A small-scale, portable method for extracting microplastics from marine sediments

Coppock, RL; Cole, M; Lindeque, PK; Queiros, AM; Galloway, TJ. 2017 A small-scale, portable method for extracting microplastics from marine sediments. Environmental Pollution, 230. 829-837. 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.07.017

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Abstract/Summary

• Cheap, effective method for microplastic extraction from sediments. • High, reproducible recovery rates - 95.8%. • Comparison of three commonly used floatation media. • Zinc chloride (1.5 g cm−3) deemed an effective floatation medium. • Method applied to environmental samples across a range of sediment types.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Subjects: Biology
Data and Information
Earth Sciences
Ecology and Environment
Health
Management
Marine Sciences
Pollution
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
Depositing User: Ana Queiros
Date made live: 01 Aug 2017 09:24
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 09:24
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/7474

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