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dc.contributor.authorEnfrin, Marie
dc.contributor.authorHachemi, Cyril
dc.contributor.authorHodgson, Peter D.
dc.contributor.authorJegatheesan, Veeriah
dc.contributor.authorVrouwenvelder, Johannes S.
dc.contributor.authorCallahan, Damien L.
dc.contributor.authorLee, Judy
dc.contributor.authorDumée, Ludovic F.
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-31T11:41:36Z
dc.date.available2021-05-31T11:41:36Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-11
dc.date.submitted2021-02-08
dc.identifier.citationEnfrin, M., Hachemi, C., Hodgson, P. D., Jegatheesan, V., Vrouwenvelder, J., Callahan, D. L., … Dumée, L. F. (2021). Nano/micro plastics – Challenges on quantification and remediation: A review. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 42, 102128. doi:10.1016/j.jwpe.2021.102128
dc.identifier.issn2214-7144
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jwpe.2021.102128
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/669317
dc.description.abstractNano and micro plastics (NP/MPs) represent one of the most challenging classes of micro-pollutants, with occurrence across all ecosystems and size distributions ranging from the nanometre to the millimetre scale. These broad composition and size distribution ranges limit the efficiency of detection methods, often inherently focused on a single and narrow class of NP/MPs sizes. In addition to their demonstrated native toxicity, NP/MPs may act as efficient carriers of pollutants and pathogens onto their surface, facilitating the transfer and penetration of other classes of hazardous materials. This comprehensive review presents the key challenges related to soil, air and water NP/MPs: (i) sampling and extraction, (ii) using defined synthetic NP/MPs for spiking environmental samples and for model studies, and (iii) characterisation. A major challenge discussed in this paper relates to the lack of relevant characterisation strategies for the NP/MPs materials, enabling simultaneous identification, quantification and generation of statistical size distributions. This critical discussion ends with a series of well-informed propositions to support the systematic assessment of the impact of NP/MPs materials, spanning from materials science and characterisation, as well as environmental and chemical engineering.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S2214714421002154
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Water Process Engineering. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Water Process Engineering, [42, , (2021-05-11)] DOI: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2021.102128 . © 2021. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleNano/micro plastics – Challenges on quantification and remediation: A review
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Water Process Engineering
dc.rights.embargodate2022-05-11
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.institutionDeakin University, Geelong, Institute for Frontier Materials, Waurn Ponds, 3216, Victoria, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Burwood Campus, Deakin University, Burwood 3125, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionKhalifa University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
dc.contributor.institutionResearch and Innovation Center on CO2 and Hydrogen, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Membrane and Advanced Water Technology, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
dc.identifier.volume42
dc.identifier.pages102128
kaust.personVrouwenvelder, Johannes S.
dc.date.accepted2021-05-05
dc.identifier.eid2-s2.0-85105591490


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