Main sources of microplastics pollutants in the water environment

Weronika Rogowska


Plastics are synthetic or modified natural polymers which contain additives that alter their properties. Plastics are wide-spread materials in everyday life and industry, because of lightness, durability, resistance to chemical agents and inexpensive production [2]. Huge quantities of wastes, which are proceed from plastics, are provided to the natural environment, in particular to water ecosystems [8]. Plastics can get in on environment as micro-sized products or generated by full-sized plastic products fragmentation; in this process microplastics are generated. Due to properties such as littleness, durability and widespread of potential sources, microplastics are able to pose a threat to the water environment [6]. Microplastics take part in diverse processes, such as migration, accumulation and adsorption, which procure their ability to integrate into natural processes in the ecosystem [40]. The paper has a general character. The purpose of the publication is to present sources and distribution of microplastic in water ecosystems and an analysis of microplastic pollutants’ influence on environment
Author Weronika Rogowska (FCEE)
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- Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Publication size in sheets0.6
Book Skoczko Iwona, Krawczyk Dorota, Szatyłowicz Ewa (eds.): Innovations – Sustainability – Modernity – Openness. Water [Dokument elektroniczny], Series of Monographs, vol. 38, 2019, Oficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Białostockiej, ISBN 978-83-66391-09-3, 126 p., DOI:10.24427/978-83-66391-09-3
978-83-66391-09-3 ISMO-2019-vol.-38.pdf / 8,87 MB / No licence information
Keywords in English microplastics, microplastics sources, wastewater treatment, litters, water ecosystem
Internal identifierROC 19-20
Languageen angielski
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