posted by organizer: PeerJ || 666 views || tracked by 1 users: [display]

Nano- and Microplastics 2021 : Nano- and Microplastics in the Environment

FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle

Link: https://peerj.com/special-issues/93-microplastic
 
When N/A
Where N/A
Submission Deadline Dec 10, 2021
Categories    environmental sciences   ecotoxicology   polymers   analytical chemistry
 

Call For Papers

Single-use plastics are like a double-edged sword: on the one hand, plastics have revolutionized many areas of everyday life, on the other hand, their mass use leads to a waste volume that is now considered a major environmental burden. Plastics are also one of the most concerning environmental pollutants in public perception. Due to their high persistence, plastics accumulate in ecosystems and, upon exposure to UV radiation and due to mechanical abrasion, are degraded into tiny fragments – nano- and microplastics – detected in almost all environmental compartments worldwide. Despite considerable research efforts in recent years, our knowledge of the exact extent of pollution and the effects of nano- and microplastics on organisms and ecosystems is poor. This also complicates the assessment of environmental implications of the current contamination level with nano- and microplastics, including environmental risk assessment. The risk assessment process is particularly difficult because the plastic particles in the environment differ in terms of their chemical composition, shape, and size – properties which strongly influence the toxicity of micro- and nanosized particles. In addition, there is still a lack of internationally agreed and standardized measurement methods for the detection and quantification of nano- and microplastics in the environment and the investigation of their effects.

This special issue aims to collect and report the state-of-the-art information on the various aspects of the occurrence, environmental fate and toxicity of nano- and microplastics.

Related Resources

ICMENS 2023   2023 7th International Conference on Materials Engineering and Nano Sciences (ICMENS 2023)
NUMIFORM 2023   14th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Industrial Forming Processes
ICMENS--EI 2023   2023 7th International Conference on Materials Engineering and Nano Sciences (ICMENS 2023)
International Conference on Fracture of 2023   9th International Conference on Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives
Nano Today 2023   8th Nano Today Conference
ICNMS 2023   IEEE--2023 11th International Conference on Nano and Materials Science (ICNMS 2023)
IEEE ICNMS 2023   IEEE--2023 11th International Conference on Nano and Materials Science (ICNMS 2023)
ICBSN 2022   International Conference on Biomedical Electronic Systems and NanoDevices ICBSN 2022
I-SMAC 2022   6th International Conference on I-SMAC (IoT in Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud)
IEEE--ICNST 2022   IEEE--2022 The 5th International Conference on Nano Science and Technology (ICNST 2022)