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Microplastics (MPs) in Drinking Water: Uses, Sources & Transport

Version 1 : Received: 15 April 2021 / Approved: 19 April 2021 / Online: 19 April 2021 (14:31:09 CEST)

How to cite: Bhardwaj, L.K.; Sharma, A. Microplastics (MPs) in Drinking Water: Uses, Sources & Transport. Preprints 2021, 2021040498 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0498.v1). Bhardwaj, L.K.; Sharma, A. Microplastics (MPs) in Drinking Water: Uses, Sources & Transport. Preprints 2021, 2021040498 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202104.0498.v1).

Abstract

Microplastics (MPs) are small pieces of plastics. They are ubiquitous in the environment and can enter the freshwater environment from surface run-off and wastewater effluent (treated and untreated), industrial effluent, degraded plastic waste, and atmospheric deposition. They are not usually destroyed but convert into one phase to another. They are a source of air pollution, occurring in dust and airborne fibrous particles. Mostly MPs are non-biodegradable while some MPs are biodegradable, which can be decomposed in the presence of ultraviolet (UV) light or by the action of microorganisms. Popular methods: chemical, spectroscopic, and thermo-analytical are available for the determination of the chemical composition and size of plastic particles. This chapter discusses the uses, health hazards, sources, and transport of MPs particles.

Subject Areas

Microplastics (MPs); Nanoplastics (NPs); Drinking Water

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