Analysis of Micro(nano) plastics in the environment

Elsevier, Damia Barcelo and Thomas Knepper, TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 30 July 2019

This special issue’s focus on micro-plastics in the environment supports multiple SDGs. As a result of global plastic production and consumption practices, micro- and nanoplastics are emerging pollutants in both aquatic and terrestrial environments. Research continues to identify microplastic’s detrimental impacts on biota, ecosystem services and human health.

SDG 9, target 5 encourages enhanced scientific research and technological capabilities across all countries. This special issue seeks to explore current microplastic research and enhance scientific methodologies and analytical techniques surrounding micro- and nanoplastic in the environment. Strengthening of microplastic research will significantly support many of the SDGs, including SDGs 3 (good health and well-being), 12 (responsible consumption and production), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land).

Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 114, 2019, Pages 196-201.

This paper critically reviews current scientific knowledge surrounding microplastics in the environment, supporting SDGs 9.5 (enhanced scientific research), 12 (responsible consumption and production), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land).
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 113, 2019, Pages 317-320.

Directly contributing to SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 15 (life on land), this research identifies microplastic's multiple negative impacts on terrestrial ecosystem services.
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 113, 2019, Pages 84-92.

This study compares different microplastic sampling methods for water, sediment and biota. This supports SDGs 9.5 (enhanced scientific research) 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 14 (life below water).
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 112, 2019, Pages 196-200.

This study supports SDG 3 (good health and well-being) as well as SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production). This paper maps out the exposure pathways of microplastics to humans and explores approaches to decrease its negative impact on humans.
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 111, 2019,Pages 173-184. 

Advancing SDG 9.5 (enhance scientific research), this review explores experimental techniques for the assessment of micro- and nanoplastics in the environment. Enhanced research into these environmental pollutants may further support SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land).
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry,
Volume 112,
2019,
Pages 52-65

Supporting SDG 9.5 (enhance scientific research), this review provides a roadmap of current analytical methods for microplastic and nanoplastic research. Enhanced research capabilities in this area may in turn support progress towards SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land).
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 111, 2019, Pages 139-147.

Directly supporting SDGs 3 (good health and wellbeing), 12 (responsible consumption and production), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land), this piece outlines current research on the accumulation of microplastics and their associated contaminants in a variety of organisms including humans.
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 111, 2019, Pages 252-260,

This critical review explores current knowledge surrounding interactions between microplastics and persistent organic pollutants present within the marine environment. Enhanced understanding of microplastic's environmental impact supports SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 14 (life below water).
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 111, 2019, Pages 229-238.

This critical review aims to enhance the effectiveness and reliability of microplastic identification methods used within environmental research. This discussion advances SDG 9.5 (enhance scientific research) along with multiple SDGs in which microplastics impact, including SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production), 14 (life below water) and 15 (life on land).
Elsevier,

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 112, 2019, Pages 66-74.

This research tracks the life cycle of plastics within Lake Geneva, linking plastic pollution observations to their original sources. This research supports SDGs 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 14 (life below water).