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Microplastics' emissions: microfibers’ detachment from textile garments

Author
Belzagui, F.; Crespi, M.; Álvarez, A.; Gutierrez-Bouzán, C.; Vilaseca, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Environmental pollution
Date of publication
2019-05-01
Volume
248
First page
1028
Last page
1035
DOI
10.1016/j.envpol.2019.02.059
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/167096 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026974911835142X Open in new window
Abstract
Microplastics (synthetic polymers <5¿mm) have been recently recognized as a big environmental concern, as their ubiquity is an undeniable fact. Their wide variety regarding shapes, sizes, and materials turn them into an intrinsically risky pollutant capable of causing several environmental impacts. Textile microfibers (MF) are a microplastic sub-group. These are mostly shed when a normal laundry of any garment takes place. Special attention has been put onto them, as high concentrations have be...
Citation
Belzagui, F. [et al.]. Microplastics' emissions: microfibers’ detachment from textile garments. "Environmental pollution", 1 Maig 2019, vol. 248, p. 1028-1035.
Keywords
Microfiber, Microplastic, Pollution, Textile
Group of research
ENMA - Environmental Engineering
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