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Cigarette butts as a microfiber source with a microplastic level of concern

Author
Belzagui, F.; Buscio, V.; Gutierrez-Bouzán, C.; Vilaseca, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Science of the total environment
Date of publication
2021-03
Volume
762
First page
144165:1
Last page
144165:8
DOI
10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144165
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/335437 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0048969720376968 Open in new window
Abstract
Microplastic pollution is a growing environmental concern among the scientific community. These small particles (<5 mm) might come from the fragmentation or direct emission of artificial and synthetic polymers. Among them, the microfibers (MF) are one of the most common types of microplastics identified in the environment. On the other hand, the most encountered type of garbage found in clean-up campaigns is the cigarette butts, which contains the smoked filters (SF) and unsmoked rests of tobacc...
Citation
Belzagui, F. [et al.]. Cigarette butts as a microfiber source with a microplastic level of concern. "Science of the total environment", Març 2021, vol. 762, p. 144165:1-144165:8.
Keywords
Cigarette filter, Cigarette butts, Microfiber, Microplastic, Pollution
Group of research
ENMA - Environmental Engineering

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