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Textile microfibers reaching aquatic environments: a new estimation approach

Author
Belzagui, F.; Gutierrez-Bouzán, C.; Álvarez, A.; Vilaseca, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Environmental pollution
Date of publication
2020-10
Volume
265
Number
Part B
First page
114889:1
Last page
114889:11
DOI
10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114889
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/335513 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0269749119368563 Open in new window
Abstract
Textile microfibers are one of the most important sources within primary microplastics. These have raised environmental concerns since its recent identification as pollutants. However, there are still no accurate models to assess their contribution to the microplastic pollution. Hence, in this study, a method to estimate the mass flow of microfibers detached from household laundry that reaches aquatic environments has been developed. The method considers a set of parameters related to the detach...
Citation
Belzagui, F. [et al.]. Textile microfibers reaching aquatic environments: a new estimation approach. "Environmental pollution", Octubre 2020, vol. 265, núm. Part B, p. 114889:1-114889:11.
Keywords
Contamination, Detachment, Microfiber, Microplastic, Pollution
Group of research
ENMA - Environmental Engineering

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