[CEST2019_00289] Adsorption of silver on virgin and aged microplastics
by Kalčikova G., Jemec Kokalj A., Marolt G., Žgajnar Gotvajn A.
Session: 4, Room:
When microplastics enter aquatic ecosystems they are submitted to environmental aging which change their properties. Especially colonization by microorganisms alter their properties in term of density and adsorption properties. Hence the aim of the study was to evaluate the adsorption and leaching properties of virgin and aged microplastics. Silver (in form of silver nitrate) was selected as a model metal used for adsorption study. Results showed that silver is quickly adsorbed on both types of microplastics while aged microplastics adsorbed significantly more silver than virgin ones.
Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:30 to 10:33
Flash presentation in Microplastics in the marine environment