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Microplastics in Terrestrial Environments Emerging Contaminants and Major Challenges

By: Defu He(Editor), Yongming Luo(Editor)
471 pages, 1 colour & 1 b/w illustration, 30 tables
Publisher: Springer Nature
Microplastics in Terrestrial Environments
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This book focuses on microplastics as emerging persistent contaminants in terrestrial environments. Scientists from around the globe review recent advances in multi-disciplinary research on micro(nano)plastics, including analytical methods; the sources, fate and distribution of microplastics; ecological risks; toxicity and health risks; and control and countermeasures for microplastics in terrestrial environments. Offering a comprehensive overview of microplastics in terrestrial environments, Microplastics in Terrestrial Environments is a valuable resource for environmental researchers, ecologists and toxicologists, as well as for policymakers and non-experts.


Part 1. Analytical methods of microplastics in terrestrial environments
Chapter 1. Analytical methods for microplastics in environments: current advances and challenges / Menting Liu, Shibo Lu, Yingxing Chen, Moritz Bigalke, and Defu He
Chapter 2. Identification and characterization methods for microplastics basing on spatial imaging in micro-/nanoscales / Wenfeng Li, Yongming Luo, and Xiangliang Pan

Part 2. Source, fate, distribution of microplastics in terrestrial environments
Chapter 3. Microplastics in urban environments: sources, pathways and distribution / Rong Qiu, Yang Song, Xiaoting Zhang, Bing Xie, and Defu He
Chapter 4. Microplastics in agricultural soils / Wenfeng Li, Yongming Luo, and Xiangliang Pan
Chapter 5. The distribution and characteristics of microplastics in coastal beaches and mangrove wetlands / Qian Zhou, Haibo Zhang, Joanna J. Waniek, and Yongming Luo
Chapter 6. Microplastics in inland small waterbodies / Lingling Hu, Defu He, and Huahong Shi
Chapter 7. Microplastics in the sediments: From rivers to lakes investigated in the biggest freshwater lake (Poyang Lake) basin and Yangtze River in China / Minfei Jian, Longyin Zhou, Wenhua Li, Dan Rao, Xien Wu, Chen Zhang, and Shuli Liu
Chapter 8. Sources of microplastic in the environment / Lihui An, Qing Liu, Yixiang Deng, Wennan Wu, Yirao Gao, and Wei Ling
Chapter 9. Interaction of microplastics and organic pollutants: quantification, environmental fates and ecological consequences / Haibo Zhang, Yufan Fei, Han Wang, Yiyang Chen, Shunyin Huang, Jiaqing Wang, Yazhi Tong, Dishi Wen, Bianying Zhou, Xiwei He, Xiaoyu Xia, and Yongming Luo
Chapter 10. Interaction of microplastics and heavy metals: toxicity, mechanisms and environmental implications / Xiaofeng Jiang and Mei Li

Part 3. Ecological effects of microplastics in terrestrial environments
Chapter 11. Microplastics and their effects on soil function as a life-supporting system / Anderson Abel de Souza Machado, Alice A. Horton, Taylor Davis, and Stefanie Maass
Chapter 12. Occurrence and ecotoxicological effects of microplastics on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems / Ved Prakash, Shreya Dwivedi, Krishna Gautam, Monika Seth, and Sadasivam Anbumani
Chapter 13. Microplastics in soil ecosystem: insight on its fate and impacts on soil quality / Xiaomei Yang, Xuetao Guo, Shan Huang, Sha Xue, Fanrong Meng, Yueling Qi, Wanli Cheng, Tinglu Fan, Esperanza Huerta Lwanga, and Violette Geissen
Chapter 14. The toxicity of (nano)microplastics on C. elegans and its mechanisms / Jiani Hu, Xingyu Li, Lili Lei, Dayong Wang, and Defu He
Chapter 15. Uptake of microplastics and their effects on plants / Lianzhen Li, Jie Yang, Qian Zhou, Ruijie Li, Willie J.G.M. Peijnenburg, and Yongming Luo
Chapter 16. Biofilms of microplastics / Chen Tu, Qian Zhou, Chenjie Zhang, Ying Liu, and Yongming Luo

Part 4. Health risks of microplastics in terrestrial environments
Chapter 17. Tissue accumulation of microplastics and toxic effects: Widespread health risks of microplastics exposure / Yongfeng Deng, Zehua Yan, Qiande Zhu, and Yan Zhang
Chapter 18. Microplastics in food: health risks / Qun Zhang, Yaping Zhao, Jiana Li, and Huahong Shi
Chapter 19. Microplastics in aquaculture systems and their transfer in the food chain / Weiwei Lyu, Qiang Chen, Lin Cheng, and Wenzong Zhou

Part 5. Control approaches for microplastics in terrestrial environments
Chapter 20. Biodegradation of plastics in Tenebrio genus (mealworms) / Shan-Shan Yang and Wei-Min Wu
Chapter 21. Plastics of the future? The impact of biodegradable polymers on the environment / Leicheng Zhao, Lili Rong, Longfei Zhao, Jintao Yang, Lei Wang, and Hongwen Sun
Chapter 22. Countermeasures on plastic and microplastic garbage management / Yixiang Deng, Jiaxu Zhang, Chenglong Zhang, Zeya Ding, Chenlin Hao, and Lihui An

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Dr Defu He is an Associate Professor at the School of Ecological and Environmental Sciences, East China Normal University, and Director of the Environmental Toxicology Laboratory. His research fields include toxicology, environmental health and emerging contaminants. In recent years, his research has chiefly focused on microplastics in terrestrial environments and their ecological and environmental risks. He has published more than 40 articles in these fields.

Dr Yongming Luo is a researcher at the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and a Professor at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research fields mainly focus on soil pollution and remediation, coastal biogeochemistry and environmental risks. Having been selected for the NSFC’s Distinguished Young Scholar Award, he is a member of the expert group for China’s National Key Basic Research Program (“973” Program) in the field of Resource and Environment and has served as Chief Scientist for China’s “973” Program and “863” Major Program alike.

By: Defu He(Editor), Yongming Luo(Editor)
471 pages, 1 colour & 1 b/w illustration, 30 tables
Publisher: Springer Nature
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