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Novel approach for the accurate quantitation of micro/nanoplastics in environmental compartments: a spatial-temporal distribution study in Valencia, Spain

Project description

New methodology to tackle eco-threat of microplastics and nanoplastics

We recognise that plastic, be it bottles, straws, bags, etc., often ends up in waterbodies, threatening aquatic fauna. Identifying and characterising these pollutants is relatively easy. However, we lack reliable quantitative results because the techniques used lack sensitivity and/or precision. The EU-funded AQUPLAST project seeks to develop a new method of monitoring microplastic and nanoplastic distribution in environmental compartments and improve risk assessment in environmental and human health. Based on liquid chromatography and high resolution mass spectrometry, the methodology utilised will lead to a stronger understanding of the risks of microplastic and nanoplastic pollution, as well as a correlation of the presence of microplastics and nanoplastics with anthropogenic and seasonal factors.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Net EU contribution
€ 181 152,96
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Spain

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Partners (1)

FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE RECERCA DE L'AIGUA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle Emili Grahit Edifici H20 101
17003 Girona

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Region
Este Cataluña Girona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data