Assessment of microplastic pollution

occurrence and characterisation in Vesijarvi lake and Pikku Vesijarvi pond, Finland

Costanza Scopetani, David Chelazzi, Alessandra Cincinelli, Maranda Esterhuizen-Londt

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

Kuvaus

In the last few years, several studies have investigated microplastics (MPs) in marine ecosystems, but data monitoring and assessing the occurrence in freshwater environments are still scarce. The present study aims to investigate the occurrence, distribution, and chemical composition of MP pollution in Vesijärvi lake and Pikku Vesijärvi pond close to the city of Lahti (Finland) in winter. Sediment, snow, and ice core samples were collected near the shore of these two aquatic systems. MPs were analysed and identified by a non-destructive method using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) 2D imaging. The mean concentrations of MPs detected in sediment, snow, and ice samples were 395.5 ± 90.7 MPs/kg, 117.1 ± 18.4 MPs/L, and 7.8 ± 1.2 MPs/L, respectively. FTIR results showed the predominant abundance of microplastics, such as polyamides (up to 53.3%), polyethylene and polypropylene (up to 17.1%), and natural fragments such as cellulose (up to 45.8%) and wool (up 18.8%) in the same size range. The potential release of MPs arising from stormwaters and sport and recreational activities was evidenced.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
Artikkeli652
LehtiEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
Vuosikerta191
Numero11
Sivut1-17
Sivumäärä17
ISSN0167-6369
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - marraskuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

Tieteenalat

  • 1172 Ympäristötiede

Lainaa tätä

@article{7bbbe10763f8413ead4c11b29e3bb780,
title = "Assessment of microplastic pollution: occurrence and characterisation in Vesijarvi lake and Pikku Vesijarvi pond, Finland",
abstract = "In the last few years, several studies have investigated microplastics (MPs) in marine ecosystems, but data monitoring and assessing the occurrence in freshwater environments are still scarce. The present study aims to investigate the occurrence, distribution, and chemical composition of MP pollution in Vesij{\"a}rvi lake and Pikku Vesij{\"a}rvi pond close to the city of Lahti (Finland) in winter. Sediment, snow, and ice core samples were collected near the shore of these two aquatic systems. MPs were analysed and identified by a non-destructive method using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) 2D imaging. The mean concentrations of MPs detected in sediment, snow, and ice samples were 395.5 ± 90.7 MPs/kg, 117.1 ± 18.4 MPs/L, and 7.8 ± 1.2 MPs/L, respectively. FTIR results showed the predominant abundance of microplastics, such as polyamides (up to 53.3{\%}), polyethylene and polypropylene (up to 17.1{\%}), and natural fragments such as cellulose (up to 45.8{\%}) and wool (up 18.8{\%}) in the same size range. The potential release of MPs arising from stormwaters and sport and recreational activities was evidenced.",
keywords = "Environmental monitoring, Microplastics, Vesijarvi lake, Freshwater environments, Microplastic quantification, FTIR SPECTROSCOPY, SURFACE WATERS, PLASTIC DEBRIS, IDENTIFICATION, ENVIRONMENT, INGESTION, POLYMERS, SEDIMENTS, DEGRADATION, VALIDATION, 1172 Environmental sciences",
author = "Costanza Scopetani and David Chelazzi and Alessandra Cincinelli and Maranda Esterhuizen-Londt",
year = "2019",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1007/s10661-019-7843-z",
language = "English",
volume = "191",
pages = "1--17",
journal = "Environmental Monitoring and Assessment",
issn = "0167-6369",
publisher = "Springer",
number = "11",

}

Assessment of microplastic pollution : occurrence and characterisation in Vesijarvi lake and Pikku Vesijarvi pond, Finland. / Scopetani, Costanza; Chelazzi, David ; Cincinelli, Alessandra; Esterhuizen-Londt, Maranda.

julkaisussa: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vuosikerta 191, Nro 11, 652, 11.2019, s. 1-17.

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

TY - JOUR

T1 - Assessment of microplastic pollution

T2 - occurrence and characterisation in Vesijarvi lake and Pikku Vesijarvi pond, Finland

AU - Scopetani, Costanza

AU - Chelazzi, David

AU - Cincinelli, Alessandra

AU - Esterhuizen-Londt, Maranda

PY - 2019/11

Y1 - 2019/11

N2 - In the last few years, several studies have investigated microplastics (MPs) in marine ecosystems, but data monitoring and assessing the occurrence in freshwater environments are still scarce. The present study aims to investigate the occurrence, distribution, and chemical composition of MP pollution in Vesijärvi lake and Pikku Vesijärvi pond close to the city of Lahti (Finland) in winter. Sediment, snow, and ice core samples were collected near the shore of these two aquatic systems. MPs were analysed and identified by a non-destructive method using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) 2D imaging. The mean concentrations of MPs detected in sediment, snow, and ice samples were 395.5 ± 90.7 MPs/kg, 117.1 ± 18.4 MPs/L, and 7.8 ± 1.2 MPs/L, respectively. FTIR results showed the predominant abundance of microplastics, such as polyamides (up to 53.3%), polyethylene and polypropylene (up to 17.1%), and natural fragments such as cellulose (up to 45.8%) and wool (up 18.8%) in the same size range. The potential release of MPs arising from stormwaters and sport and recreational activities was evidenced.

AB - In the last few years, several studies have investigated microplastics (MPs) in marine ecosystems, but data monitoring and assessing the occurrence in freshwater environments are still scarce. The present study aims to investigate the occurrence, distribution, and chemical composition of MP pollution in Vesijärvi lake and Pikku Vesijärvi pond close to the city of Lahti (Finland) in winter. Sediment, snow, and ice core samples were collected near the shore of these two aquatic systems. MPs were analysed and identified by a non-destructive method using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) 2D imaging. The mean concentrations of MPs detected in sediment, snow, and ice samples were 395.5 ± 90.7 MPs/kg, 117.1 ± 18.4 MPs/L, and 7.8 ± 1.2 MPs/L, respectively. FTIR results showed the predominant abundance of microplastics, such as polyamides (up to 53.3%), polyethylene and polypropylene (up to 17.1%), and natural fragments such as cellulose (up to 45.8%) and wool (up 18.8%) in the same size range. The potential release of MPs arising from stormwaters and sport and recreational activities was evidenced.

KW - Environmental monitoring

KW - Microplastics

KW - Vesijarvi lake

KW - Freshwater environments

KW - Microplastic quantification

KW - FTIR SPECTROSCOPY

KW - SURFACE WATERS

KW - PLASTIC DEBRIS

KW - IDENTIFICATION

KW - ENVIRONMENT

KW - INGESTION

KW - POLYMERS

KW - SEDIMENTS

KW - DEGRADATION

KW - VALIDATION

KW - 1172 Environmental sciences

U2 - 10.1007/s10661-019-7843-z

DO - 10.1007/s10661-019-7843-z

M3 - Article

VL - 191

SP - 1

EP - 17

JO - Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

JF - Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

SN - 0167-6369

IS - 11

M1 - 652

ER -