Erosion Behaviour of Different Microplastic Particles

Waldschläger, Kryss; Schüttrumpf, Holger


Microplastic (MP) has already been reported in terrestrial [1, 2], marine [3, 4] and limnic environments [5, 6] as well as in the atmosphere [7, 8], with the research focus recently shifting from marine to limnic compartments [9]. Although there are more and more studies on MP concentrations in rivers, the predominant transport mechanisms of MP have been investigated only sporadically [6, 10–12]. For this reason, it has not yet been possible to make reliable statements about hotspots, transport routes, sources and sinks of MPs in rivers [2, 13].