Projects

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Technologies for the Risk Assessment of Microplastic

Aims at developing technologies (a) to detect nano- and microplastics in environmental samples, (b) to assess fate, hazards and effects in the freshwater environment, and (c) to provide prospective present and future risk assessments. 

NWO (Netherlands Research Council)

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Microplastic Effect Thresholds for Aquatic Species

Aims to (a) provide rational guidance on testing methods for MP, (b) assess effect thresholds for aquatic organisms, (c) understand factors influencing effect thresholds, (d) provide guidance for environmental hazard and risk assessment.

CEFIC-LRI

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Chemical BIOavailability from Nano- and microplastIC

Aims to (a) evaluate the chemical dynamics during digestion of plastic and food, (b) assess sorption behaviour of hydrophobic organic contaminants on plastic, (c) assess human exposure to microplastic, (d) provide a prospective assessment on chemical vector effect.

MENDAKI-RDCA and LBKM Singapore

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Microplastic food web accumulation

Aims to (a) determine the microplastic affinity for chemical contaminants in the Norwegian coastal area, (b) study the food web transfer of MP contaminants from zooplankton to cod larvae and, (c) study maternal transfer from cod broodstocks to larvae.  

NRC (Norwegian Research Council)

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A JPI Oceans Microplastics Research Project

Aims to (a) improve quantification nano- and microplastics in oceans and seas, (b) develop in situ techniques and methods to improve efficacy and efficiency of microplastic monitoring.

JPI Oceans

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SVENJA

Developing MP spectroscopic methods

Aims to develop a robust and high accuracy method to detect nano- and microplastic in environmental samples.

Wageningen University and Research

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Fate and effects of nano- and microplastic (marine)

Aims to investigate (a) nano- and microplastic pollution of the marine habitat, (b) bioaccumulation of plastic and associated chemicals by marine organisms, (c) effects of plastic ingestion, (d) risks of food web transfer of MP.

Wageningen University and Research

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MICRO-WATER

Microplastic in wastewater, surface and drinking water

Aims to (a) characterize how wastewater technologies affect microplastic emissions in surface waters, (b) quantify microplastic abundance in different water types and biota samples for human consumption.

Collaboration with Tsinghua University

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RWS

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Rijkswaterstaat