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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.