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Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea

  • Mariacristina Cocca
  • Emilia Di Pace
  • Maria Emanuela Errico
  • Gennaro Gentile
  • Alessio Montarsolo
  • Raffaella Mossotti
  • Maurizio Avella
Conference proceedings ICMPMS 2019

Part of the Springer Water book series (SPWA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Maria Cristina Fossi, Matteo Baini, Cristina Panti
    Pages 1-3
  3. Soline Alligant, Johnny Gasperi, Aline Gangnery, Frank Maheux, Benjamin Simon, Marie-Pierre Halm-Lemille et al.
    Pages 4-9
  4. Johnny Gasperi, Soline Alligant, Rachid Dris, Romain Tramoy, Robin Treilles, Bruno Tassin
    Pages 10-11
  5. Francesco Regoli, Marina Albentosa, Carlo Giacomo Avio, Annika Batel, Maria João Bebianno, Marie-Laure Bégout et al.
    Pages 12-19
  6. Concepción Martínez-Gómez, Juan Santos-Echeandía, José R. Rivera-Hernández, Ramón Ortuño, Marina Albentosa, Víctor M. León
    Pages 27-33
  7. Bárbara Abaroa-Pérez, Daura Vega-Moreno, J. Joaquín Hernández-Brito
    Pages 34-38
  8. Richard C. Thompson, Francesca De Falco
    Pages 39-44
  9. Rubén Rodríguez-Alegre, Javier Eduardo Sánchez-Ramírez, Laura Pastor, Silvia Doñate, Adrián Marí, Abel Lara et al.
    Pages 53-59
  10. Francesca De Falco, Emilia Di Pace, Gennaro Gentile, Roberto Avolio, Maria Emanuela Errico, Maurizio Avella et al.
    Pages 60-61
  11. Giuseppe Suaria, Marta Musso, Aikaterini Achtypi, Deborah Bassotto, Stefano Aliani
    Pages 62-66
  12. Francisco Belzagui, Carmen Gutiérrez-Bouzán, Antonio Álvarez-Sánchez, Mercedes Vilaseca
    Pages 67-71
  13. Andrea Stolte, Jochen Lamp, Gabriele Dederer, Falk Schneider, Marta Kalinowska, Sylwia Migdal et al.
    Pages 72-81
  14. Luca Fambri, Roberto Caria, Fabrizio Atzori, Riccardo Ceccato, Denis Lorenzi
    Pages 89-100
  15. Frank J. Kelly, Joseph Levermore, Stephanie Wright
    Pages 101-105
  16. Ásta Margrét Ásmundsdóttir, Alessio Gomiero, Kjell Birger Øysæd
    Pages 106-111
  17. Loriane Murphy, Kieran Germaine, David N. Dowling, Thomais Kakouli-Duarte, John Cleary
    Pages 112-120

About these proceedings


This book addresses a broad range of issues concerning microplastic pollution, including microplastic pollution in various environments (freshwater, marine, air and soil); the sources, fate and effects of microplastics; detection systems for microplastic pollution monitoring; green approaches for the synthesis of environmentally friendly polymers; recovery and recycling of marine plastics; wastewater treatment plants as a microplastic entrance route; nanoplastics as emerging pollutants; degradation of plastics in the marine environment; impacts of microplastics on marine life; microplastics: from marine pollution to the human food chain; mitigation of microplastic impacts and innovative solutions; sampling, extraction, purification and identification approaches for microplastics; adsorption and transport of pollutants on and in microplastics; and lastly, the socio-economic and environmental impacts: assessment and risk analysis. 
In addition to presenting cutting-edge information and highlighting current trends and issues, the book proposes concrete solutions to help face this significant environmental threat. It is chiefly intended for researchers and industry decision-makers; international, national and local institutions; and NGOs, providing them with comprehensive information on the origin of the problem; its effects on marine environments, with a particular focus on the Mediterranean Sea and coasts; and recent and ongoing research activities and projects aimed at finding technical solutions to mitigate the phenomenon. 


Microplastic pollution in the Mediterranean sea Impact of microplastic on marine life Detection systems for microplastic pollution Recycling of marine plastics Nanoplastics Plastics in marine environment Environmental impact assessment of microplastic pollution Purification of microplastics Sampling for microplastics

Editors and affiliations

  • Mariacristina Cocca
    • 1
  • Emilia Di Pace
    • 2
  • Maria Emanuela Errico
    • 3
  • Gennaro Gentile
    • 4
  • Alessio Montarsolo
    • 5
  • Raffaella Mossotti
    • 6
  • Maurizio Avella
    • 7
  1. 1.IPCBNational Research Council of Italy (CNR)PozzuoliItaly
  2. 2.IPCBNational Research Council of Italy (CNR)PozzuoliItaly
  3. 3.IPCBNational Research Council of Italy (CNR)PozzuoliItaly
  4. 4.IPCBNational Research Council of Italy (CNR)PozzuoliItaly
  5. 5.IASNational Research Council of Italy (CNR)GenovaItaly
  6. 6.STIIMANational Research Council of Italy (CNR)BiellaItaly
  7. 7.IPCBNational Research Council of ItalyPozzuoliItaly

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