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Chemical composition of microplastics floating on the Mediterranean Sea surface

  • Mikaël Kedzierski
  • Maialen Palazot
  • Lata Soccalingame
  • Mathilde Falcou-Préfol
  • Gabriel Gorsky
  • François Galgani
  • Stéphane Bruzaud
  • Maria Luiza Pedrotti

Main objective of this study was to describe chemical composition of MP collected in surface waters of Mediterranean Sea. Samples were collected by manta net during Tara Mediterranean expedition (June–Nov.2014). Our results pointed to certain homogeneity at Mediterranean Sea scale. Main polymers collected were polyethylene (PE) (67.3±2.4%), polypropylene (20.8±2.1%), polystyrene (3.0±0.9%). Still, discrepancies, confirmed by literature, were observed at mesoscale level. Thus, in North Tyrrhenian Sea, proportion of PE was significantly lower than average value of Mediterranean Sea (57.9±10.5%).

  • Keywords:
  • Microplastics,
  • Mediterranean Sea,
  • FTIR,
  • Chemical composition,
  • Poly(ethylene),
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Mikaël Kedzierski

Bretagne Sud University, France

Maialen Palazot

Bretagne Sud University, France

Lata Soccalingame

Bretagne Sud University, France

Mathilde Falcou-Préfol

University of Antwerp, Belgium

Gabriel Gorsky

Sorbonne University, France

François Galgani

LERPAC, France

Stéphane Bruzaud

Bretagne Sud University, France

Maria Luiza Pedrotti

Sorbonne University, France

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Chapter Title

Chemical composition of microplastics floating on the Mediterranean Sea surface

Authors

Mikaël Kedzierski, Maialen Palazot, Lata Soccalingame, Mathilde Falcou-Préfol, Gabriel Gorsky, François Galgani, Stéphane Bruzaud, Maria Luiza Pedrotti

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.44

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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