NEW PUBLICATION- Gatidou, Arvaniti & Stasinakis – Occurrence of microplastics in sewage treatment plants


Gatidou G., Arvaniti O. and Stasinakis Ath. (2019), Review on the occurrence and fate of microplastics in Sewage Treatment PlantsJournal of Hazardous Materials, 367:504-512.

Highlights

•Sewage Treatment Plants are significant sources of microplastics (MPs).
•Up to 99% of MPs’ can be removed during conventional wastewater (WW) treatment.
•MPs accumulate to sludge, lack of data for possible changes during treatment.
•Careful selection of advanced treatment process has positive impact on MPs removal.
•A standardized protocol for MPs’ sampling, pretreatment and analysis is needed.