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Exploring the Efficacy of Nile Red in Microplastic Quantification: A Costaining Approach (2019)
Journal Article
Stanton, T., Johnson, M., Nathanail, P., Gomes, R., Needham, T., & Burson, A. (2019). Exploring the Efficacy of Nile Red in Microplastic Quantification: A Costaining Approach. Environmental Science and Technology Letters, 6(10), 606-611. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.9b00499

The presence of microplastic particles ([less than]5 mm) in the environment has generated considerable concern across public, political, and scientific platforms. However, the diversity of microplastics that persist in the environment poses complex a... Read More about Exploring the Efficacy of Nile Red in Microplastic Quantification: A Costaining Approach.

Freshwater and airborne textile fibre populations are dominated by ‘natural’, not microplastic, fibres (2019)
Journal Article
Stanton, T., Johnson, M., Nathanail, P., MacNaughtan, W., & Gomes, R. L. (2019). Freshwater and airborne textile fibre populations are dominated by ‘natural’, not microplastic, fibres. Science of the Total Environment, 666, 377-389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.278

The potential role of natural textile fibres as environmental pollutants has been speculated upon by some environmental scientists, however, there is a general consensus that their biodegradability reduces their environmental threat. Whilst the risks... Read More about Freshwater and airborne textile fibre populations are dominated by ‘natural’, not microplastic, fibres.


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