Occurrence and Distribution of Microplastics in the Sea Surface Microlayer in Jinhae Bay, South Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Occurrence and Distribution of Microplastics in the Sea Surface Microlayer in Jinhae Bay, South Korea
Author(s)
Song, Young Kyoung; Hong, Sang Hee; Jang, Mi; Han, Gi Myung; Shim, Won Joon
KIOST Author(s)
Song, Young Kyoung(송영경)Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Jang, Mi(장미)Han, Gi Myung(한기명)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
Publication Year
2015-10
Abstract
Microplastic contamination of the marine environment is a worldwide concern. The abundance of microplastics was evaluated in the sea surface microlayer in Jinhae Bay, on the southern coast of Korea. The microplastics in this study are divided into paint resin particles and plastics by polymer type. The mean abundance of paint resin particles (94 +/- A 68 particles/L) was comparable to that of plastics (88 +/- A 68 particles/L). Fragmented microplastics, including paint resin particles, accounted for 75 % of total particles, followed by spherules (14 %), fibers (5.8 %), expanded polystyrene (4.6 %), and sheets (1.6 %). Alkyd (35 %) and poly(acrylate/styrene) (16 %) derived from ship paint resin were dominant, and the other microplastic samples consisted of polypropylene, polyethylene, phenoxy resin, polystyrene, polyester, synthetic rubber, and other polymers. The abundance of plastics was significantly (p < 0.05) higher in Jinhae Bay, which is surrounded by a coastal city, than along the east coast of Geoje, which is relatively open sea. The floating microplastic abundance in surface water was the highest reported worldwide.
ISSN
0090-4341
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2408
DOI
10.1007/s00244-015-0209-9
Bibliographic Citation
ARCHIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, v.69, no.3, pp.279 - 287, 2015
Publisher
SPRINGER
Subject
WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN SEA; PLASTIC DEBRIS; PELAGIC ECOSYSTEMS; MARINE DEBRIS; NORTH PACIFIC; MASAN BAY; ZOOPLANKTON; PARTICLES; CHEMICALS; SEDIMENTS
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
SPRINGER
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Research Interests

Microplastic pollution,Persistent Organic Pollutants,Oil Pollution,미세플라스틱 오염,잔류성 유기오염물질,유류오염

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