Plastic debris as a vector in transporting toxic additive chemicals in the marine environment: hexabromocyclododecanes in expanded polystyrene fragments

Title
Plastic debris as a vector in transporting toxic additive chemicals in the marine environment: hexabromocyclododecanes in expanded polystyrene fragments
Author(s)
홍상희; MANVIRI; 장미; 한기명; 송영경; 심원준
KIOST Author(s)
Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Jang, Mi(장미)Han, Gi Myung(한기명)Song, Young Kyoung(송영경)Shim, Won Joon(심원준)
Alternative Author(s)
홍상희; MANVIRI; 장미; 한기명; 송영경; 심원준
Publication Year
2014-01-13
Abstract
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is commonly known as Styrofoam. There has been enormous growth in EPS market in the last decades by virtue of many useful properties such as insulation, lightweight, durability and low cost. Annual production of EPS in Korea is 200,000 tons, among witch 1.25% are used for aquaculture buoy. In South Korea, oyster farms employ the suspended culture technique, in which longlines supported by numerous floating EPS buoys are used. And the buoys are also widely used along the southern coast by fishermen as markers, floats, fishing fly holders and underwater net-trap lifters. As a result, EPS buoy and its fragments become the most dominant macro (>2.5cm) and micro (1mm
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/26449
Bibliographic Citation
International workshop fate and impact of microplastics in marine ecosystems, pp.32 - 33, 2014
Publisher
International
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
International
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