Spatial patterns of micoplastic distributions along shorelines influenced by riverine discharges

Title
Spatial patterns of micoplastic distributions along shorelines influenced by riverine discharges
Author(s)
심원준; 허낙원; 송영경; 홍상희; 한기명; 장미; 홍선욱; 이종명
KIOST Author(s)
Shim, Won Joon(심원준)Song, Young Kyoung(송영경)Hong, Sang Hee(홍상희)Han, Gi Myung(한기명)Jang, Mi(장미)
Alternative Author(s)
심원준; 송영경; 홍상희; 한기명; 장미
Publication Year
2013-05-27
Abstract
A shoreline is known as one of final destinations of floating marine plastic debris. However, the abundance and distribution of small plastics in beach sediments are not well addressed yet. The previous studies on distribution of microplastics in a beach are very limited and have mainly focused on distribution in highstranded line. The cross-sectional distribution of microplastics across a beach is not evaluated so far. Theone of aims in this study is quantitative determination of standing stock of mesoplastics (1-25 mm in size)and microplastics (<1 mm in size) in Heungnam beach which is suffered from marine debrisdischarged from Nakdong River, South Korea. Spatial distribution and composition of meso- and micro-plastics are evaluatedalong the the cross-section of the beach. In addition, spatial distribution of both meso- and micro-plastics in six sand beaches including Heungnam beach according to distance from Nakdong River mouth was investigated. Spatial distribution patterns and composition of different size classes of plastic debris were evaluated.oplastics in a beach are very limited and have mainly focused on distribution in highstranded line. The cross-sectional distribution of microplastics across a beach is not evaluated so far. Theone of aims in this study is quantitative determination of standing stock of mesoplastics (1-25 mm in size)and microplastics (<1 mm in size) in Heungnam beach which is suffered from marine debris discharged from Nakdong River, South Korea. Spatial distribution and composition of meso- and micro-plastics are evaluated along the the cross-section of the beach. In addition, spatial distribution of both meso- and micro-plastics in six sand beaches including Heungnam beach according to distance from Nakdong River mouth was investigated. Spatial distribution patterns and composition of different size classes of plastic debris were evaluated.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/26967
Bibliographic Citation
Society of environmental toxicology and chemistry (SETAC), pp.1, 2013
Publisher
SETAC
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
SETAC
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