Relationships among the abundances of plastic debris in different size classes on beaches in South Korea SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Relationships among the abundances of plastic debris in different size classes on beaches in South Korea
Author(s)
Lee, Jongmyoung; Hong, Sunwook; Song, Young Kyung; Hong, Sang Hee; Jang, Yong Chang; Jang, Mi; Heo, Nak Won; Han, Gi Myung; Lee, Mi Jeong; Kang, Daeseok; 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
2013-12-15
Abstract
Plastic debris on six beaches near the Nakdong River Estuary, South Korea, was sampled in May and September 2012 and classified into three size classes, large microplastics (1-5 mm), mesoplastics (5-25 mm), and macroplastics (>25 mm). The relationships among the abundances of the size classes were then examined. The abundances of each size category in May (before rainy season) and in September (after rainy season) were 8205 and 27,606 particles/m(2) for large microplastics, 238 and 237 particles/m(2) for mesoplastics, and 0.97 and 1.03 particles/m(2) for macroplastics, respectively. Styrofoam was the most abundant item both in microplastic and mesoplastic debris, while intact plastics were most common in macroplastic debris. The abundances of meso- and micro-plastics were the most strongly correlated. There was a higher correlation between the abundances of macro- and mesa-plastics than between macro- and micro-plastics. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0025-326X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3019
DOI
10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.08.013
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN, v.77, no.1-2, pp.349 - 354, 2013
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Subject
MARINE DEBRIS; TOXIC-CHEMICALS; MICROPLASTICS; ENVIRONMENT; POLLUTION; COAST
Keywords
Marine debris; Microplastics; Mesoplastics; Macroplastics; Styrofoam
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Research Interests

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

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