A comprehensive review of the issue of microplastics--pervasive all over the earth--with emphasis on the cutting-edge biological, chemical, and physical technologies available for their removal or destruction from water, wastewater, and sediment.
About the Author
John Pichtel, PhD, is professor of environment, geology and natural resources at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he has been on the faculty since 1987. His primary research and professional activities have been in remediation of contaminated sites, management of hazardous materials, and environmental chemistry. Dr. Pichtel teaches courses in environmental site assessment, site remediation, emergency response to hazmat incidents, and management of solid and hazardous wastes. Mathew Simpson is a PhD candidate in environment, geology and natural resources at Ball State University. His research focuses on the characterization and ecotoxicology of microplastics in freshwater ecosystems. Mr. Simpson has experience in water-quality studies developing water, sanitation, and hygiene programs and in phase 1 and 2 environmental site assessments.