The preparation and characterisation of microplastics containing contaminants

Gulizia, Alexandra M. (2023) The preparation and characterisation of microplastics containing contaminants. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Alexandra Gulizia studied the behaviours of microplastics in the environment. By investigating their degradative susceptibility, reactive properties, leaching dynamics and relationship with the microbiome, she was able to deconstruct the complexity of microplastics in aqueous matrices to improve technical accuracy for future experiments and environmental risk assessments.

Item ID: 81371
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: microplastic behaviour, degradative susceptibility, reactive properties, leaching dynamics, plastic pollution, aquatic environment
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2023 Alexandra M. Gulizia
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Three publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

[Chapter 2] Gulizia, Alexandra M., Brodie, Eve, Daumuller, Renee, Bloom, Sarah B., Corbett, Tayla, Santana, Marina M.F., Motti, Cherie A., and Vamvounis, George (2022) Evaluating the Effect of Chemical Digestion Treatments on Polystyrene Microplastics: Recommended Updates to Chemical Digestion Protocols. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 223. 2100485

[Chapter 3] Gulizia, Alexandra M., Patel, Kishan, Philippa, Bronson, Motti, Cherie A., van Herwerden, Lynne, and Vamvounis, George (2023) Understanding plasticiser leaching from polystyrene microplastics. Science of the Total Environment, 857. 159099

[Chapter 5] Gulizia, Alexandra, Philippa, Bronson, Zacharuk, Jessica, Motti, Cherie A., and Vamvounis, George (2023) Plasticiser leaching from polyvinyl chloride microplastics and the implications for environmental risk assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 195. 115392

Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2024 02:53
FoR Codes: 34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3403 Macromolecular and materials chemistry > 340399 Macromolecular and materials chemistry not elsewhere classified @ 30%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4105 Pollution and contamination > 410599 Pollution and contamination not elsewhere classified @ 40%
34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3403 Macromolecular and materials chemistry > 340305 Physical properties of materials @ 30%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180599 Marine systems and management not elsewhere classified @ 50%
18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1899 Other environmental management > 189999 Other environmental management not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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