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    • Cigarette butts as a source of microfibers to the environment 

      Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Álvarez Sánchez, Antonio; Vilaseca, Mercè (Springer Nature, 2020-04-24)
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      Several clean-up campaigns have reported that cigarette butts (CB for now on) are the largest item littered worldwide [1]. In 2007, the annual global consumption of cigarettes ascended to 6 trillion, [2, 3, 4] from where ...
    • Microplastics' emissions: microfibers’ detachment from textile garments 

      Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Crespi Rosell, Martin; Álvarez Sánchez, Antonio; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Vilaseca Vallvé, M. Mercedes (2019-05-01)
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      Microplastics (synthetic polymers <5¿mm) have been recently recognized as a big environmental concern, as their ubiquity is an undeniable fact. Their wide variety regarding shapes, sizes, and materials turn them into an ...
    • Textile microfibers reaching aquatic environments: a new estimation approach 

      Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Álvarez Sánchez, Antonio; Vilaseca, Mercè (2020-10)
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      Textile microfibers are one of the most important sources within primary microplastics. These have raised environmental concerns since its recent identification as pollutants. However, there are still no accurate models ...
    • When size matters – textile microfibers into the environment 

      Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Álvarez Sánchez, Antonio; Vilaseca, Mercè (Springer Nature, 2020-04-24)
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      Microplastics (MP from now on) are synthetic polymers (<5 mm) that have been widely found across the environment, converting these particles in an emerging and fast-growing concern. Any plastic product can contribute to ...