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    • Cigarette butts as a microfiber source with a microplastic level of concern 

      Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Buscio Olivera, Valentina; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Vilaseca, Mercè (Elsevier, 2021-03)
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      Microplastic pollution is a growing environmental concern among the scientific community. These small particles (<5 mm) might come from the fragmentation or direct emission of artificial and synthetic polymers. Among them, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Generación de microfibras en lavadoras domésticas 

      Belzagui Elder, Francisco; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen; Álvarez, Antonio; Coloma, Luis; Vilaseca, Mercè (Asociación Española de Químicos y Coloristas Textiles, 2020-10-01)
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      Cada ciclo de lavado de toda prenda textil genera el desprendimiento de miles a millones de microfibras. Estas microfibras, cuando cuentan con una longitud comprendida entre 3nm y 15 mm (radio longitud diámetro >3), y ...
    • 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 ...