Search for dissertations about: "plastic pollution"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 swedish dissertations containing the words plastic pollution.

  1. 1. Sources and fate of plastic particles in northern European coastal waters

    University dissertation from Göteborgs universitet

    Author : Therese Karlsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2019]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; plastic pollution; microplastics; method development; polyethylene; FTIR spectroscopy;

    Abstract : Plastics are integral parts of our lives and have allowed for important technological leaps within society. However, an unwanted consequence of our current consumption of plas-tics is marine plastic pollution and in order to reduce its impact we need to understand its sources and fate patterns. READ MORE

  2. 2. Chemical Pollutants Released to the Marine Environment by Degradation of Plastic Debris

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, Stockholm University

    Author : Berit Gewert; Matthew MacLeod; Magnus Breitholtz; Merle Plassmann; Martin Wagner; [2018]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Plastic; microplastic; degradation; leachates; weathering; photo-oxidation; marine environment; toxicity; Applied Environmental Science; tillämpad miljövetenskap;

    Abstract : Since the beginning of the mass production in the 1940s, plastic has been manufactured in quickly increasing amounts. Plastic debris accumulates in the environment and lately much attention has been drawn to the pollution in the world’s oceans. READ MORE

  3. 3. Nest-site attendance and foraging ecology of the Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) on the Faroe Islands. Is the Northern Fulmar a useful indicator of ecosystem productivity and pollution?

    University dissertation from Department of Biology, Lund University

    Author : Johannis Danielsen; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Nest-site attendance; foraging ecology; indicator species; Fulmar; Fulmarus glacialis; nocturnal activity; ecosystem productivity; pollution; mesopelagic fish;

    Abstract : The Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) is one of the most abundant seabirds in the Northern Hemisphere and the most abundant seabird on the Faroe Islands. Except from a few sporadic observations up until the 1950´s no study has focused on this species on the Faroe Islands. READ MORE

  4. 4. Microplastics in the aquatic environment: Insights into biological fate and effects in fish

    University dissertation from Göteborgs universitet

    Author : Giedrė Ašmonaitė; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2019]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; microplastics; nanoplastics; plastic pollution; effects; fish; chemical mixtures; ecotoxicology;

    Abstract : According to the United Nations, plastic pollution in the natural environment has been identified as one of the biggest environmental challenges of this century and has become a cause for an emerging international concern. It has been predicted that up to 12 million tons of plastic waste reach the aquatic environment annually. READ MORE

  5. 5. Seasonal and Long-Term Storage of Baled Municipal Solid Waste

    University dissertation from Department of Analytical Chemistry, Lund University

    Author : Diauddin Nammari; [2006]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; pollution control; Environmental technology; Analytisk kemi; Analytical chemistry; Miljöstudier; Environmental studies; Waste storage; Poly aromatic hydrocarbons PAH ; Dioxin; Self ignition; Volatile organic compounds; GC-MS; Temperature; Interpolation; Baling; Cylindrical bales; Rectangular bales; Miljöteknik; kontroll av utsläpp;

    Abstract : Baling of MSW has been extensively used in Sweden and other countries for the storage of energy (biomass for energy) for incineration and production of either and or electricity and heat. Baling is performed in two principally different ways, leading to cylindrical- or rectangular bales. READ MORE