Search for dissertations about: "plastic pollution"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the words plastic pollution.

  1. 1. 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; Stockholms universitet.; [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

  2. 2. 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; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [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

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

    University dissertation from Department of Analytical Chemistry, Lund University

    Author : Diauddin Nammari; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [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

  4. 4. On the Determination of Reactive Compounds in Aerosols

    University dissertation from Division of Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology, Department of Design Sciences Lund University

    Author : Mårten Spanne; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2000]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Environmental technology; industrial hygiene; isocyanates; particles; sampling; aerosols; pollution control; Miljöteknik; kontroll av utsläpp;

    Abstract : Many sources of airborne contaminants have always been present in various work environments. With the development of thermosetting plastic systems, the use of reactive chemical compounds was greatly increased and thus also the risk of exposure to reactive and potentially hazardous compounds. READ MORE

  5. 5. Microplastics in the marine environment and the assessment of potential adverse effects of associated chemicals

    University dissertation from Örebro : Örebro University

    Author : Christine Schönlau; Örebro universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Microplastics; reporter gene bioassays; sorption; HOCs; polyethylene; polypropylene; polystyrene;

    Abstract : During the last decade plastics have gained interest by scientists as emerging pollutants particularly in the marine environment due to their ubiquity and persistence. While several studies report the occurrence of microplastics in surface waters globally, there are no harmonized methods to sample and measure microplastics, and the knowledge of toxicological effects in the marine ecosystem is scarce. READ MORE