Origen, caracterización e impacto de los microplásticos presentes en el medioambiente. Aplicación a la provincia de Granada (España)

  1. Godoy Calero, Verónica
Supervised by:
  1. María de los Ángeles Martín Lara Director
  2. Gabriel Blázquez García Director

Defence university: Universidad de Granada

Fecha de defensa: 14 May 2021

Committee:
  1. Mariana Fernández Cabrera Chair
  2. Mercedes Fernández Serrano Secretary
  3. Javier Bayo Bernal Committee member
  4. Guillermo E. Garcia Garcia Committee member
  5. Alicia Ronda Gálvez Committee member

Type: Thesis

Abstract

This PhD Thesis aims to analyse the environmental path of microplastics in their different aspects. In order to achieve this goal, the Thesis has been divided into four chapters that study this cycle: how emission into the environment is produced from one of the most accessible sources for citizens, which is cosmetics and personal care; what happens when these particles reach the coast and what factors influence their distribution and accumulation; how microplastics in aquatic environments interact with other frequent pollutants that are present; and finally, what behaviour can be expected if people ingest microplastics contaminated with some of these substances.