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New CRC 1357 publication

In many cases, the sedimentation of MP is accelerated by aggreagtion with other substances. A major impact on the transport of MP is that the kinetics of aggregation are decisive in the formation of heteroaggregates from iron(oxy)hydroxides. Congratulations!  ...more

Insights CRC Microplastics Seminar

Nachverfolgung des Mikroplastik-Transports auf der Bodenoberfläche und an der Wasser-Sediment Grenze. Exklusive Einblicke in die aktuelle und interdisziplinäre Mikroplastikforschung.geben die SFB 1357 Mitglieder Jan-Pascal Boos und Dr. Hannes Laermanns in Ihrem Seminarvortrag am 16. Mai um 16:00 im H33.   ...more

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Most investigations of MP cytotoxicity use pristine and spherical particles. However, once in the environment, microplastic weather is very fast. Sharp-edged weathered MP induced broader adverse cellular reactions than new MP and stress the need for more realistic test particles. Congratulation!  ...more

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How does flooding influence the abundance of microplastic in floodplains? New insights about how input pathways, spatial distribution, and local topography influence in the new CRC 1357 publication in Science of the Total Environment. Congratulation!  ...more

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Microplastic extraction from environmental samples is a critical task in the analytical workflow from sampling to quantification. Unfortunately, some extraction methods also degrade microplastic. The new publication gives essential insights into best extraction practices. Congratulation!  ...more

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How can the turnover of reactive solutes or small particulate substances like microplastic be described in the riparian zone? Here we present new insights into water source variation and mixing at a river's land–water interface. Congratulation!  ...more

Nanoplastic particles love company: New CRC 1357 Press Release

Polyethylene will be fragmented into nanoplastics as it degrades in the environment. However, these do not like to remain alone. They quickly attach themselves to larger colloidal systems that occur naturally in the environment.  ...more

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The weathering of plastics by sunlight is significantly involved in the formation of microplastics. With a new method based on NMR spectroscopy, this can now be described in more detail. Congratulations!  ...more

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The residence time of microplastics in a lake depends decisively on its sinking speed. With the help of laboratory experiments and flow models, the parameters that influence this could be systematically investigated. This makes it possible for the first time to predict the exposure times of organisms. Congratulations!  ...more

New CRC 1357 publication

Imaging fluorescent microplastics in transparent organisms is a simple task. But how to visualise microplastics in armoured isopods or gammarids without having to dissect out the gut? A modified tissue clarification protocol (CUBIC) makes it possible! Congratulations!  ...more

New Feature Media Library

Until the 1970s, every municipality dumped its waste wherever there was space. Even today, it is often unclear exactly what waste is dumped where. How do we deal with these dumps and what are the consequences of the waste? A danger for the environment and health. The link to this exciting documentary by Michael Nieberg is also available in our media library.   ...more

Girls Day 28.04.2022

We participate in this years Girls Day! Interested girls who want to know how microplastics get into our environment and how they are produced are at the right place. We are looking forward to the environmental samples you bring and to an exciting day! All places are already booked.  ...more

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Wind tunnel experiments are an excellent tool to study aerosol suspensions. But how can we investigate the distribution and dispersion of microplastics? What is the influence of particle shape, size and polymer type? Congratulations on the publication!  ...more

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A new concept could help reduce microplastics that inevitably end up in wastewater treatment plants. A biodegradable block copolymer added to the plant, in combination with carbohydrates, ensures rapid biofilm formation and is the first step towards microbial decomposition. Congratulations!  ...more

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The combination of modern methods allows new insights into the decomposition of semi-crystalline LD-PE in the environment! During accelerated ageing, this degrades in three phases. Nanoplastic is also produced in the process. Congratulations!   ...more

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How long does it take microplastic to sink to the bottom of a lake? Do larger particles sink faster than smaller ones and what influence does attached biofilm have? The new SFB 1357 publication has the answers! Congratulations!   ...more

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Daphnia is a crucial freshwater model organism in ecotoxicoproteomics, but the analytical depth of proteomic analysis has been limited. A new workflow increased the proteome coverage of Daphnia magna to more than 6000 proteins in a single experiment. Congratulation!  ...more

In focus in HCB

Congratulations to Sven Ritschar and his co-authors. Their short communication "Classification of target tissues of Eisenia fetida using sequential multimodal chemical analysis and machine learning" washighlighted by the editor in the February issue of the journal Histochemistry & Cell Biology and is also featured on the coverpage.  ...more

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Biomimetic gill inspired membranes can efficiently remove microplastic particles from water. The developed membranes exhibit superior retention rates for only 500 to 700 nm particles under high water flow rates. Thereby, they provide a novel non-clogging filtration mechanism for many applications. Congratulation!  ...more

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This simulated raindrop looks very nice and realistic. But not only that. The simulation is also physically correct, extremely fast, and the most realistic raindrop simulation ever done. Wondering how this works?   ...more

Collaborative Research Centre 1357 Microplastics

The Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1357: "Microplastics - Understanding the mechanisms and processes of biological effects, transport and formation: From model to complex systems as a basis for new solutions" investigates the formation, migration and effects of microplastics and develops new approaches to solving this immense environmental problem.

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