The project Environmental impact of nanoplastics from
fragmentised consumer plastics aims to fill existing knowledge gaps regarding the production of nano-sized plastic particles during the breakdown of larger plastic material in the aquatic environment and handling of plastic waste.
For an extensive description of the project Environmental impact of nanoplastics from
fragmentized consumer plastics, please download the pdf.
A time plan of the project divided into work packages (WPs) and during which half year period the work will be done. Completed tasks in black.
|Fast mechanical breakdown of polystyrene and styrene foam||x|
|Complementary characterization model nanoplastics||x||x|
|Photochemical modification after fast breakdown||x||x|
|Long-term mechanical and photochemical breakdown of|
polystyrene and styrene foam
|Characterization of breakdown nanoplastics |
|Sampling and characterization of leachate water||x||x|
|Complement acute and long-term toxicity data from model|
|Acute toxicity and behavior after fast mechanical breakdown||x||x||x|
|Acute toxicity and behavior after long-term breakdown||x||x||x||x|
|Long-term test on zooplankton, reproduction, mortality and|
|Fish in environmental tanks||x||x||x||x|
|Complete toxicity map of breakdown plastics||x|
|Reference group meetings||x||x||x|
|Written information to reference group||x||x||x|
|Data reported on homepage, and to stakeholders, including|