Project on microplastics wins Google Science Fair

small pieces of plastic in a dish with sand

Irish student Fionn Ferreira from West Cork has won the Grand Prize at the Google Science Fair. His project, entitled “An investigation into the removal of microplastics from water using ferrofluids” explores a new method for the extraction of microplastics (plastic particles less than 5mm […]

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Interview with FEE

Alicia talks about our project with the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) in an interview today. Read the “Interview with PhD Researcher Alicia Mateos Cárdenas” and find out what Alicia’s research is about, what she hopes to accomplish, and where results are published. Find more […]

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Polyethylene microplastics adhere to Lemna minor

The first paper of this project has been finalised for publication in Science of the Total Environment. The article, entitled “Polyethylene microplastics adhere to Lemna minor (L.), yet have no effects on plant growth or feeding by Gammarus duebeni (Lillj.)”, describes how microplastics strongly adhere […]

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SETAC meeting

Our work was presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of SETAC, which was held from 26-30 May 2019, in Helsinki, Finland.   The European SETAC meeting is a yearly conference, and attracts research from a wide variety of speakers.  

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Article in Coast Monkey

A new article on our research project has been published in Coast Monkey. “If we want to understand the impact of microplastics, and especially fibres, we need to get a better understanding of how microplastics are passed on in the food chain.” Read the full […]

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