Congratulations to our PhD Researcher

Many happy congratulations to Alicia Mateos Cardenas who successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “Impacts, Fate and Trophic Transfer of Microplastics in the Freshwater Environment”. This morning’s on-line viva voce was chaired by Prof. Maria Bardosova (Tyndall). Dr Tom Doyle was the internal examiner and […]

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UN report on Microplastics in Wastewater

An UN Report on Microplastics in wastewater is being written and is planned to be launched later this year or early next year. The ongoing study, provisionally titled Assessing available technologies and providing a toolkit of options of technologies to remove plastic, microplastic and microfibres […]

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Irish ban on microplastics

On 20 February 2020 the Microbeads (Prohibition) Act 2019 came into effect in Ireland. The Act prohibits the manufacture or the placing on the market of a cosmetic of cleaning product containing microbeads. Microbeads in medicinal products or sunscreen are exempted. While several EU countries […]

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The value of waste

Many plastic fibres may be released in the wastewater when we wash synthetic clothes. These micro-sized fibres are difficult to remove in conventional wastewater treatment plants, and now these fibres are among the most common type of microplastics found in lakes and streams. Prof. Marcel […]

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