“Source tracking microplastics in the freshwater environment,” Trends in Analytical Chemistry, is in press.

This article is co-authored with N.L. Fahrenfeld (Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Rutgers New Brunswick) and Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt (and her student)(Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska)

Abstract:  “Plastics are a frequently observed component of marine debris and there is growing concern about microplastic (MP) ecotoxicity, and the impacts of additives, sorbed hazardous organic contaminants, heavy metals, and biofilm on MP surfaces.”

This is a review of the current state of the field.