The fate of microplastics during uptake and depuration phases in a blue mussel exposure system

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We present a blue mussel exposure system where the fate of microplastics (polystyrene beads) is tracked during exposure and depuration phases. This enabled the establishment of a complete mass balance. Quantification of beads in mussels was done with a novel enzymatic digestion protocol. We found a similar relative distribution of beads for two environmentally realistic concentrations (5 and 100 beads L-1 ) and no substantial egestion of particles within 2h depuration.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Volume38
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)99-105
ISSN0730-7268
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Publication statusPublished - 2019
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  • aquatic invertebrates, emerging pollutants, enzymatic digestion, fate and transport, microplastics, quantification

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