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Toxicology of microplastics to soil fauna

  • 1 October, 2022
  • Wageningen University, Soil Physics and Land Management
  • prof.dr. V. Geissen
  • dr. X. YangF. Meng

The accumulation of MPs in agricultural also may affect pesticide fate. This project focus on multi-pesticides behaviour including adsorption, degradation and transportation. In this study, Low-density polyethene (LDPE) and biodegradable polymer (PLA/PBAT) will be used to simulate the MP-contamination in agricultural soils. Three types of pesticides (herbicide. insecticide and fungicide) will be used as materials. In addition, an assessment of soil quality will be conducted to evaluate the potential risk of multi-pesticides to soil nutrient (mainly phosphorus) cycling in soil disturbed by MPs.

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Gaowei Tan

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