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Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering >> 2022, Volume 16, Issue 1 doi: 10.1007/s11783-021-1437-z

Polypropylene microplastics alter the cadmium adsorption capacity on different soil solid fractions

Received: 2021-05-18 Accepted: 2021-09-14 Available online: 2022-01-15

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Microplastics (MPs) are widely present in a variety of environmental media and have attracted more and more attention worldwide. However, the effect of MPs on the interaction between heavy metals and soil, especially in soil solid fraction level, is not well understood. In this study, batch experiments were performed to investigate the adsorption characteristics of Cd in bulk soil and three soil solid fractions (i.e. particulate organo matter (POM), organic-mineral compounds (OMC), and mineral) with or without polypropylene (PP) MPs.

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