Recovery experiment on microploastic polymer types in soil samples

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To assure the reliability and efficiency of the method we conducted a recovery experiment. For this purpose, we spiked 8 soil samples in a way that each contained 20 particles between 1-5 mm. These were 5 black foils (PE), 5 black fragments (PP), 5 white/green platelets (PE) and 5 fibres (PA). We processed the samples according to the method described above, and inspected them twice. Recovery success was 93%, while samples with high organic content in particular impaired the recovery of fibres.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.924903
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.924909
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.924903
Provenance
Creator Harms, Ivy Kaye; Diekötter, Tim; Troegel, Saskia; Lenz, Mark
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2020
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 128 data points
Discipline Earth System Research