Micro- and nanoplastics as carriers for the spread of chemicals and antibiotic resistance in the aquatic environment

Micro and NANOplastics as CARRIERS for the spread of chemicals and antibiotic resistance in the aquatic envirnment An estimated 300 million tons of plastic were produced worldwide in 2015, and this number keeps increasing. This has resulted in a widely acknowledged presence of plastic debris of all sizes in the aquatic environment. The NANO-CARRIERS project will study the threat related to the plastics at the micro and nanometric size emitted through wastewater treatment plants to be trojan horses for chemicals and antibiotic resistance genes into aquatic ecosystems. More

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Project coordinator Ian Allan
Last Updated October 9, 2020, 10:18 (UTC)
Created February 18, 2020, 11:46 (UTC)
Contact person for Disseminationactivities (for Open data &Open Access activities Ian Allan
Funders Norwegian Research Council (Norway) French National Research Agency (ANR) Research promotion foundation (Cyprus) Water Research Commission (South Africa)
Partners Laboratoire Géosciences Rennes (UMR6118 CNRS/Université de Rennes1); Nireas-International Water Research Center, University of Cyprus; University of Pau(IPREM -UMR 5254 UPPA/CNRS);Durban University of Technology, South Africa
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