Review of existing knowledge – emerging contaminants. Focus on nanomaterials and microplastics in the aquatic environment

This comprehensive review covers the sources, impacts, risks and monitoring of water related ‘known-unknowns’, including potential emerging contaminants of concern within Scottish watercourses; data availability; impact assessment on ground and surface water including WFD compliance (and coastal environments-Bathing Water Directive); and current and future risks, monitoring and assessment methodologies.

Hartl, M.G.J., Gubbins, E., Gutierrez,T. and Fernandes, T.F., CREW, Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters, October 15, 2015

The report

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