Microplastics : from anthropogenic to natural

Hanik, Nils (School of Engineering, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, HEI, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Amstutz, Véronique (School of Engineering, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, HEI, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Zinn, Manfred (School of Engineering, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, HEI, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

In the context of the ongoing discussion of accumulating plastic debris in the environment, this article summarizes recent reports on the topic of microplastic pollution. Moreover, it gives an overview of the results from the activities of the research group for Biotechnology and Sustainable Chemistry of the Institute of Life Technologies at the HES-SO ValaisWallis concerning the fabrication of biodegradable microstructured plastics and microplastics from renewable resources. Polyhydroxyalkanoate biopolyesters are proposed as one suitable alternative in specific applications to reduce the use of persistent plastics. Standard techniques are described that have been successfully applied to produce porous materials, fibers and particles in the micro- and nanometer range.


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Type d'article:
scientifique
Faculté:
Ingénierie et Architecture
Ecole:
HEI-VS
Institut:
Institut Technologies du vivant
Date:
2019-10
Pagination:
3 p.
Veröffentlicht in:
CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry
Numérotation (vol. no.):
2019, vol. 73, no. 10, pp. 841-843
DOI:
ISSN:
0009-4293
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