Sink to River - River to Tap - A review of potential risks from nano-particles & microplastics
Project Status - Project submitted as Complete
Category - Drinking Water
There is significant interest in the prevalence of nano-particles and microplastics entering the environment.
There is a lack of understanding for the water industry with regards to the occurrence, fate and behaviour of these particles during transport and Waste Water Treatment; once dischrged to the river system there is limited understanding of how these particles behave; if river water is abstracted down-stream there is a lack of knowledge around the occurrenceand degree of removal of these particles through water treatment processes.