Microplastics in Marine Ecosystem: Sources, Risks, Mitigation Technologies, and Challenges (Hardcover)

Microplastics in Marine Ecosystem: Sources, Risks, Mitigation Technologies, and Challenges By Shobhika Parmar, Vijay Kumar Sharma, Vir Singh Cover Image

Microplastics in Marine Ecosystem: Sources, Risks, Mitigation Technologies, and Challenges (Hardcover)


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This book addresses pertinent issues relating to microplastic pollution including its sources and sink of the microplastics and their environmental fate. It focuses on the impacts of microplastic pollution on marine life and human health. Available conventional methods and future solutions for the prevention and control of the marine microplastic pollution, such as bacterial and marine fungus biodegradation, membrane technology, and bioengineered microbes are included along with limitations and future challenges.


  • Provides detailed insight into the marine microplastics pollution, fate, health impacts, and removal technology
  • Reviews ecological risks and environmental fate of microplastic pollution to the marine ecosystem
  • Describes control and prevention methods of the microplastics pollution
  • Covers global legislature for the mitigation of microplastic to the marine environment
  • Discusses the role of community participation for the reduction of microplastic emissions

This book is aimed at researchers and professionals in environmental engineering, science, and chemistry, marine pollution, marine and aquatic science.

Shobhika Parmar is Ph.D. in Environment Science from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India. She recently served as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China. She also received the Yunnan Provincial Government Funding in China (2019). She has more than eleven years of research experience, focused on environmental issues and problems, remediation strategies. She has about 25 publications in journals of international repute and book chapters in edited books.Vijay Kumar Sharma received his Ph.D. degree from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India and completed two years of Post-Doctoral Research in Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China. Currently, he is serving as a visiting scientist at Agricultural Research Organization - Volcani Centre, Israel. He has more than fourteen years of research experience. His research interest is in the bio-potential applications of endophytes and their mechanism. He also has a keen interest in emerging environmental issues and mitigation, and works on few collaborative projects on the same area. Dr. Sharma has published more than 50 research articles and book chapters in journals of international, and edited four books. He is also active as a reviewer and guest editor of some reputed journals. He has also actively participated in many national and international conferences, symposia and workshops related to his research field in India, China and Cyprus.Vir Singh is currently serving as an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India. He has more than three decades experience in teaching, research, extension, project execution, and research supervision. He has been educated and trained in many universities and institutes in India and has also worked with many reputed organizations outside India, including International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) based in Kathmandu, Nepal, Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI) in Israel, and Friedrich-Schiller University in Germany. Prof. Vir Singh has published 55 books, many monographs, lab manuals, and more than 250 research papers, book chapters, and popular articles. His textbook on Environmental Plant Physiology (Taylor and Francis, CRC Press, 2020) brings to the fore a botanical strategy for a climate-smart planet. He is also a Climate Reality Leader committed to creating awareness about the ongoing climate change and its long-term implications on every walk of life. He is also actively engaged in environmental writing. His articles on vital contemporary issues are being widely published in English and Hindi dailies and e-magazines.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032319308
ISBN-10: 1032319305
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: May 11th, 2023
Pages: 210
Language: English