Investigating microplastics in the atmosphere around a point source in Bayreuth
Pia Goecke (04/2021-04/2022)
Support: Anke Nölscher, Sarmite Kernchen
The plastic production has increased exponentially in the last 70 years. Not only for packaging, but also in clothes, paints and health care products the use of different polymers plays an important role. While the transport and accumulation of microplastics (MPs) in water is already well investigated, we still know little about MPs in the atmosphere. Therefore, this Bachelor thesis studies the distribution of airborne microplastic particle deposition around a point source in Bayreuth.