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Quantification of microplastic contamination

Foto: Martin Koch

Microplastic in the environment is a global problem, which received growing attention in recent years and which will become a more important issue within the next decades. Microplastic is plastic particles of the size below 5 mm. They are brought into the environment through consumer products and are created in all sorts of waters worldwide. They can be found in marine animals and thus enter the food chain.

Right now there is no common definition of quantifying microplastic pollution. In the bachelor-thesis, several different possibilities for quantification will be evaluated. Good skills in mathematics and programming are recommended.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Martin Koch