Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant has partnered with the Illinois Water Resources Center on our UpClose interview series. And the latest interview is hot off the presses:
The latest edition of the UpClose interview series takes readers behind-the-scenes of Great Lakes plastic research.
In 2012, chemist Lorena Rios-Mendoza took part in the first-ever sampling of microplastics in the lakes, a project that revealed that Lake Erie has a higher concentration of minute particles than the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Since then, she has led a number of studies to improve understanding of the chemicals that build up on the surface of microplastics and how photodegradation effects those chemicals and the plastics themselves.
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