What are the fate and main factors that control the dynamics of microplastics and nanoplastics in the Guandu River, and how can they be determined?

Science / Life Sciences

Plastic in aquatic environments has generated many concerns worldwide due to its persistence in nature and its ability to decompose into tiny and more toxic fragments such as microplastics (MPs) and nanoplastics (NPs). The Guandu River basin is the primary water supply source for the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan region. Unfortunately, this river basin has shown intense quality degradation due to pollution. The present study will consider water flow, the size of plastic debris, the eating habits of organisms that live in the water, etc., as the main factors controlling plastic migration in the Guandu River. The results of this study are expected to offer solutions for mitigating plastic pollution in aquatic ecosystems.

Amount invested

Grant Serrapilheira 2023: R$ 100.000,00
Grant Faperj 2023: R$ 700.000,00

Open Calls

Chamada conjunta de apoio a pós-docs negros e indígenas em ecologia nº 1