Hydrophobic Pesticide Endosulfan (alpha plus beta) and Endrin Sorption on Different Types of Microplastics
Taskin, Omer Suat
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Ease of plastics production has caused high usage in many areas from water bottles, furniture and packaging to cosmetics during the last decade. Plastic products cause environmental pollution due to the high demand in the industry. It is known that pesticides are used to prevent various pests in order to increase production efficiency. With the use of such substances, there is considerable growth in the amount of product. However, pesticides remain on the water, soil, fruits, and vegetables for a long time, causing environmental pollution and thus leading to various damages that can reach people through the food chain. Since some of the mostly found pesticides in the environment are endosulfan and endrin, the sorbing capacities of endosulfan and endrin on microplastics have been investigated. The kinetic parameters at 23 degrees C in ultrapure water, hexane and saline water have been tested to show the effect of solvents on sorption behaviors.
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