Sink to River — River to Tap: A Review of Potential Risks from Nanoparticles and Microplastics

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The primary objective of this study was to inform the UK and the Irish water companies on the levels of microplastic particles present in raw and treated water, wastewater & treated effluent, and the sludges produced by their treatment works.

The secondary objective was to develop a robust sampling and detection methodology to allow the quantification of microplastic particles at a range of different points within the water environment and the water industry’s infrastructure. It should be noted that prior to this project no standardised methods or reference materials were available.

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