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Special Issue

Source, Transport, Fate, Impacts and Mitigation Strategies of Microplastics in Coastal Waters

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Postdoctoral Fellow Qi Feng

Concordia University

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Research Interests: Microplastics; Soil carbon; Contaminant fate and transport; Coastal management; Risk assessment; Oil spill

About This Topic

The special issue focuses on addressing the critical and escalating issue of microplastic pollution in the coastal and marine environment. Marine is among the most valuable ecosystems on the planet, providing a diverse array of habitats, services, and goods. Coast is a critical interface for the exchange of matter, energy, and information between the land and marine, and the internal subsystems. Contributions are invited in the form of original research, review articles, short communications, and perspective papers that cover a wide range of topics from characterization and quantification of microplastics in various matrices to assessing their fate, risks, health effects, and the quantification of toxic chemicals associated with them. Furthermore, the issue will emphasize the need for innovative technological advancements, standardized monitoring protocols, and effective mitigation strategies to manage microplastic contamination.

Highlights of the topics included in this special issue are, but not limited to:

Standardization of monitoring techniques for plastic and microplastic;
Abundance and characterization of plastic and microplastic in coastal and marine settings;
Fate and transport of microplastic;
Impacts of microplastics on ecosystems;
Approaches to reduce microplastic pollution;
Cutting-edge technologies for microplastic removal


• microplastics
• coast
• marine
• mitigation strategies
• emerging contaminant
• fate and transport
• plastic pollution
• effects of microplastics

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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