Plastics in the environment – sources, sinks, solutions
Identification of industrial plastic emissions using innovative detection methods and technology development to prevent environmental input via the wastewater pathway
Dr.-Ing. Eva Gilbert, EnviroChemie GmbH
|October 01, 2017 – September 30, 2020
|Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
|Plastic is increasingly being detected as a foreign substance in the environmental media. Particularly critical is the so-called microplastic, which invisibly enters natural habitats via wastewater. The aim of the EmiStop joint project is therefore to systematically record the plastic loads in the wastewater of relevant industrial sectors. The entire value chain is being investigated in order to be able to identify and interrupt input paths. In parallel, suitable technologies for sampling and analysis, but also for the purification of wastewater contaminated with microplastics, are being developed. The interdisciplinary research project also addresses socio-economic issues related to microplastic avoidance strategies.