Beatrice Rosso

Beatrice Rosso
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia | UNIVE · Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics

PhD in Environmental Sciences - Ca' Foscari University (Venice Italy)

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This study is the first to investigate the ingestion of microplastics (MPs), plasticizers, additives, and particles of micro-litter <100 μm by larvae of Simuliidae (Diptera) in rivers. Blackflies belong to a small cosmopolitan insect family whose larvae are present alongside river courses, often with a torrential regime, up to their mouths. Specime...
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PREPRINT CORRECTED PROOF One of the aims of this study is the development of a pretreatment method for additives, plasticizers and other components of micro-litter (APFs), and small microplastics (SMPs <100 μm) in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) of five of the most widely distributed and consumed commercial fish species, Engraulis encrasiculos, Sa...
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In this study, the abundance and the distribution of small microplastics (<100 μm, SMPs) and of other components of micro-litter (i.e., additives, plasticizers, natural and non-plastic synthetic fibers, APFs) were investigated in sediments and seawater of three different sites of a transitional environment; different anthropogenic impacts and envir...
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In this study, the abundance and the distribution of small microplastics (<100 μm, SMPs) and of other components of micro-litter (i.e., additives, plasticizers, natural and non-plastic synthetic fibers, APFs) were investigated in sediments and seawater of three different sites of a transitional environment; different anthropogenic impacts and envir...
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Microplastics are present in all environmental compartments (e.g. water, soil, sediments, etc.) and they are considered emerging pollutants. The European Chemical Agency (ECHA, 2019) has defined microplastics as “a material composed of solid polymer-containing particles, to which additives or other substances may have been added, with particle dime...
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Microplastics (MPs) are present in fresh, brackish, or marine waters. Micro- and macroinvertebrates can mistake MPs or small microplastics (SMPs, <100 μm) to be food particles and easily ingest them according to the size of their mouthparts. SMPs may then block the passage of food through the intestinal tract (i.e. hepatopancreas), accumulate withi...
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Microplastic contamination of the benthic invertebrate fauna in Terra Nova Bay (Ross Sea, Antarctica) was determined. Twelve macrobenthic species, characterized by different feeding strategies, were selected at 3 sampling sites at increasing distance from the Italian Scientific Base (Mario Zucchelli, Camp Icarus, Adelie Cove). The 83% of the analyz...
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Microplastics are emerging pollutants in all environmental compartments (e.g. water, soil, sediments, etc.). Their contamination is well documented since 1970’s, although specific references to this topic were made in the US and in Europe in 2008. Microplastic particles are generally classified according their sizes, but the classification has been...
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Microplastics pose a worldwide risk for the environment. Microplastic fibers, which are released during the household washing of synthetic fabrics, are a substantial percentage of microplastics in rivers and in oceans. A novel quantification and simultaneous identification of fiber polymers via Micro-FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy) w...

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a) Development of methods for quantification and polymer identification using MicroFTIR of small microplastics (1 -100 µm) in waters and sediments Spatial and temporal trends of small microplastics in waters and sediments of the Venice Lagoon b) Development of method for purification quantification and polymer identification of small microplastics (1 -100 µm) in biota (Ostrea edulis) c) Development of method for purification quantification and polymer identification of small microplastics (1 -100 µm) in biota (fish) d)Development of method for purification quantification and polymer identification of small microplastics (1 -100 µm) in soil e) Development of method for purification quantification and polymer identification of small microplastics (1 -100 µm) in air