Plastic fate, risk and potential control in agricultural soil

Project: PhD

Project Details


Although agricultural plastic film improves crop productivity, plastic residues in soil are threatening soil quality and surrounding environment. With the weathering and farming practices, plastic residues are easily broken into small particles, such as microplastics that affect soil properties and plant growth. However, the knowledge of plastic film fragmentation and microplastics’ transport behaviour in soil has not been well-addressed. Therefore, this research will focus on fragmentation processes of plastic film and microplastics’ transport in field observation and lab simulation. Based on the findings, constructive strategies will be explored to deal with (micro) plastic pollution in agricultural soil.
Effective start/end date1/09/21 → …


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