Airborne microplastics in Bandung and Osaka: concentration and characteristics

Nur Alina Aprilia Hidayat, Kotaro Kitano, Yuto Tani, Puji Lestari*, Windy Iriana, Yusuke Fujii, Hiroshi Okochi, Yasuhiro Niida


研究成果: Conference article査読


Plastic is a material that is widely used in everyday life. It can be degraded into small-sized fragments (< 5 mm) called microplastics (MPs). Research on MPs has primarily focused on the aquatic environment, while studies on airborne MPs (AMPs) are still in their early stages. In this study, AMPs at two locations (Bandung (Indonesia) and Osaka (Japan)) were characterized by attenuated total imaging and micro-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, as a preliminary study. The concentrations of AMPs in total suspended particulates (TSP) in Bandung and Osaka ranged from 1.03 to 14.27 particles/m3 and from 0.63 to 3.29 particles/m3, respectively. AMPs in both locations were fragmented, with dominant Feret diameters ranging from 1 to 20 μm.

ジャーナルE3S Web of Conferences
出版ステータスPublished - 2024 2月 2
イベント7th Environmental Technology and Management Conference, ETMC 2023 - Bali, Indonesia
継続期間: 2023 11月 12023 11月 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 環境科学一般
  • エネルギー一般
  • 地球惑星科学一般


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