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Advances in Environmental Research
  Volume 9, Number 4, December 2020, pages 275-284
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/aer.2020.9.4.275
 
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Preliminary studies on the microplastic pollution in Dal lake, Kashmir (first report)
Juhi Firdous, Yatindra Kumar Mathur, Mubashir Jeelani, Adnan Aziz, Seema Azmat and Syeed Mudasir

 
Abstract
    We provide the first study on the occurrence of microplastics in Dal lake, Kashmir, India. Microplastics act as catastrophe that trigger many environmental problems. The key origins of microplastics are larger plastics, which split into smaller plastics after UV light disintegration. There is relatively little work carried out on the existence of microplastics. The present work has been undertaken on the occurrence of microplastics at four pre-selected sites (surface water) in Dal lake, Kashmir. The samples were taken to the laboratory to dissolve organic matter by using H2O2 (6%). To speed up the organic digestion; the treated mixture was heated on a hot plate at 70
 
Key Words
    Dal lake; microplastic pollution; microplastics; Kashmir; first report; sewage
 
Address
Juhi Firdous and Yatindra Kumar Mathur: Department of Advanced Science and Technology, National Institute of Medical Sciences, Rajasthan, Jaipur (303121), India
Mubashir Jeelani and Syeed Mudasir: Department of Environmental Sciences, AAAM Degree College Bemina Srinagar, (J&K-190018), India
Adnan Aziz: Department of Biochemistry, Sri Pratap College, M.A. Road Srinagar, (J&K-190014), India
Seema Azmat: Department of Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering), Chandigarh University (Chandigarh-140413), India
 

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