Modeling the Fate and Transport of Microplastics in Coastal Areas


Ayat Aydoğan B., Aydoğan B., Gündoğdu S.

in: Microplastic Pollution, Muhammed Zaffar Hashmi, Editor, Springer Nature, Bern, pp.241-255, 2022

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • City: Bern
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-255
  • Editors: Muhammed Zaffar Hashmi, Editor

Abstract

Numerical models are strong tools to understand the dynamics better and analyze the sources, transport, receptors, and consequences of microplastics in the coastal environment. Complex dynamics and interactions of biotic and abiotic components of aerial, terrestrial, aquatic, and benthic processes make the numerical modeling of microplastic transport challenging. In this chapter, we presented an overview of modeling aspects consisting of sources and sinks of microplastics, key processes affecting their transport and fate, types of coastal systems, physical properties of microplastics important for the numerical modeling studies, types of modeling approaches, data requirements, and tools for numerical simulations.

Numerical models are strong tools to understand the dynamics better and analyze the sources, transport, receptors, and consequences of microplastics in the coastal environment. Complex dynamics and interactions of biotic and abiotic components of aerial, terrestrial, aquatic, and benthic processes make the numerical modeling of microplastic transport challenging. In this chapter, we presented an overview of modeling aspects consisting of sources and sinks of microplastics, key processes affecting their transport and fate, types of coastal systems, physical properties of microplastics important for the numerical modeling studies, types of modeling approaches, data requirements, and tools for numerical simulations.