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Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science, 2020, 3(6); doi: 10.25236/AJETS.2020.030618.

The Classification of Micro-plastics and Biodegradation of Plastics/Micro-plastics


Yi Liu1, Jianwei Huang2, Jiaqi Jin1, Shenjie Lou1, Chengcheng Shen1, Haojie Zang1 and Lin Wang1, *

Corresponding Author:
Lin Wang

1 Miami College, Henan University, Kaifeng, 475002, China
2 School of Environment and Planning, Henan University, Kaifeng, 475002, China
*Corresponding Author


Plastic wastes have been accumulated in the environment, and these plastics finally fragmented into smaller debris. There are three common standards used to classify micro-plastics, which are diameters, origins (primary or secondary), and monomers. In addition, various techniques and methods are applied to examine the changes before and after biodegradation. This paper also introduces several methods used to improve the efficiency of biodegradation. In the end, there is a summary about some progresses of biodegradation of plastics/micro-plastics.


Micro-plastics, Biodegradation

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Yi Liu, Jianwei Huang, Jiaqi Jin, Shenjie Lou, Chengcheng Shen, Haojie Zang and Lin Wang. The Classification of Micro-plastics and Biodegradation of Plastics/Micro-plastics. Academic Journal of Engineering and Technology Science (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 6: 181-190. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJETS.2020.030618.


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