Major

Molecular Biology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2022

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Open Access

Abstract

The effects of adsorbed POPs and bacterial communities colonizing microplastic surfaces were studied. Triclosan, a common anti-microbial compound which serves as an organic pollutant in the environment was investigated in relation with fibers made in the lab (acrylic and polyester) as a follow-up to a recent experiment done in this lab. This studied the particular interaction between triclosan, the microplastic fibers, and microbial communities to come to a conclusion of what led to a decrease in triclosan. Also including if the adsorption of POPs to microplastic with microbial communities has particular effects that may lead to a decrease in triclosan.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. John Kelly, Professor and Associate Chairsperson, Department of Biology

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The Effects of the Interactions between Microplastic Fibers (Acrylic and Polyester), Microbial Communities, and Triclosan in Freshwater Streams

The effects of adsorbed POPs and bacterial communities colonizing microplastic surfaces were studied. Triclosan, a common anti-microbial compound which serves as an organic pollutant in the environment was investigated in relation with fibers made in the lab (acrylic and polyester) as a follow-up to a recent experiment done in this lab. This studied the particular interaction between triclosan, the microplastic fibers, and microbial communities to come to a conclusion of what led to a decrease in triclosan. Also including if the adsorption of POPs to microplastic with microbial communities has particular effects that may lead to a decrease in triclosan.