Determination of microplastics in coastal beach sediments along Kattegat Sea, Denmark

R.A. Hansen & A. Gross
An evaluation of the level of contamination of microplastics in the coastal marine sediment from Kattegat Sea in Denmark has been conducted. The evaluation is based on sediment samples collated from beaches located on coasts partially surrounding the Kattegat Sea: Mou, Bogense, Hasmark, Zealand Odde, and Rorvig. Microplastics were extracted from the sediment samples using a newly developed density and flotation apparatus. Afterwards, the extracted microplastics were categorised under a stereo microscope, and the criteria...

Registration Year

  • 2019

Resource Types

  • Data Paper


  • Aarhus University