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Editor in Chief: RAFFAELLO COSSU
 

by Alberto Pivato, University of Padova (IT) – Claire Gwinett, Staffordshire University (UK) – Georghe Varghese, NIT Calicut, Kozhikode (IN)

 

Published columns

SAMPLING MICROPLASTICS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL FORENSIC APPLICATIONS
by Claire Gwinnett, Eleanor Harrison, Amy Osborne, Alberto Pivato and George Varghese

In Detritus - Volume 14/2021 


"Environmental forensics involves the investigation of a diverse range of pollutants that have been accidentally or deliberately released into the environment, to understand their origin and aid the courts in attributing responsibility. For decades, pollutants such as oil and heavy metals, have been the focus of investigation. More recently, emerging pollutants such as plastic waste have become of interest to environmental forensic scientists (Aswini and Varghese, 2020). Plastics have revolutionised our daily lives and have provided significant benefits for many industries; however, although the societal benefits have been immense; there is no doubt that plastic has developed into a considerable environmental problem..."
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ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME SCENE ANALYSIS
by Alberto Pivato, Claire Gwinett and Georghe Varghese

In Detritus - Volume 12/2020 


"Although environmental crimes include several typologies (illegal emission or discharge of substances into the environment, ..., ... illegal transport, shipment or dumping of waste, etc.), the most common is the illegal discharge of pollutants to the environment." Download full text

ENVIRONMENTAL FORENSICS: THE WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY? AND HOW?
by Alberto Pivato, Claire Gwinett and Georghe Varghese

In Detritus - Volume 10/2020 


"The term “environmental forensics” has been in explicit use in scientific literature since 1994. McGee and Block (1994) discussed the failure of environmental forensics to emerge as a discipline" Download full text


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