Microplastic including tire wear particles in urban air measured in spider webs in Oldenburg, Germany, in 2020


This data set presents microplastic (MP) mass loads including tire wear particles (TWP) in spider webs collected from bus stops in a mid-sized German city. Spider webs were used as a spatial and temporal mirror of MP contamination in urban air. The analysis was conducted with pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS). Details concerning the measurements, quantification, and calibration are found in the related study (Goßmann et al., 2022). Spider webs were greatly contaminated with TWP, clusters of polyethylene-terephthalate (C-PET) and polyvinylchloride (C-PVC). Moreover, they provide insight into spatial differences and trends of MP/TWP load in local (urban) air on a small scale. While busy, stop and go dominated roads showed higher contamination of TWP, spider webs from residential areas were more often contaminated with MP other than TWP, predominantly C-PET. In some spider webs, MP accounted for up to ten percent of the total weight of the sample.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.963757
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155008
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.963757
Creator Goßmann, Isabel ORCID logo; Süßmuth, Rebecca; Scholz-Böttcher, Barbara ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference Federal Ministry of Education and Research https://doi.org/10.13039/501100002347 Crossref Funder ID 03F0849C https://foerderportal.bund.de/foekat/jsp/SucheAction.do?actionMode=view&fkz=03F0849C Fluxes and Fate of Microplastics in Northern European Waters (FACTS)
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 150 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (8.104W, 53.103S, 8.203E, 53.172N); Oldenburg, Germany
Temporal Coverage Begin 2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2020-06-28T00:00:00Z