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Andrew Booth

Senior Research Scientist

Andrew Booth

Senior Research Scientist

Andrew Booth
Phone: 930 89 510
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Department: Environment and New Resources
Office: Trondheim

Publications and responsibilities

Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=1833474

Microplastic fibres (MPFs) often make up the largest fraction of microplastic pollution in aquatic environments, yet little is known about their degradative fate and persistence. This study investigates the environmentally relevant photodegradation of common MPFs: polyester (PET), polyamide (PA) and...

Authors Shannen Sait Lisbet Sørensen Stephan Kubowicz Kristine Vike-Jonas Susana Villa Gonzales Alexandros Asimakopoulos Andy Booth
Year 2021
Type Academic article
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=1829894

Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) serve as an important route of microplastics (MPs) to the environment. Therefore, more effective MPs sampling and detection methodologies, as well as a better understanding of their influence on MPs occurrence and distributions in WWTP effluents, are needed for be...

Authors Eric Ben-David Maryana Habibi Elias Haddad Mahdi Hasanin Dror L. Angel Andy Booth Isam Sabbah
Year 2021
Type Academic article
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=1761543

The MICROFIBRE project integrates natural sciences and social sciences to assess and reduce emissions of microplastic fibres to the environment. We have engaged relevant stakeholders in a combined participatory modelling approach using Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping and Scenario Development to identify key...

Authors Vilde Salberg Andy Booth Susie Jahren Paula Novo
Year 2020
Type Popular scientific article
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=1805819

Many small- or medium-sized communities in Northern Europe employ only primary wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and effluent discharges can be a relevant source of pollution. The current study combines monitoring and modelling approaches to investigate concentrations, influent patterns, size dist...

Authors Julia Farkas Fabio Polesel Marianne Steinsvik Kjos Patricia Almeida Carvalho Tomasz Maciej Ciesielski Xavier Flores-Alsina Steffen Foss Hansen Andy Booth
Year 2020
Type Academic article
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=1827303

In this study, the effects of aged Ag and TiO2 NPs, individually and as a mixture, in wastewater relative to their pristine counterparts on the development of the copepod nauplii (Tisbe battagliai) were investigated. NP behavior in synthetic wastewater and seawater was characterized during aging and...

Authors Anastasia Georgantzopoulou Julia Farkas Kuria Ndungu Claire Coutris Patricia Almeida Carvalho Andy Booth Ailbhe Macken
Year 2020
Type Academic article
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=1823749

Microplastics pollution of terrestrial and marine environmental compartments is an issue of concern worldwide, but information on the key sources, pathways, distribution and impacts is still scarce in many cases, fragmentary at best and typically difficult to compare owing to a lack of harmonisation...

Authors Jesus Gago Andy Booth Rachel Tiller Thomas Maes Joana Larreta
Year 2020
Type Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=1794205

Salt marshes in urban watersheds are prone to microplastics (MP) pollution due to their hydrological characteristics and exposure to urban runoff, but little is known about MP distributions in species from these habitats. In the current study, MP occurrence was determined in six benthic invertebrate...

Authors Stefania Piarulli Brecht Vanhove Paolo Comandini Sara Scapinello Tom Moens Henk Vrielinck Giorgia Sciutto Silvia Prati Rocco Mazzeo Andy Booth Carl Van Colen Laura Airoldi
Year 2020
Type Academic article
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=1820814

For this study, the transfer of plastic additives to stomach oil of northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) has been investigated. Procellariiform seabirds retain oily components of their prey in theirs stomach as a means to store energy. A marine litter-derived microplastic reference mixture and sepa...

Authors Susanne Kühn Andy Booth Lisbet Sørensen Albert van Oyen Jan van Franeker
Year 2020
Type Academic article
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=1809672

The ubiquitous pollution of the environment with microplastics - a diverse suite of contaminants - is of growing concern for science and currently receives considerable public, political, and academic attention. The potential impact of microplastics in the environment has prompted a great deal of re...

Authors Win Cowger Andy M Booth Bonnie M Hamilton Clara Thaysen Sebastian Primpke Keenan Munno Amy L Lusher Alexandre Dehaut Vitor P Vaz Max Liboiron Lisa I Devriese Ludovic Hermabessiere Chelsea Rochman Samantha N Athey Jennifer M Lynch Hannah De Frond Andrew Gray Oliver AH Jones Susanne Brander Clare Steele Shelly Moore Alterra Sanchez Holly Nel
Year 2020
Type Academic article
Publication
https://www.sintef.no/en/publications/publication/?pubid=1820810

The current study focuses on the occurrence and characteristics of microplastics (MPs) and spatial distribution and pollution status of heavy metals in the water and sediments of the coral reef ecosystems associated with the Tuticorin and Vembar groups of islands in the Gulf of Mannar, southeast Ind...

Authors Jamila Patterson K. Immaculate Jeyasanta Narmatha Sathish J.K. Patterson Edward Andy Booth
Year 2020
Type Academic article