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Design of multifactorial experiments with 15 treatments investigating aggregation rates of various microbead quantities with algal detritus and riverine sediments in seawater. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.317.t1

Set-upaTreatment #Concentration of algae (T. weissflogii), plastic microbeads, and sediments

Algal content (total # of cells)Plastic contentSediment content (mg L–1)

(mg L–1)(estimated total # of microbeads)

 
261 24000 
174 16000 
87 8000 
106 261 24000 
106 174 16000 
106 87 8000 
106 
106 43 4000 
106 22 2000 
10 106 11 1000 
11 106 
12 106 43 4000 130 
13 106 22 2000 130 
14 106 11 1000 130 
15 106 
Set-upaTreatment #Concentration of algae (T. weissflogii), plastic microbeads, and sediments

Algal content (total # of cells)Plastic contentSediment content (mg L–1)

(mg L–1)(estimated total # of microbeads)

 
261 24000 
174 16000 
87 8000 
106 261 24000 
106 174 16000 
106 87 8000 
106 
106 43 4000 
106 22 2000 
10 106 11 1000 
11 106 
12 106 43 4000 130 
13 106 22 2000 130 
14 106 11 1000 130 
15 106 

a In all cases, 1.15-L experimental roller tanks were used, with North Sea water of salinity 34 at 16°C.

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