CFAES Give Today

School of Environment and Natural Resources


Webinar: Freshwater Science - Microplastic Removal During Drinking Water Treatment

The presence of microplastics in Lake Erie continues to be a growing concern, with recent research showing that the tiny plastic particles are abundant throughout the lake and that they pose potential risks to human health and the environment.

Since Lake Erie is an important drinking water source for many in Ohio and elsewhere, one question to address is how effective current water treatment processes are in removing microplastics. New research by The Ohio State University’s John Lenhart and his research group is investigating this question in order to determine how effectively certain water treatment processes are in removing microplastics and whether certain configurations are better than others when it comes to microplastics removal.