Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
SOIL, 8, 373–380, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-373-2022
SOIL, 8, 373–380, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-373-2022
Forum article
23 May 2022
Forum article | 23 May 2022

What comes after the Sun? On the integration of soil biogeochemical pre-weathering into microplastic experiments

Frederick Büks and Martin Kaupenjohann

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-67', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Frederick Büks, 02 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-67', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Frederick Büks, 02 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Feb 2022) by Peter Fiener
AR by Frederick Büks on behalf of the Authors (22 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Mar 2022) by Peter Fiener
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Mar 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Mar 2022)
ED: Revision (02 Apr 2022) by Peter Fiener
AR by Frederick Büks on behalf of the Authors (08 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 May 2022) by Peter Fiener
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (05 May 2022) by John Quinton(Executive Editor)
AR by Frederick Büks on behalf of the Authors (10 May 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
The adverse effect of microplastic (MP) on soil biota and soil structure depends on MP particle size and surface characteristics. Since weathering plays a major role in the genesis of these, it must be considered in both the analysis of environmental MP and the production of artificial MP for laboratory experiments. This work integrates recent findings on adverse effects and the genesis of its surface characteristics and discusses how to reproduce them to obtain closer-to-nature designer MP.