Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
SOIL, 8, 421–435, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-421-2022
SOIL, 8, 421–435, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-421-2022
Original research article
29 Jun 2022
Original research article | 29 Jun 2022

Polyester microplastic fibers affect soil physical properties and erosion as a function of soil type

Rosolino Ingraffia et al.

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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-2021-136', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-136', Frederick Büks, 05 Jan 2022
  • CC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-136', Emilee Severe, 25 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Revision (08 Mar 2022) by Peter Fiener
AR by Rosolino Ingraffia on behalf of the Authors (28 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (23 Apr 2022) by Peter Fiener
AR by Rosolino Ingraffia on behalf of the Authors (02 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 May 2022) by Peter Fiener
ED: Publish as is (27 May 2022) by John Quinton(Executive Editor)
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Short summary
The presence of microplastics in soil environments has received increased attention, but little research exists on the effects on different soil types and soil water erosion. We performed two experiments on the effects of polyester microplastic fiber on soil properties, soil aggregation, and soil erosion in three agricultural soils. Results showed that polyester microplastic fibers affect the formation of new aggregates and soil erosion and that such effects are strongly dependent on soil type.