Original Research Article I Volume 11 I Issue 2 I 2023

Microplastic Contamination: A Case Study in the Freshwater of Krishna River

Laxmi R, Venu Naganulu, Rahul Singh

Biolife, Volume 11, Issue 2, 2023, pp 62-71



This case study investigates the microplastic content in the floating river water as well as the types of Microplastics (MPs)This current case study confirms the presence of MPs in fresh river water and makesa realization on the of MPs.In the river Krishna, three different pilgrim sites were selected and the plankton net method was used for sampling. All three site samples showed different types of MPs including polypropylenes (PP) isotactic C1-C40 at Jurala (site-I), Polyethylenes (PE) Chlorinated C1-C40 at Koilsagrar (site-II), and Polyoxymethylenes (POM) C1-C40. This approach could be relevant and implemented in future studies to provide an accurate overview of microplastic content in Krishna River water.


Microplastics, Krishna River, Jurala, Polyoxymethylenes, Polyethylenes, Polypropylenes.


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Article Dates:

Received: 18 February 2022; Accepted: 31 March 2023; Published online: 7 April 2023

How To Cite:

Laxmi R, Venu Naganulu, Rahul Singh. (2023). Microplastic Contamination: A Case Study in the Freshwater of Krishna River. Biolife, 11(2), 62–71. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7809089

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