Finally, I find myself in front of the computer (I spend way too much time in front of a computer these days), just a few hours before I submit my first paper. Probably. I hope so.
Anyway! Before I give myself to the tedious, farfetched and overcomplicated process that submitting a paper has become, I thought I would write this letter of advice since, although it is too late for me now, maybe I can spare you some of the pain.
The first step out of many is done. And what do I mean with that expression? I only wanted to say that I have just sent the (first) draft of my first paper to my supervisors. And what is it about? So it evaluates the influence of uncertainty on the selection of measures to reduce concentrations of pharmaceuticals in rivers. And how do I feel? I feel that a PhD entails a lot of work (still ok, though)
Trying to answer why is there man-made pollution we previously looked at the causes of pollution and considered that each and every one of us is a polluter either by not knowing better or being inconsiderate in our actions (and an unethical percentage of us, unfortunately, by choice). Now let us take a closer look at pollutants that are especially important due to the severity of their adverse effects even at low quantities. Herein, I will concentrate on the chemicals and the pollution by plastics, since they are the most known and feared pollutants in the society.