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Analysis of Microplastics in Suspended Solids With TG-GC/MS

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Application Note

Analysis of Microplastics in Suspended Solids With TG-GC/MS

Microplastics are a major concern due to their impact on the environment. They often end up in waterways and oceans and remain in a suspended state, so can be ingested by marine organisms; thereby entering and accumulating within the food chain. Material thermal decomposition analysis is commonly done by mass spectrometry in decoupled mode. The products are accumulated and analyzed indirectly thereafter. Unfortunately, this often results in insufficient information on the identity of the degradation products.

Download this app note to learn about a technique that can:

  • Provide greater detail and higher-resolution results
  • Analyze complex sample relationships
  • Carry out measurements without performing additional sample separation
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