Analysis of Microplastics Using Mobile FTIR and FTIR Imaging
White Paper Jun 19, 2018
As plastics continue to enter the environment, understanding their global impact is vital to addressing microplastic pollution.
Since its emergence as an environmental and potential human health threat, researchers have strived to develop tools for accurately measuring microplastics in environmental and food matrices using FTIR-based techniques and auto¬mated data handling.
This study examines the current status of methods of microplastic quantification and identification and presents the analysis of microplastics smaller than 10 microns in a sample of soil from a marina using FTIR imaging, combined with a free software program, MPhunter.
Related White Papers
Fully Automated Sensitive Determination of Immunosuppressant Drugs in Whole Blood, using High Quality Internal StandardizationWhite Paper
Measurement of immunosuppressant drugs is essential during organ transplantation. Under-dosing can lead to organ rejection, while over-dosing can cause serious toxicity.READ MORE
8 Reasons why it’s Time to Upgrade to Automated ImagingWhite Paper
Why automated image analysis is rapidly replacing manual microscopy for characterizing particle shape and how combining it with Raman spectroscopy adds chemical identification.READ MORE