Morphological and chemical characterizations of microplastic particles

Using ParticleFinder and Raman techniques

The assessment of microplastics in a marine environment is a multi-step process (sampling, extraction, detection and quantification of microplastics), in which each step is time consuming. Analyzing the chemical composition and morphology of microplastics represents a real challenge for answering crucial questions about the sources and fate of microplastics in aquatic environments. In this application note, we present a reproducible and time-effective method for fast and thorough morphological and chemical characterization of microplastics using a semi-automated scanning of particles coupled to micro-Raman spectroscopy. The rapid analysis of large number of collected particles allows for an exhaustive assessment of both large sample sizes and small subsamples.

Morphological and chemical characterizations of microplastic particles
DescriptionThe scientific community is increasingly interested in environmental contamination by plastics. Recently, this interest in the contamination of aquatic systems by plastics has shifted to smaller particles, microplastics.
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