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Fast-Track Microplastics Research: Advanced, Automated Workflows For Environmental Analysis

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Duration: 60 minutes

3:30 pm — Japan, South Korea
2:30 pm — Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Australia (Perth)
1:30 pm — Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam
12:00 pm — India
8:30 am — Germany, France, South Africa

The widespread challenge posed by microplastics is a pressing issue that necessitates innovative solutions. In this Digital Classrooms session, explore how Shimadzu's state-of-the-art analytical and measuring instruments are leading the way in microplastics research, analysis, and characterization.

In the first part of the session, we will explore the analysis of microplastics in oceans and other environmental waters using Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) and Infrared/Raman microscope. Learn how these tools, combined with our innovative automated sample preparation device and the resourceful degraded plastics libraries, can accurately identify and characterize microplastics, contributing to a more profound comprehension of their prevalence in aquatic ecosystems.

In the second part, we'll unveil an automated workflow leveraging Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (Pyrolysis-GCMS). This cutting-edge approach streamlines the identification and quantitative analysis of microplastics in environmental samples, increasing efficiency while maintaining accuracy.

Join us to explore how Shimadzu's solutions are meeting the needs of today – Be part of the change and understand how we can overcome this environmental challenge together.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore Shimadzu's analytical tools for microplastics research and analysis
  • Understand use of FTIR and Infrared/Raman microscopy in microplastics identification
  • Learn how to streamline identification and quantification of microplastics using Pyrolysis-GCMS
  • Discover how automated workflows enhance efficiency in microplastics analysis in environmental samples



Pravin Konde, PhD
Senior Product Specialist
Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd

Pravin Konde is a Senior Product Specialist (for Spectroscopy & TOC) at Shimadzu Asia Pacific Singapore. He has about 15 years of industry experience of which about 12 years in analytical instruments with expertise in trace element analysis and spectroscopy applications. He is engaged primarily in technical support to regional sales teams and customers. Prior to joining industry, he has done his PhD in Chemistry from Institute of Chemical Technology (formerly UDCT), Mumbai, India.

Chua Chun Kiang, PhD
Senior Product Specialist (GCMS)
Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd

Chun Kiang received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has been at Shimadzu Asia Pacific since 2019. He has more than 10 years of experience in research and training across multiple disciplines including mass spectrometry, gas and liquid chromatography, nanomaterials, electrochemistry, and organic chemistry. He enjoys sharing technical knowledge and helping to identify solutions for challenges in chemistry.

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