A wide variety of research centres on microplastics, including analyses of plastic components, additives included in the raw materials, and hazardous substances adsorbed in the environment.
Various analysis methods have been proposed, including qualitative analysis tailored to the size of the microplastic fragments and quantitative analysis suitable for absorbed compounds. However, determining a unified analysis method remains a challenge.
This webinar introduces example analyses of microplastics using FTIR and an infrared microscope system, which are highly suitable for qualitative analysis.
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