Analysis of Microplastics using FTIR Imaging: Application Note

Kristina Borg Olesen, Nikki van Alst, Marta Simon, Alvise Vianello, Fan Liu, Jes Vollertsen

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In recent years, plastic pollution has received an increasing amount of interest from researchers, politicians, and the public. Microplastics (<5 mm) are a particular concern as they are suspected to accumulate in the environment and aquatic life [1]. Microplastics originate from various sources and can remain in the environment for hundreds of years before they finally decompose. However, the accumulation level and the effects on the environment and aquatic life are poorly understood. This is partly due to a lack of standard analysis protocols and current analytical techniques that are prohibitively time consuming and thus impractical.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAgilent Application Note Environment
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Microplast
  • FTIR


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