"I'm always astounded to look under the microscope. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of plastic bits continuously breaking off already tiny pieces. I'm excited about our capabilities, but reminded of how bad the problem is."
Ethan Edson, Co-Founder
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Chemical characterization of suspected microplastic particles provides insight into the polymer composition and provides a definitive determination of microplastics.
Net tow samples >400μm are analyzed for suspected microparticles by an FT-IR equipped with a diamond ATR crystal
Filter-based samples analyzed by a micro-FT-IR equipped with a Germanium ATR crystal
Micro-FT-IR enables analysis of particle sizes down to 50μm and fibers of 10-20μm thickness
Acquired spectra are compared to a library consisting of 250,000 known polymers, plastics, polymer additives, plasticizers and packing materials