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MICROPLASTICS IMAGING SYSTEM

 

THE IMAGER

A RESEARCH LAB INSIDE YOUR POCKET

To understand how microplastics break down and move through the oceans, researchers must be able to quantify a robust set of particle size parameters more easily.


The Imager is a portable, standardized image collection system that can be used in the field or back at the lab. Our system syncs to your smartphone camera and connects to a web-based analysis data portal to perform physical characterization and quantification of microplastic particles and to store your sample data. Use it to image microplastic samples (> ~400μm) like those collected from Manta Trawls, Neuston Nets or in beach samples. 

 
 

STANDARDIZED MULTI-PARAMETER ANALYSIS

The Imager offers in-depth, rapid and standardized characterization and automated multi-parameter size analysis of microplastic particles.

FEATURES

  • The Imaging System uses built in Natural White LEDs to provide standardized and consistent lighting for your sample images

  • Capture sample images and receive physical size, colour and categorical data for your particles from Ocean Diagnostics the same day 

  • Pattern recognition algorithms calculate 10 discrete size calculations for every particle including maximum width, perimeter, surface area, convexity, circularity, aspect ratio, solidity and more 

  • Predictive colour models calculate repeatable and standardized average colour calculations for each particle 

  • Machine learning models automatically classify your particles into common categories such as films, fragments, pellets, and lines  

  • Gain access to our online data portal to gain further insight into sample analytics and compare your samples with others all around the world

APPLICATIONS

  • Classification of microplastics physical size, colour and categorical characteristics 

  • Highly standardized comparison of microplastic sample size analytics to other researchers around the world 

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Features 12 built-in 4500k Natural White LEDs to provide consistent and repeatable lighting 

  • Powered by a 2000 mAh USB-rechargeable battery for use in remote locations

  • Adjustable module legs provide stability in challenging deployment environments like a research vessel or on a rocky beach

  • Black and white background sheets allow for analysis of any colour particles 

  • Included imaging module cover blocks out extraneous light and produces comparable and standardized colour results for all our users 

DATA ACQUISITION

  • Image microplastic samples >400μm using our imaging system and your smartphone camera

  • Upload your sample images directly to our data portal and supply the corresponding sample meta data

  • Receive a data report the same day containing 12 size, colour, and categorical calculations for each particle in your sample

  • Log back on to the Data Portal to view sample analytics, view your ongoing samples, view other user’s samples, and perform comparative analytics with samples all around the world

 

CURRENT STATUS

We are currently field testing the Imager. It will soon be available for purchase. Inquire below to become an early adopter.

 

OCEAN DIAGNOSTICS

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Suite 200, 535 Yates Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada

Contact

1-778-403-6906

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