Microplastics in Rivers and the Marine Environment: Detection and Identification using ATR-IR and Automated IR Microspectroscopy Back

Date 3rd November 2015Time 16:00Presenters Ian Robertson

There is increasing concern about the amount of plastic materials observed floating in the World’s rivers and oceans. However, a major concern is now the microplastics, too small to be visible to the naked eye, that are entering into the river and marine environments and ultimately into the food chain.

Infrared spectroscopy / microscopy are well- established analytical techniques for the detection and identification of plastic materials. This webcast will cover how these techniques can be utilized to characterize environmental microplastic materials.

Participants will learn about:

  • Some of the sources of microplastic contaminations
  • The use of ATR-IR spectroscopy for macro samples
  • IR microscopy and Imaging as a detection and identification technique

Who should attend:

  • Environmental scientists
  • Material Characterization Researchers
  • Microscopists
  • Spectroscopy Technicians & Operators