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Microplastics - IR Microscopy Helps to Research a Global Problem

Each year 1.5 mega tons of microplastics are estimated to enter the global oceans. Their analysis as well as the expected consequences of this environmental pollution are subject of modern research.

FTIR microscopy has established itself as the standard method for the analysis of microplastics particles; it can be applied universally and enables a secure identification of all polymer types. Mapping measurements or FPA imaging allow determining thousands of microplastics particles in a fully automated manner.