Complete Characterization of Microplastics using FTIR and Raman Microscopy


The presence of microplastics in the environment and our food-chain is of growing concern. This has led to increased testing for the presence of microplastics in a variety of samples including bottled, ocean and fresh water, which has brought about tougher legislation to limit the amount of plastics entering the ecosystem. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopies have long been used for the analysis of polymers, and it is, therefore, natural that they be the de facto techniques to identify microplastics.

Read the APPLICATION NOTES below to learn about the use of FTIR and Raman techniques for the identification of microplastics.



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