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Microplastic analysis

Oct 19, 2017

Plastics surround us all and have become an integral part of our modern lifestyle. Recently the problems caused by the presence of microplastics in the marine environment have been increasingly recognized.

Microplastics are defined as small plastic fragments ranging from 1 mm to 5 mm in size. These particles are formed unintentionally when plastic items disintegrate but are also intentionally added to certain products. There are numerous sources of microplastics, for example, particles from roads and tires, washing of synthetic fibres and synthetic grass.

ALS now offers analysis of water to detect the presence of microplastic particles. The analysis is qualitative to identify which particles are present in the analytical sample.

For more information about the analysis, please contact our client service team in Stockholm, Sweden.