Analysis of Microplastics Using Mobile FTIR and FTIR Imaging 

Quantification and chemical identification of microplastics in environmental samples



As plastics continue to enter the environment, understanding their global impact is vital to addressing microplastic pollution.

Since its emergence as an environmental and potential human health threat, researchers have strived to develop tools for accurately measuring microplastics in environmental and food matrices using FTIR-based techniques and auto¬mated data handling.

This study examines the current status of methods of microplastic quantification and identification and presents the analysis of microplastics smaller than 10 microns in a sample of soil from a marina using FTIR imaging, combined with a free software program, MPhunter.

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