Tackling the Environmental Threat of Microplastics Using Raman Spectroscopy

June 3, 2020

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Every year humans ingest thousands of microplastic and nanoplastic particles, and we breathe in significantly more. Through this webcast, you will learn how Raman is helping us understand the extent and risks of microplastic pollution. We will discuss the advantages and challenges of developing Raman microplastic characterization methodologies, with tricks and tips to automate and streamline your analysis. Live: Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2020 at 2pm EDT | 1pm CDT | 11am PDT On demand available after airing until Jun. 3, 2021 Register free

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Event Overview: 
This webcast will describe the use of Raman spectroscopy for the characterization of microplastics and nanoplastics (plastic particulates <5 mm), which threaten the environment and potentially human health.  An overview of the process of microplastic characterization will be given including a discussion of collection, extraction, detection, and identification methods, with a view to support future legislation and monitoring of microplastic contamination.  The necessary high throughput requirements of microplastics analysis will also be addressed through automation of Raman spectral measurements of large quantities of microplastics.

Key Learning Objectives: 

  • Workflow of microplastics research (collection, extraction, detection, identification) and available techniques

  • Role of Raman spectroscopy in chemical identification of unknown microplastic samples including polymers and additives

  • Automation of Raman measurements for high sample throughput

Speaker: Dr. Bridget O’Donnell, Manager of the Raman Applications, HORIBA Scientific, USA

Time and date: Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2020 at 2pm EDT | 1pm CDT | 11am PDT

On demand available after airing until  Jun. 3, 2021

Sponsor: HORIBA Scientific

Register Freehttp://www.spectroscopyonline.com/spec_w/tackling