Critical Insights on Emerging Technologies and Challenges In Microplastics Analyses

January 19, 2022
8:00 a.m. PST, 11:00 a.m. EST, 16:00 GMT, 17:00 CET
Duration: 60 Minutes


Microplastics are recognized as a globally ubiquitous pollutant, with continued increase in public attention and academic research. With the rising scientific interest and research, the demand for optimizing technologies along with harmonization and standardization for analytical approaches is becoming more critical.

This eSeminar will provide an update on the latest trends, technologies and best practices related to the identification, detection and measurement of Microplastics in environmental matrices.

Expert scientists will be presenting on:
  • Summary of popular techniques in microplastics analysis
  • Snapshot of some key regulatory and standards efforts
  • Importance of collecting good, representative data
  • Optimizing IR microscopy technique including sample preparation
  • Reliable polymer and chemical identification by the hyphenated technique TGIR-GC/MS    

Key Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to utilize IR Microscopy to accurately identify contaminants quickly and easily
  • Latest trends in technologies for microplastics analysis 
  • Methodology approaches for various environmental matrices
  • Best practices from sample preparation to data collection and associated analysis
Who Should Attend:
  • Laboratory managers
  • Environmentally conscious scientists and industry stakeholders
  • Product developers and managers
  • Researchers seeking information on analytical approaches for the analyses of microplastics in  environmental matrices
  • Laboratory chemists and technicians who currently perform or plan to offer microplastics analyses for their clients
  • Water Quality Scientist or Chemist working with public water supplies or water treatment facilities assessing the presence and impact of microplastics
  • Laboratory Managers/Directors seeking opportunities to gain efficiencies relating to particulate contaminants

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Dr. Andy Chetwynd, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher,
University of Liverpool
Aniket, Ph.D.
Materials Characterization Principal Product Line Leader,
Warren Edmunds Ph.D.
FTIR Field Application Specialist,
Melissa O'Meara
Forensic Science Consultant,
C&EN Media Group


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