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Contamination of soil, air, and drinking water by microplastics is a growing focus of attention around the world. Environmental agencies are increasing the monitoring of waterways, and governmental bodies are seeking to protect these resources. Simultaneously, research institutions are trying to determine the extent and potential toxicological impacts of microplastic contamination. Optical technologies are playing a vital role in these studies.
Microplastic pollution has become a worldwide dilemma. Courtesy of Agilent.
Despite the enormous interest, the use of various analytical techniques and the lack of method standardization have resulted in a lack of consistency in data gathering. Therefore, it is difficult to compare…