Microplastics

Microplastics

Method development for the extraction of microplastics from sediment

This project aims to create an affordable and efficient method to separate microplastics from marine sediments in preparation for physical and/or chemical analyses.

Organized by American Chemistry Council

Collaborators

  • Katherine Shaw
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
    (Hawaii, US)
  • Rachel Sandquist
    Hawaii Pacific University Center for Marine Debris Research
    (Hawaii, US)
  • Cameron Fairclough
    CoastalOceanVision
    (Massachusetts, US)
  • Scott Gallager
    CoastalOceanVision
    (Masssachusetts, US)
  • Jennifer M. Lynch
    National Institute of Standards and Technology and Hawaii Pacific University Center for Marine Debris Research
    (Hawaii, US)

Timeline

Estimated publication date of study findings, March 2023.

Additional Information

Professional Presentations

A Novel Method for the Extraction of Microplastics from Marine Sediment, PacifiChem (virtual)

Effective microplastic extraction from deep sea sediment with an affordable and easily accessible density separation device, 7th International Marine Debris Conference (IMDC; Busan, Republic of Korea), September 18-23, 2022

Published Papers

Separation of microplastics from deep-sea sediment using an affordable, simple to use, and easily accessible density separation device, in review