Flow-Through Microplastics Detection Sensor

Microplastics Detection Sensor is a flow-through sensor designed for real-time microplastics identification and quantification in liquids

Microplastics Detection Sensor is a flow-through sensor designed for real-time microplastics identification and quantification in liquids

Abstract:

The system differentiates between plastic and non-plastic particles in a liquid sample. The sensor can make rapid detections in minutes without the possibility of contaminating the sample. This technology has the potential to be developed into a real-time and low-cost microplastics sensor. This instrument will produce quantitative microplastics particle count, size distribution, and plastic to biological material ratio.

Website:

https://techtransfer.whoi.edu/technologies/microplastics-detection-identification/

Advantages:

  • Compact solution
  • Rapid analysis
  • Flow-through system
  • Potential portability for in situ testing
  • Reduced possibility for cross-contamination

Potential Applications:

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Food & Beverage analysis
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Household Use