Plastic pollution has invaded most ecosystems around the world. With a range of impacts, it’s essential that plastics are researched so that the impact can be best understood. In order to identify both larger plastics, and smaller plastics termed ‘microplastics,’ we purchased a Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR). This instrument can quickly extract a wealth of information from plastics without causing degradation to the samples.
We are pleased to offer the analysis of plastics at a low cost. We can utilize this information to put together a report that outlines our findings and offers suggestions for future projects. We also use the instrument for outreach purposes. If your school is interested in plastic pollution analysis, we can work with you to design a project or visit to the Shaw Institute.