Microplastics Analysis

The impact of microplastic pollution is growing every day. And that is why many organizations worldwide are working to find solutions to this enormous problem, by characterizing and quantifying microplastics and their origins and impact on the environment and food chain.

Helping Move Microplastics Research Forward

To better identify and quantitate microplastics and the organic and bacterial pollutants hosted by them, or to measure the biological impact on the marine and freshwater ecosystem and the food chain, our complete range of innovative solutions, backed by more than 70 years' experience in method development support, can help you obtain accurate and reliable results.

For your microplastics research needs, including identification of microplastics and associated pollutants, and eco-toxicological studies on marine bio-organisms together with genomic and proteomic effects, today you can partner with just one trusted, knowledgeable supplier: PerkinElmer.

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Polymer Identification

One of the principal analytical techniques for identifying polymers is infrared (IR) spectroscopy. We deliver a family of advanced instruments, from the Spotlight 200i and Spotlight 400 IR imaging systems to the portable, fast, and easy-to-use Spectrum Two IR system, all outfitted with ready-made protocols, a materials library, and unique Spectrum Touch software.

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Microplastics as a Habitat

Microplastics can concentrate organic pollutants such as pesticides on the biofilms that build up on their surface. These pollutants are consumed by marine organisms, causing them harm, and are then passed up the food chain to our dinner tables. Chromatography and mass spectrometry allow identification and measurement of these pollutants, and automation of sample preparation steps, such as solid-phase extraction (SPE), can make the whole process more efficient.

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Effects on Bio-organisms

Concern is growing about the impact of microplastics on the marine and freshwater ecosystem, and in particular the effect on the food chain. In addition to leaching harmful additives, microplastics generate a surface biofilm that concentrates organic pollutants such as pesticides and attracts potentially harmful bacteria. This biota is consumed by marine organisms with potentially harmful consequences for the organisms themselves, the food chain, and human health.

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Nanomaterials and microplastics are not new to us. Nanomaterials, chemical structures with at least one dimension of 1 to 100 nanometers, are produced through n ...
Analysis of both environmental samples and consumer products containing microplastics is essential to determine their prevalence and impact.
Researchers worldwide are looking for technology to more effectively collect, measure and analyze microplastics in the environment so they can better understand ...

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Polymer Identification

One of the principal analytical techniques for identifying polymers is infrared (IR) spectroscopy. We deliver a family of advanced instruments, from the Spotlig ...

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FT-IR Microscopy & Imaging Systems

PerkinElmer infrared imaging and microscopy systems are the culmination of a long PerkinElmer tradition of exceptional optics and purpose-built IR microscopes a ...

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Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) Instruments

To see more than you've ever seen from Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), turn to PerkinElmer, where DSC was invented. Our comprehensive line of high-perf ...

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Thermogravimetry (TGA) Instruments

For high throughput and reliability in thermogravimetric analysis, nobody gives you better control of your sample environment than PerkinElmer. We have been pio ...

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No matter what you're focused on analyzing, our TurboMatrix™ Headspace Samplers ensure that you get the data you need – quickly, easily, and accurately. They ar ...

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