Correlative SEM-Raman Microscopyto Reveal Nanoplastics in Complex Environmentsusing ZEISS Sigma 300 with RISE

Ruth Schmidt, Armin Zankel, Harald Matthias Fitzek, Thomas Caldwell

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In the last year global plastic production reached a roughly estimated 500 million tons, with between 4.8 and 12.7 million
tons of waste plastic ending up in the world’s oceans each year. The smaller size of nanoplastics relative to microplastics means they are increasingly found in consumer products from sea salt (Iniguez et al. 2017) to fish meat (Wang et al. 2020), with the effects on humans being largely unknown.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Basic - Fundamental (Grundlagenforschung)

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