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Microplastic Pollution: A Survey of Wastewater Effluent in the Lake Champlain Basin
Microplastic is defined as particulatefragments, fibers, films, foams, pellets, and beads. Microplastic pollution was first documented in the 1970s and interest has grown from initial characterization, to effects within ...
Characterization of Microplastics using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) is a spectroscopy technique widely used to analyze polymer profiles of particulate at a chemical level. The goal of this study was to assess the polymer composition of microplastics ...
Micro-plastic Bioaccumulation in Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) of Lake Champlain
Micro-plastics are discharged into watersheds through wastewater treatment plant effluent and onward into waterbodies. Studies have shown that micro-plastics are bioaccumulating within aquatic organisms found in both fresh ...