Novel method for the extraction and identification of microplastics in ocean trawl and fish gut matrices

@article{Wagner2017NovelMF,
  title={Novel method for the extraction and identification of microplastics in ocean trawl and fish gut matrices},
  author={J. Wagner and Z. Wang and S. Ghosal and C. Rochman and M. Gassel and S. Wall},
  journal={Analytical Methods},
  year={2017},
  volume={9},
  pages={1479-1490}
}
This work presents alternative extraction and analysis techniques to identify microplastics in the environment. This study aims to address previously noted issues with methods that use aggressive extraction treatments or optical microscopy identification techniques alone. Pulsed ultrasonic extraction with ultrapure water was used to remove microplastics from fish stomachs without dissolving the stomach tissues or microplastics. The technique is relatively simple and minimizes issues with… Expand
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