Plastic pollution contaminating our environment, ecosystems, and food chain is rapidly gaining significant public interest. Microplastics, fibers, and particles <5 mm are an increasing concern the world over as we begin to understand just how far these manmade products have infiltrated into our oceans, soil, air, drinking wate,r and even food sources such as fish and fruit.
Global research efforts aim to identify, measure, and characterize microplastics found in environmental samples and no single analytical technique provides the full picture. In this webinar we will discuss advances in thermal desorption coupled with gas chromatography–mass spectrometry for the analysis of microplastics which delivers:
Presenter: Nuria Font-Cardona (Senior Laboratory Specialist, Eurofins IPROMA)
Nuria Font has a bachelor’s degree in chemical sciences and works in the chromatography department of one of the most important laboratories in Spain, EUROFINS IPROMA as responsible of volatile organic compounds department. Since the implementation in the company of the LEAN methodology also performs tasks as a LEAN promoter. She has published several articles in prestigious science magazines and participated as a lecturer in different congresses. She has more than 25 years’ experience working in laboratories in Spain, Ireland, Belgium, Holland and England mainly focused in chromatographic techniques; performing R&D studies to develop new analytical methods, carrying out routine analysis and training staff in various topics.
Presenter: Laura Miles (Senior Application Specialist, Markes International)