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Small Microplastic Sampling in Water: Development of an Encapsulated Filtration Device

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW), Seestraße 15, 18119 Rostock, Germany
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Water 2018, 10(8), 1055; https://doi.org/10.3390/w10081055
Received: 21 June 2018 / Revised: 20 July 2018 / Accepted: 2 August 2018 / Published: 8 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Water Quality and Contamination)
A variety of microplastic sampling instrumentation is currently used for water pollution studies. Plankton net-based approaches have been the most adopted techniques for water column and surface sampling. When applied to microplastics (MP) in the lower µm size range these methods, however, introduce non-negligible risks of sample contamination and loss due to instrument and procedure design. Based on the first principles of systems engineering design we have developed a mobile sampling platform for field application that fulfils the needs of producing usable MP samples with a lower size limit of 10 µm using an encapsulated flow-through filtration concept. Here, we explain the requirements, development, and construction of the device for others to replicate and improve. View Full-Text
Keywords: microplastics; field work; pollution monitoring; engineering design microplastics; field work; pollution monitoring; engineering design
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Lenz, R.; Labrenz, M. Small Microplastic Sampling in Water: Development of an Encapsulated Filtration Device. Water 2018, 10, 1055. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10081055

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