pollution | Emphasis on the use of ‘diffuse reflection’ method to detect ‘microplastics’

File Photo Panaji: A team of researchers from CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in Goa has suggested the use of ‘diffuse reflection’ method for better detection of ‘microplastics’. NIO is one of the constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Harmful to plants and animals ‘Microplastics’ are harmful to plants and animals. They are mostly found in complex environmental areas such as muddy water bodies and sediments. A senior member of the research team explained that the method involves reflection of light from a surface, where a beam is reflected in multiple angles. It is the most effective, simple and non-destructive method for the quantification of ‘microplastics’ of small size. Also read Pollution Explaining how and why the study began in one of the biggest environmental issues globally, the researcher said that the detection of ‘microplastics’ in complex environmental matrices is extremely challenging and even more The challenging task is to set guidelines that everyone can follow and that are simple, cost-effective and more authentic. According to the study, research on ‘microplastics’ is important, as plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental issues globally. (agency)

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