Toward Recycling of Marine Debris - Analysis of Microplastics Using FTIR

Figs. 1 show the fishing nets and fishing lines collected at Majorca island in Spain and Texel island in the Netherlands. Figs. 2 show fishing nets obtained at a recycling plant. The results of measurement using FTIR showed that, polyethylene was the main component in many cases, and the other components were polypropylene .

 

polyethylene, polypropylene

Polyethylene,Polypropylene

Results of Measurement Using FTIR of fishing Nets and Fishing Lines Collected on Beaches

Figs. 1
Results of Measurement Using FTIR of Fishing Nets Collected on Beaches

Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyamides

Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyamides

Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polyamides

Figs. 2
Results of Measurement Using FTIR of Fishing Nets obtained at a Recycling Plant

 
 
 
 

 
FTIR

Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer
(FTIR)

FTIR can qualitatively analyze organic matter and some inorganic matter, so it allows quick determination of the main components of fishing nets.

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