Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering proposed a new method to accelerate the identification of microplastics in water samples.

Microplastics are already present in our drinking water, food and air. This is why it’s very important to quantify them in shorter times. “It’s really time-consuming to analyze a water sample for microplastics,” says Elodie Passeport, an associate professor in the departments of civil and mineral engineering and chemical engineering. Learn more here.