Detection and Identification of Microplastic Particles with Nanocellulose Structures

According to an April, 2020 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland news release “... A method developed at VTT utilises nanocellulose structures for early particle identification. Nanocellulose would allow particles to be captured even before they enter waterways. The properties of nanocellulose films and hydrogels support the identification and capture of very small microplastic particles … The next step could be to develop new and inexpensive filtration solutions utilising the method … we could develop filtration methods for any industry where there is a risk of microplastics being generated and released into waterways …” #MicroPlastic NanoPlastic #PlasticWaste