Microplastics – Separation from Aqueous Solutions

A report published May 20, 2020 in the journal Chemical Science by researchers with the University of Texas at Austin https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2020/SC/d0sc01931c#!divAbstract describes a method for focusing, sorting, and separating microplastics – The “… findings demonstrate that multiple local electric field gradients can be generated within a single microfluidic channel by simply placing metal wires at strategic locations. This approach opens a vast range of new possibilities for implementing membrane-free separations …” #Microplastics #UTexas #PlasticWaste