For each of the 22 polymers, identification analyses were performed through attenuated total reflectance Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR FTIR) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). All spectral and thermogram data collected during these analyses are included on a USB drive with the kit. Users of Polymer Kit 1.0 should be able to build in-house spectral libraries and test the functionality, accuracy, and precision of instruments, using the USB drive for reference.
Finally, all kit users are invited to join the Polymer Kit Network. It is CMDR’s hope that by connecting all users of the same kit, researchers will be able to compare data across laboratories, brainstorm ideas, troubleshoot problems, and spark collaborations among scientists all working towards the same goal – a better understanding of how microplastics impact our environment. For more information about Polymer Kit 1.0, please send an email to email@example.com. To purchase Polymer Kit 1.0 for your laboratory, click here.
Published March 16, 2021.