Detecting and catching microplastics in our tap water using light
Using surface-enhanced Raman scattering, researchers have revealed a new way of detecting and catching microplastics in our tap water, and the key is light
Microplastics or nanoplastics are an ever-growing concern for our world. Microplastics continue to be discarded from our daily lives and enter ecosystems at a size between one and 1000 nanometres. Scientists have revealed that we ingest around 2000 microplastics a week – the equivalent of the weight of a credit card.