QUASIMEME Workshop on Analysis of Microplastics

QUASIMEME Workshop on Analysis of Microplastics

Purpose of the Workshop

Microplastics are currently of utmost importance to the environmental analyst. They are being found in high volumes in the marine and freshwater environment, they are under discussion worldwide and there is an urgent need to analyse them properly. However, analytical methods are far from validation. Hence, for the first time, an open workshop on the analysis of microplastics will be organized. The purpose of this workshop on the analysis of microplastics is to bring the analytical community together to discuss the available methods and how to possibly improve the quality and reliability of the analysis as well as to achieve better harmonization of microplastics data being produced. In particular input will be gathered from the expert analytical community for the design of an interlaboratory study that would meet the needs of the laboratories who are up for the analytical challenge that plastic particles present. An interlaboratory study will be prepared following the workshop (expected in 2019).

For whom?

The workshop is open to everyone and will be beneficial for technicians and scientists working in the field of analysis of microplastics in environmental matrices. Feel free to share this flyer with other people who might be interested.

27 - 28 November 2018
27. - 28. November 2018
QUASIMEME, Wageningen
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo
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