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K.G. Jebsen Centre for Deep Sea Research

Identification of microplastics in marine samples

MSc project of Desirée Maloney

Project title

Identification of microplastics in marine samples

Supervisors

Ingunn Hindenes Thorseth, Linn Merethe Brekke Olsen

Project description

Plastic in the marine environment has become a growing problem. Today, plastic is one of the major environmental challenges we have, and we lack standardized methods for examining the amount and type of plastic. This project will test different methods to find plastic in water and sediment samples. We will focus on systematic method development and mainly SEM and Raman will be used.