NanoPlastics – Analytical Method

According to a December 8, 2020 ScienceDaily news release  “… Nano-plastics are suspected of being released into the environment directly by commercial products and by the breakdown of larger pieces of plastic litter … researchers from the University of Surrey detail a new one-step polymerization method to label nano-polystyrene … to create nano-particles in a wide range of sizes for use in simulated lab environments … The team has used their new method to produce and investigate the behaviour of nano-plastics at low concentrations in a variety of scenarios — including in bivalve mollusc … [The method] allows researchers to replicate scenarios in which commercially produced nano-particles have customarily gone unnoticed …” #NanoPlastics