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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA‑UAB)

Microplastic extraction laboratory

Newly equipped laboratory for processing, extracting and analysing microplastics (0.05-5mm) retrieved from different environmental matrices (marine waters, marine sediments, freshwater, beaches, WWTP, etc.) in a dedicated clean environment to avoid airborne contamination.

   Laboratori d'extracció de microplàstics

The main equipment includes:

  • An 8m2 hardwall laminar flow chamber ventilated through 4 laminar flow HEPA filters (H14).
  • 2 Telstar AV-100 laminar flow cabinets
  • Leica APO Z16
  • Agilent cary 630 FTIR spectrometer
  • Mettler Toledo XPR2U Ultra Micro Balance


Contact: patrizia.ziveri@uab.cat