Microplastics: emerging concern in waters.
Incidence, evaluation of their potential effects, analysis and determination, and elimination.
The use of TGA-DSC in microplastic analysis. This was the subject of the presentation by the Technical Director of Laboratorios Munuera, José Antonio Ayala Martí, in which he presented the research line of the R+D+i project on the analysis of microplastics using the technique of differential scanning calorimetry and thermogravimetry, which is very useful for obtaining the melting temperature and the percentage of crystallinity of a polymer, even when aged. The project seeks the qualitative and semi-quantitative differentiation and identification of the different polymers in mixtures, after extracting the samples with conventional methods.