Microplastics in Drinking Water: SEM Investigation

Microplastics in Drinking Water: SEM Investigation

The vast rafts of plastic pollution out at sea and defacing our beautiful coastlines are of great concern. What is not so visible are the microplastic and nanoplastic waste materials that lurk in our waterways―and possibly our drinking water.

Researchers at the Institute of Hydrodynamics at the Czech Academy of Sciences took a closer look at this issue. Using a TESCAN SEM, they looked at samples down to 1µm, which is smaller than any previous study conducted. They found that water treatment plants were only 70-83% effective at removing microplastics from our drinking water!

Read more about their research in this Labcompare article that was just published on June 14.