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The first QUASIMEME/NORMAN Workshop on Analysis of Microplastics


Microplastics are currently of utmost importance to the environmental analyst. They are being found in high volumes in the marine and freshwater environment, they are under discussion worldwide and there is an urgent need to analyse them properly. However, analytical methods are far from validation. Hence, for the first time, an open workshop on the analysis of microplastics will be organized. The purpose of this workshop on the analysis of microplastics is to bring the analytical community together to discuss the available methods and how to possibly improve the quality and reliability of the analysis as well as to achieve better harmonization of microplastics data being produced. In particular input will be gathered from the expert analytical community for the design of an interlaboratory study that would meet the needs of the laboratories who are up for the analytical challenge that plastic particles present. An interlaboratory study will be prepared following the workshop (expected in 2019).

Venue: Vrije Universiteit, O|2 Building, Auditorium, De Boelelaan 1108, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands