Tag: Lydia Bryant

  • Microplastic Detection via FTIR

    By Maria Schneider, Vallarie Burge, Lydia Bryant, Catherine Nguyen Faculty mentor: Dr. Randall Reif Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) is an analytical method that produces an absorbance spectrum which can be used to identify specific molecules. Previous literature showed that Nile Red (NR) is an effective indicator for detecting microplastics in water samples. As plastic…