Network for Plastic Monitoring in Waters

Logo Plastic Monitoring in WatersTopics of the Network

The network jointly works on establishing the developed procedures and technologies on the German and international markets. Besides their application in water monitoring, the focus is also put on the potential multifunctional use in wastewater treatment, water body restoration and other long-term processes.

  • Environmental observation: Development of an innovative plastic sensor, combining available sensor technologies
  • Sample drawing: Drawing, filtration and isolation of plastic particles
  • Particle analysis: Identification, characterisation and quantification of the isolated plastic particles
  • Pollutant analysis: Identification, characterisation and quantification of organic compounds associated to the isolated plastic particles in water and sediment
  • Data integration: Conjunction and combined (online) evaluation as well as documentation and archiving of the part data sets respectively meta data sets, considering various internal and external (environmental) parameters.

Targets of the Network

Besides their application in water monitoring, the focus is also put on the potential multifunctional use in wastewater treatment, water body restoration and other long-term oriented processes.