Microplastics in table salts

How to easily study them

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Microplastics (MP) and microfibers (MF) are ubiquitous materials nowadays. The goal of this activity is to illustrate the procedure to separate, observe and quantify MP and MF (and other accompanying insoluble particles) contained in Table Salts. This protocol is applicable to other types of samples, such as water.

Insoluble particles, including many microfibers, extracted from different Table Salts.

Several manuals (student and educator workbooks) and illustrated guides, in English, Spanish and Catalan, are offered to teachers and students at different levels, from Primary School to Baccalaureate:

VISUAL GUIDES:
Primary School students (10-11 years) and/or educational centers that do not have chemical laboratory.

English
Español
Català

Secondary School students and Baccalaureate (12-17 years old) and/or educational centers equipped with a standard chemical laboratory.
English
Español
Català

Didactic guides to work in the classroom:
Educator guide (Español)
Student guide (Español)