Quantification & Identification of Microplastics in Air Using Pyrolysis-GC/MS



Webinar Date/Time: Wed, Mar 29, 2023 2:00 PM ED

Microplastics quantification and identification in air is the next frontier in microplastic research. Discover breakthrough analytical research being performed with the Pyrolysis-GC/MS technique.

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Event Overview:

Due to the size of microplastics, they are found in the air everyone breathes and can travel distances by wind. Application studies performed by Frontier Laboratories at their Japan R&D center sought to tackle this new area of microplastic research. This webinar will review the powerful technique and tools that were used to identify and quantify microplastics polymers in air samples. After 30 days of passive sample collection, analysis was performed using the powerful Pyrolysis-GC/MS technique, featuring a multi-mode, micro-furnace pyrolyzer and a powerful microplastic software engine. Using these tools, the calibration curve was created automatically, and quantification was done within minutes.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Discover a comprehensive analytical system configuration using the micro-furnace pyrolyzer to identify and quantify microplastics in various samples.
  • Learn how the micro-furnace Pyrolysis-GC/MS technique requires little to no sample preparation.
  • Learn how this technique can be an accessible solid sample introduction that expands the application areas of GC/MS. The solid samples can be analyzed as is, without going through any solvent extraction steps. This expedites the workflow and reduces labor hours.
  • Uncover the secrets of the F-Search MP software engine and its ability to carry out analysis in just minutes.

Who Should Attend:
Environmental, academia, consumer goods, R&D, manufacturers, industry, everyone in GC and GC/MS lists, FTIR users, polymer characterization


Rojin Belganeh
Technical Director
Frontier Laboratories Americas

Rojin Belganeh is the Technical Director at Frontier Laboratories Americas. As a former user of Frontier products with more than ten years of experience in analytical instrumentation, Rojin is passionate about creating awareness surrounding Frontier technology and providing technical support to users. Rojin graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She started her profession as an analytical chemist working with various analytical instruments, such as Pyrolysis GCMS, TGA, FTIR, and X-rays for material characterization, polymer identification, and contamination analysis. She also holds an MBA degree concentrating in strategic marketing.

Athena Nguyen
Technical Support Specialist
Frontier Laboratories Americas

Athena Nguyen is a Technical Support Specialist at Frontier Laboratories Americas. She graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. After graduation, Athena was an analytical chemist in the oil and gas industry working with multiple analytical instruments including gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, FID, and ECD. At Frontier Laboratories Americas, Athena splits her time between working in the lab and providing technical product support while continuing to advance her polymer characterization capabilities.

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