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Octo-M Technologies has been working on a robust microplastics sensor that can be used in-line or in environmental settings. It can be deployed in different water bodies and can be attached to autonomous vehicles or ships for mapping purposes. The sensor provides microplastics concentration and size distribution in a given volume.
In-situ microplastics data will advance and standardize researchers’ studies by preventing contamination and eliminating cumbersome laboratory work. The microplastics sensor is currently under development. The following versions will include polymer type identification.
We are experts on advanced characterization techniques for polymer science. We provide research advice, quantitative and qualitative reports for polymer manufacturing and characterization.
Basic light microscopy analysis for micron-size samples. 200X magnification for biological and metallurgical microscopes. First characterization for most research.
Characterize organic and polymeric material by using infrared light. Identify chemical bonds in molecules, contamination, and effects of additives.
Great depth of field for surface topography. Chemical analysis. Conductive or non-conductive samples can be analyzed up to nm range of resolution.
Structural fingerprint of molecules based on vibrational and rotational modes of a molecule. Highly used in chemistry to identify unknown materials.
Determine crystallographic structure of a material using X-rays. Preferred orientation, phase composition of the material can be determined. Relative strain and grain size can be predicted.
Thermoanalytical testing method to determine phase transformation temperature, crystallinity %, glass transition temperature, melting point etc.
Measure a material’s properties as a function of temperature, time, frequency, stress or strain. The glass transition temperature can be obtained.
Thermal analysis to measure mass loss as a function of temperature and time. Evaluate the thermal stability of your material. The gain or loss of mass in the material is quantified.
Measurement of deformation and flow. Time-dependent behavior under stress. Mostly used to determine viscoelastic properties of polymers. It can run in steady or oscillatory flow.
Surface analysis technique that gives elemental composition. You can obtain debt profiled data from the surface.