Custom-built cleanroom facility
This restricted access, three-tiered controlled environment boasts positive pressure airflow, filtered down to 0.5µm. This allows sensitive analysis to be undertaken in an environment subject to minimal contamination, maintaining the integrity of the samples and products being analysed.
The laboratory itself is well equipped with the apparatus and instruments necessary to sample, identify, and quantify plastics such as vacuum filtration units, a laminar flow hood, and microscopes. There are also a number of other instruments at the university accessible to us when required including ICPMS (Inductively coupled plasms mass spectrometry) and XRF (X-ray fluorescence).