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Ag8n "In this area of Ohio many municipalities use water wells to serve the local cities. As the demand for the municipal water increases, private wells..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
Ag8n "Check out " Turning off the plastic" by Patrick Walter. It's a good read. He has an editorial in the 30 March 2022 edition of Chem World. He m..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
Ag8n "To quote you "Studies show that the only plausible solution is to start by reducing the production and use plastics period." Interesting. Please g..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
Ag8n "Just to make sure you understand. i think the amount of waste is much higher than what is listed. Proving it? That will be very difficult. " | Read more » about 2 years ago
Ag8n "I'd like to compliment you. That is a very nice lab. Any oil spill that can be stopped (such as the gulf oil spills), should be. From working in..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
Ag8n "I need to give further explanation. I'm recovering from cancer, now. Without the polymer based medical devices giving the nasty chemicals, that w..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
Ag8n "How will the general public be convinced? Right now, there are many plastic plants in the US employing thousands of people. That is before We menti..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
Ag8n "And that's just going down a few of the paths the Dr. Has suggested. The other testing discussed will be expensive also. While the testing is pro..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
Ag8n "Yes, it does vary by locations. The different pvc plants will often get powdered pvc in and mix it get the compound they want. So the railroad tra..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
Ag8n "Very interesting video. I don't know what the instruments cost is now. In the late 90s, a microscope FTIR, with ATR and libraries for analysis of..." | Read more » about 2 years ago
Ag8n "Your work is very impressive. And it seems like you are just a step away from identification. I wish I knew the exact step needed. The pellets a..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
Ag8n "It was a very interesting article! Thank you for submitting it. The microscope FTIR he mentions ran our lab $100k in the early 90s. That was for..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
Ag8n "The IR listed above stands for Infra-Red spectroscopy. It might also be FTIR ( Fourier Transform Infra Red spectrscopy). The NIR is short for Near..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
Ag8n "There are commercial plastic recyclers. Please contact them for details. And my experience is in industry, not environmental. But... To get the ..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
Ag8n "Most of these pellets are usually circular, at least around here. Those pellets are hexagonal. It might make it easier to search for the company ..." | Read more » about 3 years ago
Ag8n "Where does incineration rate on the list? " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
Ag8n "Try: Https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=elZlWSj7jlg The company is LLA out of Germany. They say the particles can go down to 3 mm in size. Looks lik..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago
Ag8n "I checked youtube. There are videos of cameras separating all kinds of plastics with NIR. That is PE , PS, PVC, and a bunch of others. So the ap..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago
Ag8n "I worked with medical devices, which is different from the microplastics you are after. For example, if we had plastics in a liquid, I would take ..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago
Ag8n "That is dehydrohalogenation. " | Read more » almost 6 years ago
Ag8n "The process that polyvinyl chloride ( PVC) degrades by is hehydrohalogenation. First, one double bond is formed, then a second conjugated with the..." | Read more » almost 6 years ago
Ag8n "I can help with analyzing microscopic plastic particles, but not microplastics. Let's start with most expensive and go to least expensive. For R&a..." | Read more » about 6 years ago