Work Package 1: Screening and analysis of methods

WP leader: CNR

WP1 work and methods

Purpose

The purpose of this WP is to identify state-of-the art procedures for sample collection, sample preparation and analysis of plastics from environmental samples to define matrix- and size- adapted methods and the subsequent tasks within the following WPs.

Key outputs

Compile existing methods used to quantify plastics in environmental matrices; Map protocol development; Evaluate their suitability requirement for further validation (WP2) or direct implementation (WP3).

Main tasks

  1. Systematic literature review;
  2. Synthesis of existing methods and procedures;
  3. Compilation of Reproducible Analytical Pipelines;
  4. Analysis of methods strengths, weaknesses opportunities and treats;
  5. Critical revisions of identified methods.

Key methods

Systematic Literature Review; Reproducible Analytical Pipelines (RAPs) identified to identify repeatable bulk steps across environmental matrices, Strengths, Weaknesses Opportunities and Threats (SWOT analysis)

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