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Articles by Marilyne Pflieger in JoVE
Extraction of Organochlorine Pesticides from Plastic Pellets and Plastic Type Analysis Marilyne Pflieger1, Petra Makorič1, Manca Kovač Viršek2, Špela Koren2 1Laboratory for Environmental Research, University of Nova Gorica, 2Sector for Marine Waters, Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia Microplastics act as vector of potentially toxic organic contaminants with unpredictable effects. This protocol describes an alternative methodology for assessing the levels of organochlorine pesticides adsorbed on plastic pellets and identifying the polymer chemical structure. The focus is on pressurized fluid extraction and attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy.