Microplastics suspended in water can be gathered using acoustic forces in microchannels. The bulk acoustic wave (BAW) device can be customized to gather microplastic fibers and particles of different sizes. When run in series and parallels, the device can successfully concentrate free floating microplastics in large amounts of water into very manageable quantities. This is a promising new technique to clean our laundry grey water before they are released into the environment.
- Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical
- Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japanese Ministry of Education Culture Sports Science and Technology (MEXT)