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Polyethylene Identification in Ocean Water Samples by Means of 50 Kev Energy Electron Beam

Version 1 : Received: 16 September 2020 / Approved: 18 September 2020 / Online: 18 September 2020 (11:03:59 CEST)

How to cite: Adlish, J.I.; Costa, D.; Mainardi, E.; Neuhold, P.; Surrente, R.; Tagliapietra, L.J. Polyethylene Identification in Ocean Water Samples by Means of 50 Kev Energy Electron Beam. Preprints 2020, 2020090429 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0429.v1). Adlish, J.I.; Costa, D.; Mainardi, E.; Neuhold, P.; Surrente, R.; Tagliapietra, L.J. Polyethylene Identification in Ocean Water Samples by Means of 50 Kev Energy Electron Beam. Preprints 2020, 2020090429 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0429.v1).

Abstract

The study presented hereafter shows a new methodology to reveal traces of polyethylene (the most common microplastic particles, known as a structure of C2H4) in a sample of ocean water by the irradiation of a 50 keV, 1 µA electron beam. This is performed by analyzing the photon (produced by the electrons in water ) fluxes and spectra (i.e. fluxes as a function of photon energy) at different types of contaminated water with an adequate device and in particular looking at the peculiar interactions of electrons/photons with the potential abnormal atomic hydrogen (H), oxygen (O), carbon (C), phosphorus (P) compositions present in the water, as a function of living and not living organic organisms with a PO4 group RNA/DNA strands in a cluster configuration through a volumetric cells grid.

Subject Areas

Microplastics; Polyethylene Ocean Water; Microplastics identification; Microorganisms identification; Ocean Water quality; Drinking water; Food quality; Cancer and microplastics; plastic and ocean; particle physics; particle accelerators in environmental studies.

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