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Catching Plastics: Which Species of Algae Can Best Catch Microplastics

Environmental Studies
Serena Rezende Tsao

Elyse Wexler

In this project, algae was grown, and then microplastics, that had been filtered out of a facial cleanser, were added to the algae in a petri dish. This determined which algae would be the most effective for catching microplastics in and around aquatic environments.

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One thought on “Catching Plastics: Which Species of Algae Can Best Catch Microplastics

  1. I really like that you have set up your own experiment. The experimental procedure was done very well and your slides are pretty clear. Good job with your project.

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