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Microplastic pollution is already becoming a global issue, according to Industry Accelerator & Incubation Center of Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan's youth startup has cooperated with the Taiwanese government to try to address this issue

20200320 200331 0007The USV attached latest filtration equipment to collect <20 micrometres microplastics applied in Taiwanese bank. (Image source: Industry Accelerator & Incubation Center of Chung Yuan Christian University)

According to the research, microplastics may enter aquatic environments through the food chain and be ingested by aquatic organisms, including commercial fish species such as crabs, mussels and so on. Not only scientists but also businesses are trying to learn more about these emerging contaminants-plastic microbeads.

Micro PC has invented consumable-free filter equipment to remove micro plastics from the surface of water with non-consumable, low energy and low cost and it can filter about three litres of sampling water at once. This filter can be used in combination with boats and USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle) not only can get the water quality monitoring such as DO, PH, SS, temperature but also could navigate at seaports, rivers and reservoirs.

This renewable Taiwan Technology makes getting water sampling and analysis automatically and easier than before. This package already used by government, university, inspection institutions and applied in Taiwanese bank, river, reservoirs. During the long term monitoring at the west of Taiwan, the results show 126 to 1683 particles per litre at the Yong-an Fish Harbour and 72-261 particles per litre at the She-Zi river, and the most of microplastics are PE and PP.

Micro PC filtration equipment could directly collect the microplastics below 20 micrometres without any consumables. This filter could also be used in waste water filtration process in different industry. For example: aquaculture farming, food processing plants. Micro PC's vision is to help microplastic remove from seafood and release non-plastic seafood in the future.