Teresa Rocha-Santos, Armando Duarte (series vol. eds.), Elsevier, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2017, 302 p., hardcover, USD 191.25, ISBN 9780444638984, ebook, USD 191.25, ISBN 9780444638991

The book Characterization and Analysis of Microplastics, Volume 75 in the Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry series, presents the latest information on new and published analytical methodologies for the identification and quantification of microplastics. This series focuses on a variety of interesting topics surrounding the field of microplastics, with this new release in the series covering sampling and sample handing, the characterisation of microplastics by raman spectroscopy, and techniques for assessing the chemical compounds related to microplastics.

Readers will find a variety of useful information that includes morphological, physical and chemical characterisations, along with analytical techniques and future perspectives of analytical methodologies in this rapidly advancing field. The book includes a concise coverage of analytical techniques and applications, featuring clear diagrams to adequately support important topics. In addition, it includes real examples that illustrate applications of the analytical techniques on the sampling, characterication, and analysis of microplastics. The book is written for academics, researchers at the undergraduate level and above, including marine scientists, environmental scientists, analytical chemists, organic chemists, biochemists, biologists, polymer scientists, and toxicologists.