The 8700 LDIR Chemical Imaging System
8700 LDIR Chemical Imaging System
The 8700 LDIR systems fully automated microplastics workflows are ideally suited to the analysis of microplastic particles in environmental samples, food, and more. By processing samples in minutes or hours, not days, the 8700 LDIR allows a higher sample throughout with minimal operator intervention. This can reduce costs and potential errors, and give you the results you need, fast.
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- Highly automated workflows allow you to locate, describe and identify microplastics particles from a range of sample matrices.
- Ability to survey and image large sample areas and then interrogate smaller areas of interest in more detail without changing any optics.
- Fully controlled using Agilent Clarity software, simple load-and-go methods require minimal instrument interaction, and small footprint saves laboratory bench space.
- Inbuilt libraries for real-time spectral matching. Results are updated as spectral acquisition continues.
- Quantum cascade laser (QCL) and thermoelectrically cooled detectors eliminate the need for liquid nitrogen, reducing operating costs and simplifying maintenance.
- On-board ATR allows you to further interrogate unknown particles without removing the sample. Spectra can be exported to external libraries for confirmation of identity.
- Enables expert spectroscopists and trained technicians to analyze and characterize samples rapidly and accurately.
The Best Technologies for Microplastics Analysis
Comparing laser direct infrared (LDIR) imaging, GC/MS, FTIR, and Raman imaging as technologies for the analysis of microplastics in the environment and food chains.Learn More
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Best Practice for On-Filter Analysis of Microplastics Using Agilent 8700 Laser Direct Infrared Chemical Imaging System
This white paper describes the best practices for performing accurate on-filter microplastic analysis using the Agilent 8700 LDIR Chemical Imaging System.
- White Papers
- 19 Jan 2023
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Accurate Microplastic Analysis of Bottled Drinking Water Using the Agilent 8700 LDIR
This study demonstrates the use of the Agilent 8700 LDIR and Cary 630 FTIR to investigate the presence and source of microplastics in bottled drinking water.
- Application Notes
- 08 Feb 2023
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Characterization of Microplastics in Environmental Samples by Laser Direct Infrared Imaging
The chemical composition of microplastics was identified with the Agilent 8700 Laser Direct Infrared (LDIR) chemical imaging system. Ease-of-use and simplicity of creating a library with the Clarity LDIR instrument control software was also shown.
- Application Notes
- 24 Oct 2022
- 7.49 MB
- Application Notes
- White Papers
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8700 LDIR Long Term Shutdown and Startup Procedure
Long term shutdown procedure for the Agilent 8700 LDIR instruments
- Instruction Sheets
- 30 Apr 2020
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- A baseline for microplastic particle occurrence and distribution in Great Bay Estuary, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 170, 2021,112653 Learn More
- An innovative evaluation method based on polymer mass detection to evaluate the contribution of microfibers from laundry process to municipal wastewater, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 407, 2021, 124861 Learn More
- Are microplastics correlated to phthalates in facility agriculture soil?, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 412, 2021, 125164 Learn More
- Automated analysis of microplastics based on vibrational spectroscopy: Are we measuring the same metrics?, ChemRxiv. Cambridge: Cambridge Open Engage; 2021; This content is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed. Learn More
- Coastal ecosystem inventory with characterization and identification of plastic contamination and additives from aquaculture materials, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 167, 2021, 112286 Learn More
- Comparison of Detection Methods of Microplastics in Landfill Mineralized Refuse and Selection of Degradation Degree Indexes, Environmental Science & Technology 2021 55 (20), 13802-13811 Learn More
- Microplastic contamination of an unconfined groundwater aquifer in Victoria, Australia, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 802, 2022, 149727 Learn More
- Microplastic pollution alters forest soil microbiome, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 409, 2021, 124606 Learn More
- Microplastics in the Mississippi River and Mississippi Sound, James Cizdziel, Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute, 2020 Learn More
- Occurrence of Microplastic Pollution at Oyster Reefs and Other Coastal Sites in the Mississippi Sound, USA: Impacts of Freshwater Inflows from Flooding, Toxics 2020, 8, 35 Learn More
- Study on the discharge of microplastics via a waste water plant and potential abatement by using a water bubble curtain, KWR, March 2021 Learn More
Analytical Chemist, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Switzerland
Watch Lars discuss how LDIR enables imaging of large areas within minutes, rather than hours or days.View More
Microplastics Analysis Doesn't Need to Be So Hard
Microplastics in the environment are fast coming into focus as we begin to understand just how far these manmade products have made their way into ecosystems and food chains alike. The use of plastics has been growing for decades and now small plastic microbeads are also used in everyday products such as cosmetics, toothpaste, and personal care products. Contamination in our waterways, air and food (such as bottled water) from these microplastics (1 µm to 5 mm in size) is gaining significant public interest due largely to its emergence as an environmental and potential human health threat.
While regulators are trying to understand the extent and toxicity of the problem, researchers and analytical methods bodies are working towards standardized analytical solutions to best characterize these particles in terms of chemical identity, size, shape, and total mass.
Raman spectroscopy and mid-infrared imaging using focal plane array (FPA) systems are the most common techniques for this work. While non-destructive and effective they are slow and cumbersome to use. FPA systems, for example, require multi-hour scan times to generate an image. Large quantities of data, full spectra for every pixel, are collected and frequently as much as 30 gigabytes of data must be analyzed to identify these microplastics. This takes many hours and requires a high level of analytical expertise.
There are however alternatives to these traditional techniques based on Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) technology, which provides a new approach in chemical imaging. In this webinar, we will explore how new QCL based chemical imaging systems can significantly simplify microplastics analysis through a rapid automated workflow.
Molecular Spectroscopy Webinar Curriculum
Molecular Spectroscopy Webinar Curriculum includes UV-Vis, UV-Vis-NIR, fluorescence, handheld and benchtop FTIR, and Raman systems for high performance and flexibility
Spectroscopy Digital Workshops & Bootcamps
Hone your lab skills, outside the lab, with our live, interactive series of virtual workshops and software bootcamps! Learn about the latest in software solutions for Spectroscopy, discuss the entire analytical process from method development to data analysis, and participate in live analytical runs with our experts. We hope these will prepare you for future hands-on events in the future.
Best Practice for On-Filter Analysis of Microplastics Using the Agilent 8700 Laser Direct Infrared (LDIR) Chemical Imaging System
To achieve accurate and reproducible analysis of microplastics, certain practical aspects should be considered. In this on-demand webinar, we highlight microplastic sample preparation in various matrices and examine best practice for performing accurate on-filter microplastic analysis using the Agilent 8700 LDIR Chemical Imaging System.
- 10 Feb 2023
Agilent Announces Enhanced 8700 LDIR Chemical Imaging System for Microplastics Analysis
The 8700 LDIR Chemical Imaging System has been further optimized for the analysis of microplastics in environmental samples. This newly improved package includes Clarity 1.5 software – a significant upgrade that advances the speed of analysis, enhances spectral acquisition, transformation, and library matching, and provides automated workflows for direct analysis of microplastics on a filter substrate. Read the press release to learn more.
- 03 Oct 2022
New Application Note Describes Rapid, Large-Area, On-Filter Analysis of Microplastics from Plastic Bottles Using Laser Direct Infrared Imaging
In this study, microplastics derived from polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles were analyzed on gold-coated membrane filters using the Agilent 8700 laser direct infrared (LDIR) chemical imaging system. The direct on-filter analysis of particles by the 8700 LDIR is suitable for the routine testing of microplastics in environmental samples.
- 20 Jun 2022