NAIT, Inter Pipeline begin collaborative research on microplastics

January 11, 2021

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Inter Pipeline are collaborating on two applied research projects on microplastics. The collaboration, which is conducted through the Plastics Research in Action (PRIA) initiative’s $10M research partnership, will see two projects conducted in the North Saskatchewan River: The Microplastics Project, which is focused on identifying and monitoring microplastic levels in water and sediment samples, and the Plastics Blending Project, which will test technologies to convert plastic waste into a wax product for use in asphalt. “Our research will contribute to the body of knowledge around this emerging science and help develop solutions in addressing the issues of microplastics in our environments,” said Dr Paolo Mussone, NAIT Applied Bio/Nanotechnology Industrial Research Chair. CBC | Globe and Mail (Subscription required) | NAIT (AB)