We study the flow physics underlying the recently developed remote sensing capability of detecting oceanic microplastics, which is based on the measurable surface roughness reduction induced by the presence of microplastics/surfactant on the ocean surface. In particular, we will conduct wave tank experiments to quantify and understand the effects of microplastics/surfactant on water surface roughness.
Funding: $30K (2022)
Goal: Quantify the influence of microplastics/surfactant on ocean surface roughness for remote sensing applications
Token Investors: Yulin Pan, Chris Ruf
Project ID: 1009