F-Search MPs 2.1 Software for Microplastics Analysis

Analytical software for microplastics analysis


What is F-Search MPs 2.1?

F-Search MPs 2.1 allows users to easily identify and quantify unknown microplastics in the environment. It consists of a sophisticated search program with mass spectral libraries of pyrolyzates. The software is used with the data obtained by pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The analytical procedures are very easy and straightforward.


What are some of the benefits of F-Search MPs 2.1?

One of the benefits of F-Search MPs 2.1 is that it enables identification of polymers accurately based on pyrolyzates information. The powerful software also enables the creation of calibration curves for the registered polymers (ISTD or ESTD) automatically based on the analytical results from the reference polymer mixture. Then, F-Search MPs 2.1 automatically performs quantification with the results instantly reported for the environmental microplastics.


What polymers are included in the F-Search MPs 2.1 library?

F-Search MPs 2.1 has a library that includes 12 of the most commonly used polymers. These include: Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polystyrene (PS), Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resin (ABS), Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) , Polycarbonate (PC), Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Polyurethane (PU: MDI type), Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), Nylon-6 (N6), Nylon-6,6 (N66).


Can I integrate my own polymer library with F-Search MPs 2.1?

Yes, users can create their own library of polymers and integrate it with F-Search MPs 2.1.


How does F-Search MPs 2.1 work?

There are four basic steps when using F-Search MPs 2.1 to identify unknown microplastics.

Step 1 – Adjustment of retention index (RI)
Step 2 – Create a calibration file (QFL)
Step 3 – Qualitative/quantitative analysis of actual microplastics analysis data
Step 4 – Interpretation/review of results


Learn more about Microplastics Analysis Using F-Search MPs and Pyrolysis-GC/MS:

VIDEO – Microplastics Analysis Using Pyrolysis-GC/MS

This short explainer video, we describe the importance of microplastics analysis and how scientists use vertical-furnace pyrolysis-GC/MS to identify and quantify unknown microplastic polymers.

E-BOOK – Microplastics Analysis Using Micro-Furnace Pyrolyzer and F-Search MPs

eBook features a compendium of application and technical notes demonstrating microplastics analysis using micro-furnace pyrolyzers.

WEBINAR – Quantification & Identification of Microplastics in Air Using Pyrolysis-GC/MS

Microplastics in air samples are identified and quantified using the powerful Pyrolysis-GC/MS technique, featuring a multi-mode, micro-furnace pyrolyzer and a powerful microplastic software engine.

ARTICLE – 5 Reasons Labs Use Pyrolysis for Microplastics Analysis

Microplastics has become a hot environmental topic and critical research area for many plastics manufacturers and product consumers.


Explore Frontier Pyrolyzer accessories and how they can enhance the capabilities of the Multi-Functional Pyrolysis Solution.
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