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Vol.2, No.2, 2023: pp.71-79



Jovan Rackov1
, Tamara Erceg2
, Milica Živković3,4
, Vesna Teofilović2

1 University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Protection, Novi Sad, Serbia
2University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technology Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
3University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biology and Ecology, Novi Sad, Serbia
4University Educons, Faculty of Environmental Protection, Sremska Kamenica, Serbia

Received: 4 January 2023
Revised: 25 April 2023
Accepted: 29 May 2023
Published: 30 June 2023


Modern life and contemporary materials have brought ubiquitous microplastic particles into our surroundings. Many researchers have focused their research towards investigating sources, pathways, toxic effects and mitigation possibilities of microplastic pollution. One of the most abundant types of microplastics is microplastic fibers, mainly released from synthetic clothes. This study investigates the possibility of identifying microplastic fibers released from textiles during the laundry washing cycle by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Microplastic fibers released from some types of synthetic clothes during the laundry washing cycle at 40°C were collected and analyzed. Thanks to FTIR spectroscopy, it has been proven that a certain amount of microplastics is separated every time synthetics are washed.


Microplastic fibers, polymers, clothes, FTIR analysis, textile industry, environment


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J. Rackov, T. Erceg, M. Živković, V. Teofilović, Spectroscopic Analysis of Microplastic Fibers Released During Laundry Washing Cycle. Advanced Engineering Letters, 2(2), 2023: 71–79.

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Rackov, J., Erceg, T., Živković, M., & Teofilović, V. (2023). Spectroscopic Analysis of Microplastic Fibers Released During Laundry Washing Cycle. Advanced Engineering Letters2(2), 71–79.

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Jovan, Rackov, Tamara Erceg, Milica Živković, and Vesna Teofilović, 2023. “Spectroscopic Analysis of Microplastic Fibers Released During Laundry Washing Cycle.Advanced Engineering Letters 2 (2): 71–79.

Rackov, J., Erceg, T., Živković, M. and Teofilović, V. (2023). Spectroscopic Analysis of Microplastic Fibers Released During Laundry Washing Cycle. Advanced Engineering Letters, 2(2), pp.71–79. doi: 10.46793/adeletters.2023.2.2.4