Seaspray plays an important role in marine ecosystems. Aerosol samplers can collect sea spray aerosol in a fast and efficient manner for further use and analysis in the lab.
The aerosol samplers are mobile and can be easily used in the field. The flow rate can be manually adjusted to mimic realistic environmental conditions of aerosol deposition.
The Ghent University Laboratory for Environmental Toxicology (GhEnToxLab) has a strong background in marine research, focussing on ecological and ecotoxicological approaches to assess potential impacts on marine ecosystems. GhEnToxLab is a leading expert on microplastics research in the marine environment. The group offers state-of-the-art facilities for microplastic research, including imaging facilities. GhEnToxLab also has expertise in vitro testing with cell lines as an animal friendly research approach to assess effects of natural and anthropgenic products in the marine environment.