Rossella Messina

Are we drinking plastic? That is the question Rosella Messina aims to answer with her research.

Microplastics have already been found in various brands of German beer, but no research has yet been carried out to ascertain whether our drinking water has been contaminated with these miniscule plastic particles. Rosella is going to change that. This Water Science and Management student plans to test our drinking water for the presence of micro and nanoplastics. In addition, she will test whether these particles can be removed from our drinking water with the water purification techniques we generally use.