A microchip model visualizes the interaction of microorganisms with soil carbon and microplastics

The purpose of the project is to further develop our microfabrication model of the sub-terrane to understand how the soil’s microorganisms are affected by the soil’s microstructures and microplastics, and how they in turn affect the soil’s carbon turnover. The goal, based on this new knowledge, is to be able to change our way of cultivating the land so that we maximize carbon capture and minimize emissions to prevent global warming. By understanding the harmful effects of microplastics on the ground, we also want to be able to minimize them.