uFTIR: An R package to process hyperspectral images of environmental samples captured with μFTIR microscopes

Fabio Corradini*, Nicolas Beriot, Esperanza Huerta-Lwanga, Violette Geissen

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Abstract

uFTIR is an R package that implements an automatic approach to analyze μFTIR hyperspectral images with a strong focus on microplastic recognition in environmental samples. The package performs image classification using a Spectral Angle Mapper algorithm in a library search approach. It interacts with other R packages used for spectral analysis. It exports its output as raster and vector files that can be post-processed in common Geographical Information Systems software. The package was designed around the principles of modular development, compatibility, and open-source software. We hope our contribution will serve researchers to size the occurrence of microplastics in ecosystems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100857
JournalSoftwareX
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Hyperspectral images
  • IR microscopy
  • Microplastics
  • Plastic pollution

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