From left, Oliver McRae, James "Jacy" Bird, an ENG associate professor and Lena Dubitsky have been studying what bubbles can teach us about how microplastics, viruses, and bacteria aerosolize. Bird just put out a paper on his findings. The team worked in the lab, Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Photo by Jake Belcher

New Bubble Popping Theory Could Help Track Ocean Pollution and Viruses

BU engineers find why some particles—like microplastics—get concentrated and aerosolized by bursting bubbles, while others don’t

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Overhead shot of the indoor track at the BU Track and Tennis Center. The shot shows bustling activity during the annual David Hemery Valentine Invitational, as runners are shown racing on the track, pole vaulters and high jumpers are on the green infield, and people spectate in the stands.
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Photo: Journalism student, Sahika Aydinol (COM'24) is shown posing against a stack of books in a library. A young white woman wearing a beige dress and faux leather jacket stands with hands behind back in a library/archive.
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