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Analysis of Illicit Drugs in Wastewater Using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ionization-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-MS/MS)

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Consumption of illicit drugs is considered to be a global socioeconomic burden of adverse ecological and public health. Proper identification and quantification of trace level residues of illicit drugs in wastewater allow for an estimation of drug usage in a community, the amount of drug discharge into the environment, and the overall fate of drugs in the environment. This chapter provides a procedural detail of the determination of select illicit drugs and their metabolites in wastewater, suspended particulate matter, and sewage sludge using high-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry.

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  • HPLC
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Illicit drugs
  • Wastewater
  • Sewage sludge
  • Analytical method

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Foppe, K.S., Subedi, B. (2018). Analysis of Illicit Drugs in Wastewater Using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ionization-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-ESI-MS/MS). In: Musah, R. (eds) Analysis of Drugs of Abuse. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1810. Humana Press, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-8579-1_16

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