Illicit Drugs in the Environment: Occurrence, Analysis, and Fate Using Mass Spectrometry

Illicit Drugs in the Environment: Occurrence, Analysis, and Fate Using Mass Spectrometry

Editor(s): Sara Castiglioni, Ettore Zuccato, Roberto Fanelli

Published Online: 18 JAN 2011 09:25AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470529546

Online ISBN: 9781118000816

DOI: 10.1002/9781118000816

About this Book

Illicit drugs are an emerging class of environmental contaminants and mass spectrometry is the technique of choice for their analysis. This landmark reference discusses the analytical techniques used to detect illicit drugs in wastewater and surface water, details how to estimate the levels of contaminants in the environment, and explores the behavior, fate, and toxic effects of this new class of contaminants, now a ubiquitous presence in wastewater and surface water. The book details how an estimate of illicit drug consumption in a given population can be developed from an analysis of the residues of illicit drugs in wastewater. An important resource for analytical chemists, environmental researchers, forensic scientists, biologists, and toxicologists.

Table of contents

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  1. Section I: Introduction

  2. Section II: The Physiology of Illicit Drugs

  3. Section III: Mass Spectrometry in Illicit Drugs Detection and Measurement – Current and Novel Environmental Applications

    1. Chapter 5

      Determination of Illicit Drugs in the Water Cycle by LC–Orbitrap MS (pages 87–114)

      Pim de Voogt, Erik Emke, Rick Helmus, Pavlos Panteliadis and Jan A. van Leerdam

  4. Section IVA: Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Illicit Drugs in the Environment - Occurrence and Fate in Wastewater and Surface Water

  5. Section IVB: Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Illicit Drugs in the Environment - Illicit Drugs in Drinking Water

  6. Section IVC: Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Illicit Drugs in the Environment - Presence in Air and Suspended Particulate Matter

  7. Section V: Applications of Illicit Drug Analysis in the Environment

  8. Section VI: Conclusions

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