16. Assessing Illicit Drug Consumption by Wastewater Analysis: History, Potential, and Limitation of a Novel Approach

  1. Sara Castiglioni,
  2. Ettore Zuccato and
  3. Roberto Fanelli
  1. Ettore Zuccato and
  2. Sara Castiglioni

Published Online: 18 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118000816.ch16

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

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

How to Cite

Zuccato, E. and Castiglioni, S. (2011) Assessing Illicit Drug Consumption by Wastewater Analysis: History, Potential, and Limitation of a Novel Approach, in Illicit Drugs in the Environment: Occurrence, Analysis, and Fate Using Mass Spectrometry (eds S. Castiglioni, E. Zuccato and R. Fanelli), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118000816.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan, Italy

Author Information

  1. Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470529546

Online ISBN: 9781118000816

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Keywords:

  • illicit drug consumption assessment, by wastewater analysis - potential and limitation of novel approach;
  • new approach, based on chemical analysis of wastewater - drug residues, analytical targets for ID monitoring in wastewater;
  • ID consumption estimates, by wastewater analysis - in Milan, Lugano and London, and population surveys in Italy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Method of Calculation

  • Results and Discussion

  • References