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

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

by Sara Castiglioni
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

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"It provides analytical techniques, explains why illicit drugs - a new class of contaminants - have become an environmental issue, and offers instruction in how to estimate the amount of contaminants in the environment and addresses their behavior and potential toxic effects." (Book News, 1 August 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118008997
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/14/2011
Series:
Wiley Series on Mass Spectrometry , #48
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
4 MB

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