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

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIllicit Drugs in the Environment: Occurrence, Analysis, and Fate Using Mass Spectrometry
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780470529546
Publication statusPublished - Jan 18 2011


  • ID consumption estimates, by wastewater analysis-in Milan, Lugano and London, and population surveys in Italy
  • 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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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