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29 October 2016

review: Mass spectrometric strategies for the investigation of biomarkers of illicit drug use in wastewater

Felix Hernandez, Sara Castiglioni, Adrian Covaci, Pim de Voogt, Erik Emke, Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Christoph Ort, Malcolm Reid, Juan V. Sancho, Kevin V. Thomas, Alexander L.N. van Nuijs, Ettore Zuccato and Lubertus Bijlsma.

The article focuses on the potential of high-resolution mass spectrometry. Different approaches for target and non-target analysis are discussed, and the interest to perform experiments under laboratorycontrolled conditions, as a complementary tool to investigate related compounds (e.g., minor metabolites and/or transformation products in wastewater) is treated. The article ends  up with the trends and future perspectives in this field from the authors’ point of view.

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14 October 2016

Webinar by Malcolm Reid: Introduction to wastewater based epidemiology

The utility of municipal wastewater analysis for drug epidemiology, food safety and environmental monitoring: From targeted analysis of biomarkers to non-target screening.

KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Understand the field and application of wastewater-based epidemiology Discover the analytical techniques and technology that are essential for the analysis of biomarker in wastewater. Learn about future directions and analytical methods currently in development

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16 March 2016

Interview with Kevin Thomas on the radio

“Europewide testing of public wastewater gets underway”FRONT-insights-WBE-EMCDDA

Interview with Kevin Thomas on the radio “RTE radio 1 Morning Ireland” Kevin Thomas, of the SCORE group, discusses the use of wastewater analysis to detect illicit drug use across Europe

Here you can listen on the website of the radio station  Alternatively you can download the interview as mp3 here

More background information can be found here on the EMCDDA website.

 

 

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20 October 2014

Wastewater profiling for monitoring drug use and community health

Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Lubertus Bijlsma, Sara Castiglioni, Adrian Covaci, Pim de Voogt, Erik Emke, Félix Hernández, Christoph Ort, Malcolm Reid, Alexander L.N. van Nuijs, Kevin V. Thomas. Environmental Industry Magazine/issue 33/page 145

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17 October 2014

Wastewater-based epidemiology for public health monitoring

Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Lubertus Bijlsma, Sara Castiglioni, Adrian Covaci, Pim de Voogt, Erik Emke, Félix Hernández, Christoph Ort, Malcolm Reid, Alexander L.N. van Nuijs, Kevin V. Thomas. :  Water & Sewerage Journal 4/2014 p25-26

This article was published in the Water & Sewerage Journal and the PDF can be downloaded here

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26 August 2014

Success of rogue online pharmacies: sewage study of sildenafil in the Netherlands

Bastiaan J Venhuis, Pim de Voogt, Erik Emke, Ana Causanilles, Peter H J Keizers. Brit. Med. J. 2014;349:g4317

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16 July 2014

Spatial differences and temporal changes in illicit drug use in Europe quantified by wastewater analysis

Christoph Ort, Alexander L. N. van Nuijs, Jean-Daniel Berset, Lubertus Bijlsma, Sara Castiglioni, Adrian Covaci, Pim de Voogt, Erik Emke, Despo Fatta-Kassinos, Paul Griffiths, Félix Hernández, Iria González-Mariño, Roman Grabic, Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Nicola Mastroianni, Axel Meierjohann, Thomas Nefau, Marcus Östman, Yolanda Pico, Ines Racamonde, Malcolm Reid, Jaroslav Slobodnik, Senka Terzic, Nikolaos Thomaidis & Kevin V. Thomas. Addiction

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24 December 2012

Evaluation of uncertainties associated with the determination of community drug use through the measurement of sewage drug biomarkers

Castiglioni, S., Bijlsma, L., Covaci, A., Emke, E., Hernández, F., Reid, M., Ort, C., Thomas, K.V., Van Nuijs, A.L., and de Voogt, P. (2013). Environmental Science & Technology 47, 1452-1460.

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16 July 2012

Comparing illicit drug use in 19 European cities through sewage analysis

Kevin V Thomas, Lubertus Bijlsma, Sara Castiglioni, Adrian Covaci, Erik Emke, Roman Grabic, Félix Hernández, Sara Karolak, Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, Richard H Lindberg, Miren Lopez de Alda, Axel Meierjohann, Christoph Ort, Yolanda Pico, José B Quintana, Malcolm Reid, Jörg Rieckermann, Senka Terzic, Alexander LN van Nuijs, Pim de Voogt. Science of the Total Environment 432, 432-439.

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