An artificial sweetener and pharmaceutical compounds as co-tracers of urban wastewater in groundwater.

@article{Stempvoort2013AnAS,
  title={An artificial sweetener and pharmaceutical compounds as co-tracers of urban wastewater in groundwater.},
  author={Dale R Van Stempvoort and James W Roy and Josey Grabuski and Susan J. Brown and Greg Bickerton and Ed Sverko},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2013},
  volume={461-462},
  pages={348-59}
}
Groundwater in urban areas can be affected by numerous wastewater sources. Distinguishing these sources can facilitate better management of urban water resources and wastewater, and protection of urban aquatic environments. A single wastewater tracer, even if ideal (i.e. low background levels, non-reactive, low detection limits, etc.), would be unable to accomplish this task. Here, we investigated the potential advantages of using a suite of anthropogenic chemicals as co-tracers to distinguish… CONTINUE READING