Determining changes in new psychoactive substance use in Australia by wastewater analysis.

  title={Determining changes in new psychoactive substance use in Australia by wastewater analysis.},
  author={Richard Bade and Jason M. White and Lynn Nguyen and Benjamin J. Tscharke and Jochen F Mueller and Jake William O'Brien and Kevin V. Thomas and Cobus Gerber},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},

Occurrence and Transformation of Ephedrine/Pseudoephedrine and Methcathinone in Wastewater in China.

Previous wastewater-based epidemiology studies on methcathinone (MC), a controlled substance in many countries, attributed its occurrence in wastewater to its misuse. However, such attribution did

Investigation of Biotransformation Products of p-Methoxymethylamphetamine and Dihydromephedrone in Wastewater by High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry

There is a paucity of information on biotransformation and stability of new psychoactive substances (NPS) in wastewater. Moreover, the fate of NPS and their transformation products (TPs) in

Systematic Evaluation of the In-Sample Stability of Selected Pharmaceuticals, Illicit Drugs, and Their Metabolites in Wastewater.

Fitting of pseudo-first-order kinetics and the Arrhenius equation was used to develop a multistage transformation estimation model combined with an interactive tool to evaluate possible transformation scenarios of selected biomarkers for the processes from sampling to preanalysis.



Investigating the appearance of new psychoactive substances in South Australia using wastewater and forensic data.

Investigation of the changing landscape of NPS use on a community scale by combining wastewater analysis and forensic toxicology in Adelaide, South Australia found temporal trends were found in wastewater with distinct tendencies for synthetic cathinones visible over the period studied.

Screening new psychoactive substances in urban wastewater using high resolution mass spectrometry

An analytical approach for NPS identification and measurement in urban wastewater and for estimating their use in the population is outlined and the first stability data on NPS is presented, to the best of the authors' knowledge.

Wastewater-Based Epidemiology To Monitor Synthetic Cathinones Use in Different European Countries.

It is demonstrated that WBE can be a useful additional tool to monitor the use of NPS in a population by investigating the presence of 17 synthetic cathinones in four European countries for the first time.