Impact of wastewaters and hospital effluents on the occurrence of controlled substances in surface waters.

@article{Lin2010ImpactOW,
  title={Impact of wastewaters and hospital effluents on the occurrence of controlled substances in surface waters.},
  author={Angela Yu-Chen Lin and Xiao-huan Wang and Cheng-Fang Lin},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2010},
  volume={81 5},
  pages={562-70}
}
We have investigated the occurrence of controlled drugs in two rivers, two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and five hospital effluents in Taipei, Taiwan, and report here the concentrations of controlled drugs used as prescription medication or drugs of abuse. Of the target drugs, morphine, codeine, methamphetamines and ketamine were observed in significant quantities in hospital effluents, with maximum concentrations of 1240, 378, 260 and 206 ng L(-1), respectively. The other six compounds… CONTINUE READING

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