TITLE

Suitability of passive sampling for the monitoring of pharmaceuticals in Finnish surface waters

AUTHOR(S)
Lindholm-Lehto, Petra; Ahkola, Heidi; Knuutinen, Juha; Koistinen, Jaana; Lahti, Kirsti; Vahtera, Heli; Herve, Sirpa
PUB. DATE
September 2016
SOURCE
Environmental Science & Pollution Research;Sep2016, Vol. 23 Issue 18, p18043
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The occurrence of five pharmaceuticals, consisting of four anti-inflammatory and one antiepileptic drug, was studied by passive sampling and grab sampling in northern Lake Päijänne and River Vantaa. The passive sampling was performed by using Chemcatcher® sampler with a SDB-RPS Empore disk as a receiving phase. In Lake Päijänne, the sampling was conducted during summer 2013 at four locations near the discharge point of a wastewater treatment plant and in the years 2013 and 2015 at four locations along River Vantaa. The samples were analyzed by liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) in the multiple reaction monitoring mode. The concentrations of carbamazepine, diclofenac, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, and naproxen in Lake Päijänne determined by passive sampling ranged between 1.4-2.9 ng L, 15-35 ng L, 13-31 ng L, 16-27 ng L, and 3.3-32 ng L, respectively. Similarly, the results in River Vantaa ranged between 1.2-40 ng L, 15-65 ng L, 13-33 ng L, 16-31 ng L, and 3.3-6.4 ng L. The results suggest that the Chemcatcher passive samplers are suitable for detecting pharmaceuticals in lake and river waters.
ACCESSION #
118173452

 

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