The Effects Of Drugs Of Abuse On The Environment Essay

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Introduction
The use of drugs of abuse has become an increasing problem throughout the world. Drugs of abuse range from anything to illegal drugs such as cocaine, misuse of prescriptions or even nicotine. Drugs of abuse are more than just harmful to a person’s health, they also have an impact the environment, including water treatment processes. The purpose of these experiments is to identify the compounds in aquatic samples from various places throughout the world. Verifying these compounds is crucial in determining how drugs of abuse effect the environment.
Ultraperformance Liquid Chromatography- Tandem Mass Spectrophotometry Analysis of Stimulatory Drugs of Abuse in Wastewater and Surface Waters1
Ultraperformance liquid chromatography is the best method for analyzing drugs of abuse in different substances including wastewater. Liquid chromatography reduces analysis time and increases efficiency. The purpose of this research, Ultra Ultraperformance Liquid Chromatography- Tandem Mass Spectrophotometry Analysis of Stimulatory Drugs of Abuse in Wastewater and Surface Waters, is to develop a method for Ultraperformance Liquid Chromatography of various synthetic drugs along with their metabolites. The newly established method was later related to estimation occurrences of synthetic drugs in water samples in northeast Spain.
In order to conduct this experiment, researchers collected 100mL samples from Catalonia (northeast Spain) and the Llobregat River, stored the samples in the…

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