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Multi-year inter-laboratory exercises for the analysis of illicit drugs and metabolites in wastewater : development of a quality control system
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Thirty-seven laboratories from 25 countries present the development of an inter-laboratory testing scheme for the analysis of seven illicit drug residues in standard solutions, tap- and wastewater. Almost 10 000 concentration values were evaluated: triplicates of up to five samples and 26 laboratories per year. The setup was substantially improved with experiences gained across the six repetitions (e.g. matrix type, sample conditions, spiking levels). From this, (pre-)analytical issues (e.g. pH adjustment, filtration) were revealed for specific analytes which resulted in formulation of best-practice protocols for inter-laboratory setup and analytical procedures. The results illustrate the effectiveness of the interlaboratory setup to assess laboratory performance in the framework of wastewater-based epidemiology. The exercise proved that measurements of laboratories were of high quality (>80% satisfactory results for six out of seven analytes) and that analytical follow-up is important to assist laboratories in improving robustness of wastewater-based epidemiology results. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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English
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Trends in analytical chemistry. - Amsterdam
Publication
Oxford : Elsevier sci ltd, 2018
ISSN
0165-9936
Volume/pages
103(2018), p. 34-43
ISI
000435751200003
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UAntwerpen
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The rise and threat of new psychoactive substances: integrated research to obtain evidence-based information on their properties and actual use.
SOLUTIONS: Solutions for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management
Assessing population health from exposure to tobacco-specific carcinogens in Belgium using an innovative wastewater-based epidemiology approach (APOLLO).
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Last edited 06.09.2021
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