A rapid LC/MS/MS method for the detection of trace organic compounds in wastewater using direct aqueous injection and only 80 µL of sample has been used to identify a set of 20 indicator compounds for their presence in wastewater effluent. Cycle time was less than 14 minutes, and the method reporting limits (MRLs) of most compounds were from 3 to 39 ng/L. Matrix effects were less than 30 % for most compounds, and intra- and inter-day variation for all but one of the 20 indicator compounds was <5 % as well.
Publication number: 5991-6114EN.pdf
Publication Date: October 1, 2015