Master of Science
Karen D'Arcy, Ph.D.
Stephen Kent, M.B.A.
Joong-Won Shin, Ph.D.
Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP) in surface waters is a worldwide concern. Effluent from waste water treatment plants have tested positive for PPCP. Method development for a liquid chromatographic method was derived using columns with fused core technology. Analysis of spiked samples as direct injection and after solid phase extraction indicated detection of acetaminophen, caffeine, bisphenol-A and triclosan. Confirmation of acetaminophen, caffeine, bisphenol-A and triclosan was achieved using Agilent 1100 HPLC with Agilent MST Trap XCT. Solid phase extraction using Oasis HLB indicated reproducibility at 0.05ppm.
Ruelas, Victoria, "Method Development and Analysis for Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Surface Water" (2014). All Capstone Projects. 5.