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Table 5 Percent recovery of isotopically labeled standards in different water matrixes (n = 6)

From: Ultra high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry for rapid analysis of trace organic contaminants in water

Compound Ultrapure water (1000 ml) Surface water (1000 ml) WWTP effluent (250 ml)
  Recovery (%) RSD (%) Recovery (%) RSD (%) Recovery (%) RSD (%)
Carbamezapine d10 77 4.4 79 2.6 70 4.9
Caffeine 13C3 79 4.7 76 3.2 56 4.5
Trimethoprim d3 67 4.2 66 3.1 41 6.4
Sucralose d6 65 5.9 31 3.3 16 4.0
Primidone d5 81 3.1 71 4.0 74 4.3
Sulfamethoxazole 13C6 80 3.6 30 4.6 28 6.6
Atrazine d5 70 3.1 59 4.1 64 3.9
Fluoxetine d5 40 8.3 35 6.8 40 10.7
DEET d6 60 9.2 70 6.8 75 10.8
PFBA 13C4 15 2.1 13 3.4 10 5.2
Naproxen 13C1d3 87 4.5 94 3.6 75 6.2
Diclofenac 13C6 48 1.5 30 7.5 31 14.5
Ibuprofen d3 86 6.5 103 4.7 90 6.5
PFOA 13C4 90 3.1 115 14.3 104 0.3
Bisphenol A 13C12 92 6.9 70 7.8 83 11.0
Gemfibrozil d6 86 3.1 94 4.6 117 4.9
PFOS 13C4 83 4.2 78 7.7 81 5.7
Triclocarban 13C6 61 7.5 63 3.3 54 5.7
Triclosan d3 122 4.5 81 3.9 68 5.1