Skip to main content

Table 6 Occurrence of TOrCs in different water matrices

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

Compound WWTP 1a WWTP 1b WWTP 2 WWTP 3 DWTP 4  
  After GF After AS Dechlorinated final effluent After AAS GMF effluent After UV After bar screens After BNROD After sand filter After chlorination Influent PostF/S Post AS Dechlorinated final effluent Influent Post MF Post RO Post UV Sacramento River Colorado River Tucson GW
Volume Extracted (ml) 250 500 500 500 500 500 250 250 500 500 250 250 250 500 250 500 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
Pharmaceuticals                      
Carbamezapine 260 230 230 270 270 260 580 470 460 400 1620 1760 580 590 180 190 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 1 <0.5
Diclofenac 96 <15 <15 78 34 <15 830 530 420 14 340 370 280 260 120 70 <8 <8 <8 <8 <8
Diltiazem NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 280 280 130 59 240 140 75 73 <2 <2 <2
Diphenhydramine 1620 1480 1090 280 320 310 25 15 27 <7 <73 <19 <9 <5 470 420 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Fluoxetine 160 32 57 41 44 24 79 38 23 34 88 110 89 84 <9 <7 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Gemfibrozil 2750 2380 2190 36 38 37 >6000 400 230 190 5550 5300 75 120 680 540 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Ibuprofen >6000 1810 1590 41 41 52 >6000 50 <50 <30 3780 3410 <15 <15 180 120 <15 <15 <15 <15 <15
Meprobamate 1600 650 480 680 670 610 597 421 570 190 690 540 340 280 375 360 <3 <3 <3 3 <3
Naproxen >6000 550 300 11 10 4 >6000 114 28 6 4740 4170 24 30 970 460 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Primidone 200 180 190 170 170 160 1120 620 580 580 370 370 300 300 <20 <8 <4 <4 <4 <4 <3
Sulfamethoxazole 2290 840 1130 1630 1510 990 6080 3910 3010 39 4040 3280 1640 860 590 590 1 1 1 5 <1
Trimethoprim 1110 930 850 130 130 130 1370 30 12 <2 1510 1420 280 200 830 810 <0.5 <0.5 <0.5 1 <0.5
Personal-care Products
Benzophenone 6300 2320 1710 650 380 300 4540 310 310 220 1670 1640 340 250 880 280 150 130 114 15 21
Bisphenol A 640 140 320 <90 <80 <40 350 20 57 36 240 240 30 <25 69 <20 <20 <20 <20 <20 <20
Caffeine 12000 340 490 6 5 15 6000 22 10 <8 13680 11320 12 12 11 10 <3 <3 4 14 <3
DEET 3570 540 630 46 45 44 2250 190 170 160 700 350 110 130 93 220 <3 <3 5 5 3
Sucralose 32000 23000 15000 15600 14400 13500 9000 8170 7570 7950 23000 21000 19000 19000 25000 23000 38 34 47 620 <31
TCEP 780 690 650 380 350 330 550 330 320 260 630 460 400 370    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
TCPP 1650 2900 3040 2970 2760 2380 5670 3870 3410 2910 2000 2040 2080 2050 730 1060 <3 <3 11 9 3
Triclocarban 330 31 42 62 96 38 740 200 68 110 580 520 120 9 50 87 <2 <2 <2 <2 <2
Triclosan 2250 440 162 85 71 28 4640 103 69 15 1790 2000 52 29 <39 <13 <6 <6 <6 <6 <6
Perfluorinated compounds
PFBA <7 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <32 <19 <4 <3 NA NA NA NA 10 9 7 <3 <3 <3 <3
PFBS 17 10 9 13 14 10 24 9 8 5 <5 <4 <3 <3 <3 <2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
PFOA 9 7 9 11 45 24 0 46 49 60 <40 <31 <21 <10 <4 <2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
PFOS 1080 200 190 5 3 2 460 3 2 4 16 9 10 9 530 290 200 <1 <1 <1 <1
PFDA <13 <8 <7 <7 <7 <6 <11 <10 <10 <5 <12 <10 <10 <10 <12 <6 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
PFHxDA <3 <2 <2 <2 <2 <2 <6 <4 <4 <1 <11 <10 <9 <9 <3 <2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Glucocorticoid                      
Dexamethasone 19 <14 <10 <22 <14 <10 94 <77 <26 <18 <61 <11 <7 <6 <44 <20 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Hydrocortisone <20 <12 <11 <48 <11 <11 NA <150 <64 <46 <17 <15 <7 <5 <90 <50 <4 <4 <4 7 <5
Prednisone <165 <61 20 <61 <59 <28 59 NA NA NA NA <30 <25 <25 <700 <200 <25 <25 <25 <25 <25
Triamcinolone <55 <23 <21 <27 <21 <21 24 <14 <12 <7 <61 <54 <26 <12 <200 <80 <7 <7 <7 <7 <6
Pesticides                      
Atrazine <10 <9 <2 <2 <2 <2 <20 <3 <2 <2 <3 <2 <2 <1 <19 <6 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Simazine <21 <3 <2 <3 <3 <2 <40 <6 4 3 <6 <4 <2 <2 <38 <12 <2 <2 <2 2 <2
Androgen                      
Testosterone 14 <2 <2 15 14 <2 15 4 3 <2 <11 <8 <5 <2 9 9 <1 <1 <1 <2 <1
Progestin                      
Norethistrone <19 <16 <5 <5 <4 <2 100 6 <5 <5 <30 <7 <3 <2 <18 <7 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Norgestrel 93 10 8 18 5 4 19 6 7 3 620 230 <3 <2 110 110 <4 <4 <3 <3 <3
  1. Attached excel file to be placed in main text.
  2. NA Not analyzed.