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Common protocol of action for monitoring illicit drugs in wastewater

Summary: 

In 2010, a Europe-wide network (SCORE - Sewage analysis CORe group - Europe) was established to standardize the wastewater analysis approach and to coordinate international studies through the creation of a common protocol of action. Following the success of an initial study in 19 European cities, a demonstration programme was undertaken in 2012 covering 23 cities from 11 European countries in 2012.

This document presents the common protocol of action based on the current understanding of best-practice regarding sample collection, storage and analytical procedure as developed within the SCORE network.

Main subject: 

methodology

Additional information: 

This document is not available elsewhere but the link to the SCORE website is provided here as a convenience.