Determination of Sulfonamide Antibiotics in Wastewater by Liquid Chromatography–Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Nov 08, 2007

Antibiotics are widely used in human and veterinary medicine for the prevention and treatment of bacterial infectious diseases. An important but often disregarded aspect of antibiotic use is the fate of antibiotic residues entering the environment.1 Pharmaceutical industry wastewater, improperly-disposed of unused antibiotics, and non-metabolized antibiotics excreted by humans can all enter the sewer system in low concentrations.