Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Quantitative Drug Surveillance System Development

This project aimed to develop the methodology and establish the feasibility of a drug-surveillance system based on quantifying illicit drugs, other drug-use indicators including metabolites and synthesis precursors, and human biomarkers in raw influent entering municipal wastewater treatment plants that process human waste.


Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW PI (UW ADAI)
Jennifer A. Field, PhD Co-Investigator (Oregon State University)

Fund Information

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Grant #: <1R21DA024800-01
Start: April 1, 2008
End: March 31, 2010
Status: completed

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