Doctoral Dissertations


Ruipu Mu

Keywords and Phrases

Explosives; Halo-Nitro Methane; LC-MS/MS; PPCPs; Removal; Screening Study


"Water is a very crucial natural resource for human. The increasing number of contaminants detected in water bodies has drawn considerable increasing attention over the last decade. There are numerous emerging environmental contaminants which may cause serious health issues. The recent occurrence studies of these contaminants show both industrial and household activity introduction of chemicals into water resources. These various sources result in a large variety of chemicals such as explosives, pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) and disinfection byproducts detected in water worldwide. Due to the relatively low contaminant concentrations, development of new and improved detection methods along with occurrence studies have been an active research area in the past decade. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or other organizations, does not have valid methods for many of the listed contaminants. In order to meet the detection needs and screening studies, this research focused on LC-MS/MS or GC-MS method development, validation and utilization of these techniques for water analysis of different classes of emerging environmental contaminants. In addition, removal efficiency studies were also evaluated for some contaminants"--Abstract, page iv.


Ma, Yinfa

Committee Member(s)

Shi, Honglan
Winiarz, Jeffrey
Nam, Paul Ki-souk
Burken, Joel G. (Joel Gerard)



Degree Name

Ph. D. in Chemistry


Leonard Wood Institute
Missouri. Department of Natural Resources
City of Tulsa
Missouri University of Science and Technology. Environmental Research Center


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date


Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Fast separation and quantification method for nitroguanidine and 2, 4-dinitroanisole by ultrafast liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
  • Study on determination and screening of Halo-Nitro Methane in Missouri and Tulsa drinking water system
  • Detection, occurrence, and comprehensive removal of selected pharmaceuticals in Missouri drinking water


xiii, 99 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references.


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Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type




Subject Headings

Emerging contaminants in water -- Detection
Pollutants -- Detection
Environmental toxicology
Liquid chromatography
Tandem mass spectrometry
Gas chromatography

Thesis Number

T 11150

Electronic OCLC #


Included in

Chemistry Commons