Matthew Currell is Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at RMIT University and a leading researcher in the field of hydrogeology and geochemistry. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, been cited more than 2000 times, and has served on the editorial board of the Hydrogeology Journal.
It is often very difficult to distinguish the true source of wastewater contamination, especially where wastewater treatment plants are located in agricultural areas. Robust and sensitive techniques are needed to characterize impacts where there are multiple potential sources. This study analyzed a variety of synthetic chemicals using LC–QQQ–MS to generate unique fingerprints of pollution.