Oliver Jones is Professor of Analytical Chemistry at RMIT University. His research expertise is in the field of analytical biological and environmental chemistry with interdisciplinary applications in biology, environmental science, water technology, and forensic science. He is particularly interested in tracking the fate and behaviour of pollutants in the environment.
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.