Analyzing the Impact of a Music Festival on Local Environment

January 8, 2015
Bethany Degg
The Column

Volume 11, Issue 1

Spring Scream is one of the largest music festivals held in Taiwan, and is reported to be associated with drug abuse and addiction.

Spring Scream is one of the largest music festivals held in Taiwan, and is reported to be associated with drug abuse and addiction. A new study to be published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology presents the investigation of 30 targeted emerging contaminants (ECs) in the local environment using solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (SPE–LC–MS–MS).1 Samples of wastewater influent and effluent were collected before, during, and after the festival. The authors found that seasonal variations were observed with higher concentrations of ECs in April during the festival.- B.D.

Reference

J-J. Jiang, C-L. Lee, M-D. Fang, B-W. Tu, and Y-J. Liang,
Environmental Science and Technology DOI: 10.1021/es503944e (2014).