Determination of steroid hormones in somes river water by solid phase microextraction and gas chromatography - mass spectrometry

Lacrimioara Senila, Mirela Miclean, Cecilia Roman, Cornelia Majdik, Gyula Záray

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In this study, the occurrence of steroid hormones in Somes River was evaluated. The water samples were collected downstream of municipal sewage treatment plant of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The used method was based on solid-phase microextraction (SPME), on-fiber silylation and, final, analysis by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The target compounds were estrone and beta-estradiol and were detected in wastewater effluent and river water. The values of target compounds in water samples were in the range of 0.010-0.080 μg/l.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-186
Number of pages8
JournalStudia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Chemia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009



  • GC-MS
  • SPME
  • Steroid hormones

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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