Mira Petrovic obtained her PhD in Chemistry from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia. She joint ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) as research professor in 2005. Since July 2011 at the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Girona, Spain as the responsible for the research line “Pollutants in wastewater”.
Her main expertise is in the field of analytical environmental chemistry, specifically chemical analysis of trace organic contaminants, such as pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting compounds and surfactants by advanced mass spectrometric techniques (liquid chromatography-tandem and hybrid MS) and the study of their fate and behaviour in the aquatic environment and during wastewater and drinking water treatment.
She has published more than 150 papers in SCI journals (Hirsch Index 48), edited 7 books and published 34 book chapters. She is included in the ISI Highly Cited in the fields of Chemistry and Environment/Ecology.
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Mira Petrovic, Methodological challenges of multi-residue analysis of pharmaceuticals in environmental sample, TrEAC-Trends Environ. Anal. Chem. 1 (2014) 25–33
Meritxell Gros, Mira Petrovic, Antoni Ginebreda, Damià Barcelo, Removal of pharmaceuticals during wastewater treatment and environmental risk assessment using hazard indexes, Environ. International. 36 (2010) 15–26
Aleksandra Jelic, Francesco Fatone, Silvia Di Fabio, Mira Petrovic, Franco Cecchi, Damia Barcelo, Tracing pharmaceuticals in a municipal plant for integrated wastewater and organic solid waste treatment, Sci. Total Environ 433, (2012) 352-361
Meritxell Gros, Mira Petrović and Damià Barceló, Tracing pharmaceutical residues of different therapeutic classes in environmental waters by using Liquid chromatography/Quadrupole-Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry and automated library searching, Anal. Chem. 81 (2009) 898-912