Free Lunch Seminars and Workshops

Free Lunch Seminars and Workshops

The Symposium Steering Committee has partnered with our vendor community to offer two free lunch seminars on Monday (otherwise you are on your own for lunch) and free evening workshop on Tuesday.  The Tuesday workshop will have light refreshments and snacks provided. While these events are free, attendance is limited to 85 for the lunch seminars and 45 for the Tuesday workshop and you must pre-register in order to attend.  A summary of each of these events, and a link to register are provided below.


Free Lunch Seminar with BUCHI Corporation


Monday,  
12:00 - 1:30
From Dirt to Data BUCHI Corporation discusses sample extraction, concentration and clean-up tasks to meet the challenges of demanding trace environmental analyses.  Learn how to optimize sample preparation, and then apply these techniques to your application. Explore BUCH’s solutions in an on-site live demonstration. https://www.regonline.com/TNI-BuchiSA


Free Lunch Seminar with Waters Corporation


Monday,  
12:00 - 1:30
Atmospheric Pressure Gas Chromatography (APGC) for the Analysis of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) The use of atmospheric pressure gas chromatography (APGC) for the analysis of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) has shown significant advantages over traditional GC-MS methods using electron ionization (EI).  The soft ionization methods employed with APGC result in higher abundance molecular ions leading to improvements in both sensitivity and selectivity for many analyses. The ability to apply APGC on mass spectrometer types including tandem quadrupoles, QTof and QTof hybrids that include ion mobility provides additional improvements to GC amenable analyses as well. The information presented in this session describes the use of an APGC source coupled to a Xevo TQ-S to analyze dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and brominated flame retardants (PDBEs). Data is shown demonstrating linearity, sensitivity and repeatability.https//www.regonline.https://www.regonline.com/TNI-WatersSA


Free Workshop with Bruker Daltonics


Tuesday,
4:30 – 7:00
Multiple Reaction Monitoring for EPA Methods:  Improving Data Quality and Workflow in the Environmental Laboratory
Laboratories are constantly challenged with the requirement of rapid turn-around-time from sample-to-report, while at the same time reduce cost and generate high quality legally defensible data. Current regulatory EPA semi-volatile organic methods specify gas chromatography with selective detectors or single quadrupole mass spectrometry (GC/MS)   as ‘determinative  techniques’ .  Many of these methods lack the specificity needed to detect target compounds in complex matrices and require experienced analysts to interpret results.  An example of the problem cited in Method 8081B, a GC/ECD method, Section 4.2:  “Interferences co-extracted from the samples will vary considerably from waste to waste. While general cleanup techniques are referenced or provided as part of this method, unique samples may require additional cleanup approaches to achieve desired degrees of discrimination and quantitation.”

GC/MS/MS techniques have excellent sensitivity and selectivity and can be applied to many EPA methods to overcome these issues.  Moreover, advances in instrumentation have made it easy for analysts to set up complex MRM methods and to reliably integrate and quantitate large sample sets. 
 
Examples of the application of GC/MS/MS to various EPA methods will be presented in terms of calibration, precision, accuracy, and method detection limits (MDLs).   A unique set of software tools, known as Compound Based Scanning (CBS) and Exception Based Data Review (EBDR) will clearly demonstrate easy set-up of the MRM acquisition parameters of the method, followed by advanced automated peak integration which greatly reduce the need for extensive analyst interaction with the final processed data.  https://www.regonline.com/TNI-BrukerSA