Environmental Measurement Symposium

New Orleans, LA  •  August 2018


Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring
Celestin A
Session Chair(s): Bob Wyeth, Independent Consultant, and Tarun Anumol, Agilent

9:00A (Non)Targeted Method for Analysis of the Serum Exposome Using Atmospheric Pressure Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Karl Jobst, McMaster University
9:30Application of Chemical and Biological Techniques to Characterize the Organic Matter Within Environmental Buffers Receiving Wastewater Effluent
Juliana Ordine, University of Arizona
10:30Comparison of O-SPE and Using Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry for the Detection of Trace Organic Compounds in Surface Waters, Wastewater Effluents, and Advanced Treatment Effluents
Kevin Daniels, University of Arizona
11:00Detection of Nanoparticles in Edible Plant Tissues Exposed to Nano Copper Using Single Particle ICP-MS
Yuxiong Huang, University of California, Santa Barbara
11:30Transformation Products and Disinfection By-Products in Wastewater Impacted Drinking Water
Danielle Westerman, University of South Carolina

Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring
Celestin B
Session Chair(s): Earl Hansen, The NELAC Institute, and David Kennedy, Phenomenex, Inc.

1:30Ammonia Colorimetric Testing by Gas Diffusion on Segmented Flow Analyzers
Sarah Leibenguth, SEAL Analytical
2:00ATP Validation of COD Tests by MACHEREY-NAGEL – Experience Report on the Use of the New EPA Procedure for Method Defined Parameters
Christian Prokisch, MACHEREY-NAGEL
2:30Comparison of Analytical Techniques for the Determination of Various Types of Algal Toxins by LC-MS/MS
Agustin Pierri, Weck Laboratories
3:15Determination of Adsorbable Organic Halogen (AOX) in Wastewater Using Combustion Ion Chromatography
Kirk Chassaniol, Thermo Fisher Scientific
3:40The Future-Relevant Environmental Laboratory
Nirmela Arsem, East Bay MUD
4:05Utilizing Real-time Data to Compound Wins and Make Real Impacts
Mike Lunn, City of Grand Rapids, MI
4:30Why We Need a New Total Nitrogen Parameter and Methods for CWA Reporting
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical LLC

Microbial Monitoring in Ambient Water
Celestin C
Session Chair(s): Patsy Root, IDEXX Laboratories, and Debra Waller, New Jersey DEP

9:00Advances in Metagenomics for Characterizing Microbes in the Environment
Jason Dobranic, EMSL Analytical, Inc.
9:30Ambient Microbial Testing in the San Antonio River Watershed, a Three-Pronged Approach
Shaun Donovan, San Antonio River Authority
10:30Microbial Source Tracking (MST) Analyses in the Sasco Brook, Lower Farm River, and Goodwives River Watersheds
michael pascucilla, East Shore District Health Department
11:00Multi-Laboratory Validation of Methods 1642 and 1643 for Male-Specific and Somatic Coliphage in Fresh and Marine Recreational Waters and Wastewater Samples
Yildiz Chambers-Velarde, CSRA
11:30Quality Assurance Project Plan Essentials
Debra Waller, NJ Department of Environmental Protection

Monitoring for Contaminants in Foods & Beverages
Strand 11
Session Chair(s): Joe Romano, Waters Corporation

9:00Dicamba, Acid Herbicides, and Metabolites: Analysis in Agricultural Samples
Katherine Hyland, SCIEX
9:30An Automated Technique for Fast, Ambient Temperature Extraction and Analysis of Multi-Residue Pesticides in Various Matrices
Ruud Addink, Toxic Report LLC
10:30Contamination, Adulteration and Counterfeiting: An Examination of Sources and Concentrations of Heavy Metals Present in Food, Spices, Beverages and Drinking Water
Patricia Atkins, SPEX CertiPrep
11:00Analysis of Cationic Polar Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables Using IC-MS/MS
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:30Improving Chromatographic Performance of Underivatised Anionic Polar Pesticides in Food to Overcome Renowned Analytical Challenges
Kenneth Rosnack, Waters Corporation

New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics
Celestin B
Session Chair(s): Charles Appleby, USEPA OLEM OSRTI, and Scott Krepich, Phenomenex, Inc.

9:00Comparison of Tandem Quadrupole MS/MS and Magnetic Sector HRMS in the Analysis of Mixed-Halogenated Dioxins and Furans: Firefighter Occupational Exposure
Douglas Stevens, Waters Corporation
9:30Comprehensive Targeted and Non-Targeted Analysis of Various Indoor Dust Samples Using LC-HRMS with Ion Mobility
Kenneth Rosnack, Waters Corporation
10:30Dioxin Analysis in Water by Isotope Dilution Using Triple Quadrupole GC/MS
Diana Wong, Agilent Technologies
11:00Evaluation of High Throughput, No Methylene Chloride, Low Cost Sample Clean Up for POPs Analysis
Ruud Addink, Toxic Report LLC
11:30Microcystins in Drinking Water Utilizing High Resolution Mass Spectrometry
Katherine Hyland, SCIEX

Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry
Celestin C
Session Chair(s): David Speis, Retired

1:30Not the Big Easy: The NELAC Institute's (TNI) Journey to Recognize Non-Government Accreditation Bodies (NGABs)
Alfredo Sotomayor, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
2:00Accreditation of Environmental Testing Labs by a Non-Governmental Accreditation Body (NGAB) - How is This Different from a State Accreditation?
Chris Gunning, A2LA
2:30Using Independent Accrediting Bodies for Laboratory Qualification
Jordan Adelson, Navy
3:15Florida Department of Health and Third Party Assessors - a Partnership
Vanessa Soto Contreras, Florida Department of Health - Environmental Laboratory Certification Program
3:40Pennsylvania DEP’s Laws Relating to NELAP and the Use of Non-Governmental Accreditation Bodies
Aaren Alger, Dept of Environmental Protection / Bureau of Laboratories
4:05One Year Later: California ELAP
Christine Sotelo, State Water Resources Control Board
4:30Preliminary Observations from California Support
Mitzi Miller, NV5/Dade Moeller

Topics in Shale Gas
Celestin A
Session Chair(s): Kesavalu Bagawandoss, TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc., and Dave Gratson, Environmental Standards, Inc.

1:30Dissolved Methane Round Robin Case Study – Regulations Without a Robust Analytical Method
Rock Vitale, Environmental Standards
2:00Improved Accuracy of Dissolved Hydrocarbon Gas Analysis in Water
Mark Bruce, TestAmerica
2:30An Overview of the Changes Made to the Current Region 6 GMG290000 Permit
Jennifer Griffith, Environmental Enterprises USA, Inc.
3:30Portable, Rapid Analysis of MEA-Triazine via Raman Spectroscopy
Mark Peterman, OndaVia
4:00Sampling Methods for Dissolved Gases
Kesavalu Bagawandoss, TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc.

9:00 am
A (Non)Targeted Method for Analysis of the Serum Exposome Using Atmospheric Pressure Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry  Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Celestin A
Karl Jobst, McMaster University
Advances in Metagenomics for Characterizing Microbes in the Environment  Microbial Monitoring in Ambient Water Celestin C
Jason Dobranic, EMSL Analytical, Inc.
Dicamba, Acid Herbicides, and Metabolites: Analysis in Agricultural Samples  Monitoring for Contaminants in Foods & Beverages Strand 11
Katherine Hyland, SCIEX
Comparison of Tandem Quadrupole MS/MS and Magnetic Sector HRMS in the Analysis of Mixed-Halogenated Dioxins and Furans: Firefighter Occupational Exposure  New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics Celestin B
Douglas Stevens, Waters Corporation

9:30 am
Application of Chemical and Biological Techniques to Characterize the Organic Matter Within Environmental Buffers Receiving Wastewater Effluent  Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Celestin A
Juliana Ordine, University of Arizona
Ambient Microbial Testing in the San Antonio River Watershed, a Three-Pronged Approach  Microbial Monitoring in Ambient Water Celestin C
Shaun Donovan, San Antonio River Authority
An Automated Technique for Fast, Ambient Temperature Extraction and Analysis of Multi-Residue Pesticides in Various Matrices  Monitoring for Contaminants in Foods & Beverages Strand 11
Ruud Addink, Toxic Report LLC
Comprehensive Targeted and Non-Targeted Analysis of Various Indoor Dust Samples Using LC-HRMS with Ion Mobility  New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics Celestin B
Kenneth Rosnack, Waters Corporation

10:30 am
Comparison of O-SPE and Using Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry for the Detection of Trace Organic Compounds in Surface Waters, Wastewater Effluents, and Advanced Treatment Effluents  Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Celestin A
Kevin Daniels, University of Arizona
Microbial Source Tracking (MST) Analyses in the Sasco Brook, Lower Farm River, and Goodwives River Watersheds  Microbial Monitoring in Ambient Water Celestin C
michael pascucilla, East Shore District Health Department
Contamination, Adulteration and Counterfeiting: An Examination of Sources and Concentrations of Heavy Metals Present in Food, Spices, Beverages and Drinking Water  Monitoring for Contaminants in Foods & Beverages Strand 11
Patricia Atkins, SPEX CertiPrep
Dioxin Analysis in Water by Isotope Dilution Using Triple Quadrupole GC/MS  New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics Celestin B
Diana Wong, Agilent Technologies

11:00 am
Detection of Nanoparticles in Edible Plant Tissues Exposed to Nano Copper Using Single Particle ICP-MS  Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Celestin A
Yuxiong Huang, University of California, Santa Barbara
Multi-Laboratory Validation of Methods 1642 and 1643 for Male-Specific and Somatic Coliphage in Fresh and Marine Recreational Waters and Wastewater Samples  Microbial Monitoring in Ambient Water Celestin C
Yildiz Chambers-Velarde, CSRA
Analysis of Cationic Polar Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables Using IC-MS/MS  Monitoring for Contaminants in Foods & Beverages Strand 11
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Evaluation of High Throughput, No Methylene Chloride, Low Cost Sample Clean Up for POPs Analysis  New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics Celestin B
Ruud Addink, Toxic Report LLC

11:30 am
Transformation Products and Disinfection By-Products in Wastewater Impacted Drinking Water  Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring Celestin A
Danielle Westerman, University of South Carolina
Quality Assurance Project Plan Essentials  Microbial Monitoring in Ambient Water Celestin C
Debra Waller, NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Improving Chromatographic Performance of Underivatised Anionic Polar Pesticides in Food to Overcome Renowned Analytical Challenges  Monitoring for Contaminants in Foods & Beverages Strand 11
Kenneth Rosnack, Waters Corporation
Microcystins in Drinking Water Utilizing High Resolution Mass Spectrometry  New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics Celestin B
Katherine Hyland, SCIEX

1:30 pm
Ammonia Colorimetric Testing by Gas Diffusion on Segmented Flow Analyzers  Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring Celestin B
Sarah Leibenguth, SEAL Analytical
Not the Big Easy: The NELAC Institute's (TNI) Journey to Recognize Non-Government Accreditation Bodies (NGABs)  Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry Celestin C
Alfredo Sotomayor, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Dissolved Methane Round Robin Case Study – Regulations Without a Robust Analytical Method  Topics in Shale Gas Celestin A
Rock Vitale, Environmental Standards

2:00 pm
ATP Validation of COD Tests by MACHEREY-NAGEL – Experience Report on the Use of the New EPA Procedure for Method Defined Parameters  Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring Celestin B
Christian Prokisch, MACHEREY-NAGEL
Accreditation of Environmental Testing Labs by a Non-Governmental Accreditation Body (NGAB) - How is This Different from a State Accreditation?  Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry Celestin C
Chris Gunning, A2LA
Improved Accuracy of Dissolved Hydrocarbon Gas Analysis in Water  Topics in Shale Gas Celestin A
Mark Bruce, TestAmerica

2:30 pm
Comparison of Analytical Techniques for the Determination of Various Types of Algal Toxins by LC-MS/MS  Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring Celestin B
Agustin Pierri, Weck Laboratories
Using Independent Accrediting Bodies for Laboratory Qualification  Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry Celestin C
Jordan Adelson, Navy
An Overview of the Changes Made to the Current Region 6 GMG290000 Permit  Topics in Shale Gas Celestin A
Jennifer Griffith, Environmental Enterprises USA, Inc.

3:15 pm
Determination of Adsorbable Organic Halogen (AOX) in Wastewater Using Combustion Ion Chromatography  Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring Celestin B
Kirk Chassaniol, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Florida Department of Health and Third Party Assessors - a Partnership  Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry Celestin C
Vanessa Soto Contreras, Florida Department of Health - Environmental Laboratory Certification Program

3:30 pm
Portable, Rapid Analysis of MEA-Triazine via Raman Spectroscopy  Topics in Shale Gas Celestin A
Mark Peterman, OndaVia

3:40 pm
The Future-Relevant Environmental Laboratory  Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring Celestin B
Nirmela Arsem, East Bay MUD
Pennsylvania DEP’s Laws Relating to NELAP and the Use of Non-Governmental Accreditation Bodies  Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry Celestin C
Aaren Alger, Dept of Environmental Protection / Bureau of Laboratories

4:00 pm
Sampling Methods for Dissolved Gases  Topics in Shale Gas Celestin A
Kesavalu Bagawandoss, TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc.

4:05 pm
Utilizing Real-time Data to Compound Wins and Make Real Impacts  Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring Celestin B
Mike Lunn, City of Grand Rapids, MI
One Year Later: California ELAP  Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry Celestin C
Christine Sotelo, State Water Resources Control Board

4:30 pm
Why We Need a New Total Nitrogen Parameter and Methods for CWA Reporting  Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring Celestin B
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical LLC
Preliminary Observations from California Support  Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry Celestin C
Mitzi Miller, NV5/Dade Moeller