Environmental Measurement Symposium

New Orleans, LA  •  August 2018


Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring

Session Chair(s): Bob Wyeth, Independent Consultant, and Tarun Anumol, Agilent

9:00Analysis of Endocrine Disruptors in Tap, Surface and Wastewater by Online Concentration Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Sébastien Sauvé, Université de Montréal
9:30Exploring the Multidimensionality of High-Resolution Photoluminescence Spectroscopy to Face Environmental Challenges
Andres Campiglia, University of Central Florida
10:30Flexible, Wearable Diamond-Based Sensors for Assessment of Lead and Copper Exposure in Sweat: Device Fabrication and Electrochemical Characterization
Cory Rusinek, Michigan State University- Fraunhofer USA, Inc. Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies
11:00Hospital and Energy-Related Wastewater Impacts on Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products
Hannah Liberatore, University of South Carolina
11:30Rapid and Sensitive Liquid Chromatography Triple-Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry Methods for the Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Ether Acids in Water
Zachary Hopkins, North Carolina State University

ASTM Committee D-19's Effort to Provide Useful Test Methods to the Environmental Laboratory Community

Session Chair(s): William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC, and Tarun Anumol, Agilent

1:30Overview of ASTM D-19 and the Use of Consensus Methods
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical (EEA)
2:00 D-8028: Measurement of Dissolved Gases Methane, Ethane, Ethylene, and Propane by Static Headspace Sampling and Flame Ionization Detection (GC/FID)
Anne Jurek, EST Analytical
2:30Draft Method for Determination of Pesticides, PCBs, and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Congeners in Aqueous Solution by Tandem GCMSMS
Brahm Prakash, Shimadzu Scientific
3:30Draft Practice for Estimating pH to Verify Preservation of Laboratory Samples
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical (EEA)
4:00Draft Practice for Development and Optimization of D19 Chemical Analysis Methods Intended for EPA Compliance Reporting
Jerry Parr, The NELAC Institute

Handling Interferences in Complex Matrices for Metals, Nutrients, and COD

Session Chair(s): William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC

9:00Detecting Inhibition of Nitrification – Experience Report
Christian Prokisch, MACHEREY-NAGEL
9:30Troubleshooting for Total Phosphorous and Ortho-Phosphate Colorimetric Testing for Discrete and Segmented Flow Analyzers
Sarah Leibenguth, SEAL Analytical
10:30Pushing the Boundaries of Single Quad ICP-MS
Mark Kelinske, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
11:00Overcoming Simple and Complex Matrix Interferences in Environmental Samples by QQQ-ICP-MS
Craig Jones, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
11:30Overcoming Interferences Impacting Heavy Metals Analyses by ICPMS
Michael Flournoy, Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences

Highlights of SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Projects

Session Chair(s): Herbert Nelson, CIV OSD OUSD A-S (USA), and Jordan Adelson, US Navy, NAVSEA LQAO

9:00Overview of SERDP & ESTCP Efforts in Sampling and Analysis of PFAS
Cara Patton, Noblis
9:30Evaluating the Effectiveness of Emerging Geophysical Methods to Characterize AFFF-Impacted Contaminant Source Areas
Samuel Falzone, Rutgers University Newark
10:30Developing PIGE into a Rapid Field-Screening Test for PFAS
John Wilkinson, University of Notre Dame
11:00Comprehensive Profiling of PFASs in Environmental Waters: Analytical Method Implementation and Preliminary Monitoring Results
Sébastien Sauvé, Université de Montréal
11:30Rapid Quantification of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances by Combustion Gas Analysis
Ibrahim Abusallout, University of Nevada, Reno

Laboratory Informatics

Session Chair(s): Robert Benz, Khemia

1:30Accreditation Body Assessment of LIMS
Matthew Sica, ANSI National Accreditation Board
2:00Recovering Lost Time
Joshua Brown, Pace Analytical National Center for Testing and Innovation
2:30The Application of a SDMS (Sample Data Management System)
Bin Yu, AIS International Ltd.
3:30The Future of Lab Data Reporting, Taking It Beyond the Excel Table
Russell Schindler, SampleServe, Inc.
4:00Utilizing LIMS to Facilitate Resilience Planning and Enterprise Risk Management
Leigh Fletcher, Ocean Systems Laboratory, Inc.
4:30Digitizing Data Deliverables in an EPA Regional Laboratory
Michelle Kerr, US EPA Region 5

Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry

Session Chair(s): Judy Morgan, Pace Laboratories

9:00Accrediting the University of Tennessee’s Water Quality Core Facility Laboratory to the 2016 TNI Standard
Adrian Gonzalez, University of Tennessee Knoxville
9:30Does PT Data Support the Value of Laboratory Accreditation?
Curtis Wood, ERA
10:30The TNI Fields of Proficiency Testing Change Process
Maria Friedman, State Water Resources Control Board
11:00The Necessity for Proper Reference Standard Preparation in Environmental Analysis and the Use of Certified Reference Materials
Don Shelly, LGC Standards
11:30Using Method Translation to Increase Throughput while Maintaining the Same Elution Profile
Christopher Rattray, Restek Corporation

Topics in Drinking Water

Session Chair(s): Andy Eaton, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC and Joe Romano, Waters Corporation

1:30Validation of EPA Method 524.3 for Low Level Analysis of TCP, EDB, and DBCP
Yongtao Li, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC
2:00Quantitative Determination of Volatile Organic Pollutants in Water Using Headspace–Trap GC–MS
Jan Peter Mayser, Markes International
2:30Analysis of Semi-Volatile Organics in Drinking Water with Semi-Automated Solid Phase Extraction Using EPA Method 525.3
Ruud Addink, Toxic Report Laboratories
3:30Semi-Volatiles in Drinking Water per EPA Method 525: Maintaining Optimal Analytical Performance
Angela Smith Henry, Agilent Technologies
4:00Fast Analysis of Haloacetic Acids, Bromate and Dalapon Using Ion Chromatography Coupled with Mass Spectrometry
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific
4:30Analysis of Perchlorate, Bromate and Halo Acetic Acids in Various Waters by Tandem Suppressed Conductivity and Mass Spectroscopy
Jay Gandhi, Metrohm USA

9:00 am
Analysis of Endocrine Disruptors in Tap, Surface and Wastewater by Online Concentration Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry  Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring 
Sébastien Sauvé, Université de Montréal
Detecting Inhibition of Nitrification – Experience Report  Handling Interferences in Complex Matrices for Metals, Nutrients, and COD 
Christian Prokisch, MACHEREY-NAGEL
Overview of SERDP & ESTCP Efforts in Sampling and Analysis of PFAS  Highlights of SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Projects 
Cara Patton, Noblis
Accrediting the University of Tennessee’s Water Quality Core Facility Laboratory to the 2016 TNI Standard  Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry 
Adrian Gonzalez, University of Tennessee Knoxville

9:30 am
Exploring the Multidimensionality of High-Resolution Photoluminescence Spectroscopy to Face Environmental Challenges  Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring 
Andres Campiglia, University of Central Florida
Troubleshooting for Total Phosphorous and Ortho-Phosphate Colorimetric Testing for Discrete and Segmented Flow Analyzers  Handling Interferences in Complex Matrices for Metals, Nutrients, and COD 
Sarah Leibenguth, SEAL Analytical
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Emerging Geophysical Methods to Characterize AFFF-Impacted Contaminant Source Areas  Highlights of SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Projects 
Samuel Falzone, Rutgers University Newark
Does PT Data Support the Value of Laboratory Accreditation?  Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry 
Curtis Wood, ERA

10:30 am
Flexible, Wearable Diamond-Based Sensors for Assessment of Lead and Copper Exposure in Sweat: Device Fabrication and Electrochemical Characterization  Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring 
Cory Rusinek, Michigan State University- Fraunhofer USA, Inc. Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies
Pushing the Boundaries of Single Quad ICP-MS  Handling Interferences in Complex Matrices for Metals, Nutrients, and COD 
Mark Kelinske, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Developing PIGE into a Rapid Field-Screening Test for PFAS  Highlights of SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Projects 
John Wilkinson, University of Notre Dame
The TNI Fields of Proficiency Testing Change Process  Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry 
Maria Friedman, State Water Resources Control Board

11:00 am
Hospital and Energy-Related Wastewater Impacts on Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products  Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring 
Hannah Liberatore, University of South Carolina
Overcoming Simple and Complex Matrix Interferences in Environmental Samples by QQQ-ICP-MS  Handling Interferences in Complex Matrices for Metals, Nutrients, and COD 
Craig Jones, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Comprehensive Profiling of PFASs in Environmental Waters: Analytical Method Implementation and Preliminary Monitoring Results  Highlights of SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Projects 
Sébastien Sauvé, Université de Montréal
The Necessity for Proper Reference Standard Preparation in Environmental Analysis and the Use of Certified Reference Materials  Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry 
Don Shelly, LGC Standards

11:30 am
Rapid and Sensitive Liquid Chromatography Triple-Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry Methods for the Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Ether Acids in Water  Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring 
Zachary Hopkins, North Carolina State University
Overcoming Interferences Impacting Heavy Metals Analyses by ICPMS  Handling Interferences in Complex Matrices for Metals, Nutrients, and COD 
Michael Flournoy, Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences
Rapid Quantification of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances by Combustion Gas Analysis  Highlights of SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Projects 
Ibrahim Abusallout, University of Nevada, Reno
Using Method Translation to Increase Throughput while Maintaining the Same Elution Profile  Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry 
Christopher Rattray, Restek Corporation

1:30 pm
Overview of ASTM D-19 and the Use of Consensus Methods   ASTM Committee D-19's Effort to Provide Useful Test Methods to the Environmental Laboratory Community 
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical (EEA)
Accreditation Body Assessment of LIMS  Laboratory Informatics 
Matthew Sica, ANSI National Accreditation Board
Validation of EPA Method 524.3 for Low Level Analysis of TCP, EDB, and DBCP  Topics in Drinking Water 
Yongtao Li, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC

2:00 pm
D-8028: Measurement of Dissolved Gases Methane, Ethane, Ethylene, and Propane by Static Headspace Sampling and Flame Ionization Detection (GC/FID)  ASTM Committee D-19's Effort to Provide Useful Test Methods to the Environmental Laboratory Community 
Anne Jurek, EST Analytical
Recovering Lost Time  Laboratory Informatics 
Joshua Brown, Pace Analytical National Center for Testing and Innovation
Quantitative Determination of Volatile Organic Pollutants in Water Using Headspace–Trap GC–MS  Topics in Drinking Water 
Jan Peter Mayser, Markes International

2:30 pm
Draft Method for Determination of Pesticides, PCBs, and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Congeners in Aqueous Solution by Tandem GCMSMS  ASTM Committee D-19's Effort to Provide Useful Test Methods to the Environmental Laboratory Community 
Brahm Prakash, Shimadzu Scientific
The Application of a SDMS (Sample Data Management System)  Laboratory Informatics 
Bin Yu, AIS International Ltd.
Analysis of Semi-Volatile Organics in Drinking Water with Semi-Automated Solid Phase Extraction Using EPA Method 525.3  Topics in Drinking Water 
Ruud Addink, Toxic Report Laboratories

3:30 pm
Draft Practice for Estimating pH to Verify Preservation of Laboratory Samples  ASTM Committee D-19's Effort to Provide Useful Test Methods to the Environmental Laboratory Community 
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical (EEA)
The Future of Lab Data Reporting, Taking It Beyond the Excel Table  Laboratory Informatics 
Russell Schindler, SampleServe, Inc.
Semi-Volatiles in Drinking Water per EPA Method 525: Maintaining Optimal Analytical Performance  Topics in Drinking Water 
Angela Smith Henry, Agilent Technologies

4:00 pm
Draft Practice for Development and Optimization of D19 Chemical Analysis Methods Intended for EPA Compliance Reporting  ASTM Committee D-19's Effort to Provide Useful Test Methods to the Environmental Laboratory Community 
Jerry Parr, The NELAC Institute
Utilizing LIMS to Facilitate Resilience Planning and Enterprise Risk Management  Laboratory Informatics 
Leigh Fletcher, Ocean Systems Laboratory, Inc.
Fast Analysis of Haloacetic Acids, Bromate and Dalapon Using Ion Chromatography Coupled with Mass Spectrometry  Topics in Drinking Water 
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific

4:30 pm
Digitizing Data Deliverables in an EPA Regional Laboratory  Laboratory Informatics 
Michelle Kerr, US EPA Region 5
Analysis of Perchlorate, Bromate and Halo Acetic Acids in Various Waters by Tandem Suppressed Conductivity and Mass Spectroscopy  Topics in Drinking Water 
Jay Gandhi, Metrohm USA