Environmental Measurement Symposium

New Orleans, LA  •  August 2018


Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment
Celestin A
Session Chair(s): Charles Neslund, Eurofi ns Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC and Karla Buechler, TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc.

9:00The Analysis of Per and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) - Challenges and Best Practices
Karla Buechler, TestAmerica
9:30Comparison of ASTM D7979 PFAS Compounds by the ASTM Method Versus Solid Phase Extraction
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC
10:30Total Oxidizable Precursors Assessments for PFAS Contaminated Soil and Water
Heather Lord, Maxxam Analytics
11:00A Holding Time Evaluation Study for the Analysis of PFAS in Aqueous Samples
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
11:30Identification and Determination of New PFASs in Cape Fear River Water
Ali Haghani, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC
1:00Quantification of Emerging PFAS in Water, Soil and Biota
Tarun Anumol, Agilent Technologies
1:30Challenges Seen in the Development and Delivery of EPA 537 R1.1 (and DOD-modification)
William Perry, Gulf Coast Analytical Laboratories, LLC
2:00Analysis of Perfluorinated Compounds in Wastewater Using Automated Solid Phase Extraction
Ruud Addink, Toxic Report LLC
2:30Direct Injection Method for LC-MS/MS Detection of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Water
Douglas Stevens, Waters Corporation
3:30Analysis of Perfluorinated Alkyl Acids Specified in EPA M537 and Beyond in Drinking Water Using Triple Quadrupole LC/MS/MS System.
Brahm Prakash, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.
4:00Analysis of Per/Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Drinking Water Using the Agilent Ultivo Triple Quadrupole LC/MS
Theresa Sosienski, Agilent Technologies
4:30Advanced Chromatography and Workflow Options for Perfluoroalkyl (PFAS) Analysis in Drinking Water, Sediments, and Food Samples by QuEChERs, SPE and LC-MS/MS
Scott Krepich, Phenomenex, Inc.

Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
Celestin C
Session Chair(s): Lem Walker, USEPA OW OST and William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC

1:00Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring: Updates and Current Activities, SDWA
Daniel Hautman, U.S.EPA OW OGWDW TSC
1:30RCRA Methods: Current Activities and Path Forward
Christina Langlois-Miller, USEPA
2:00EPA Clean Water Act (CWA) Methods Activities
Adrian Hanley, USEPA-OW-OST
2:30E-Enterprise Advanced Monitoring Strategy and Implementation
Leslie Cronkhite, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
3:30Collaboration on Calibration
Richard Burrows, TestAmerica
4:00Update on ASTM and Standard Methods Method Development Activities
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC
4:30Development of SRM 2706 (New Jersey Soil, Organics and Trace Elements), a New Reference Material for the Monitoring and Assessment of Soils.
Stephen Long, NIST

Data Quality, Management & Review
Strand 13A
Session Chair(s): Christina Hiegel, Trihydro Corporation, Polly Newbold, ddms, inc., and Jennifer Richardson, The Dow Chemical Company

1:00Environmental Testing Is a Risky Business
Carl Kircher, Florida Departement of Health
1:30Exploring the Need for Development of a Consensus Standards Development Program for the Accreditation of Emerging Environmental Monitoring Technologies
Sharon Mertens, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
2:00Communicating Analytical Outcomes Clearly: Data Uniformity at EPA
Charlie Appleby, U.S. EPA, OLEM/OSRTI/ASB
2:30Utilizing Data Trend Evaluations in Method Audits and for Regulations Development
Andy Valkenburg, Energy Laboratories, Inc.
3:30Identifying and Controlling Sources of Ultra-Trace Metals in Control Blanks and Ensuring High-Quality Data for Sensitive Environmental Risk-Based Decisions
Lester Dupes, Environmental Standards, Inc.
4:00Integrating Data Review with Quality Management System Elements to Lower the Cost of Poor Quality
Scott Siders, PDC Laboratories, Inc.
4:30The Challenges and Economics of Analytical Testing and Reference Material Production in New Markets and a Sub-PPB World
Patricia Atkins, SPEX CertiPrep

Field Sampling, Measurement & Sensor Technology
Celestin C
Session Chair(s): Kim Watson, Stone Environmental, Inc.

9:00Low-Cost, Rapid, Accurate. On-Line and In-Situ Quantification of Chloramines and Ammonia for Improved Operation and Control of a Water Treatment Process.
Merwan Benhabib, OndaVia, Inc
9:25Field Analytical Method Development for C6-C9 Ranged Hydrocarbon Measurement
Deyuan Kong, Chevron Engergy Technology Company
9:50Quality System Standards: The Family Tree
Kirstin Daigle, Stone Environmental, Inc.
10:30U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Sampling & Analytical Methods (ESAM) Program
Erin Silvestri, U.S. EPA
11:00The New Remediation Paradigm: Reducing Remediation Costs and Environmental Impact by Addressing Hydrocarbon Contamination In-Situ and in Real-Time
Charles Fator, Hanby Environmental and Hanby PetroAnalysis
11:30Best Practices for Obtaining Samples of Known Quality
Kim Watson, Stone Environmental, Inc.

Government Public Health and Private Environmental Laboratory Partnerships
Celestin B
Session Chair(s): Sarah Wright, Association of Public Health Laboratories; Martina McGarvey, Pennsylvania DEP/APHL; and Henry Leibovitz, Rhode Island State Health Laboratory

1:00Emergency Response in Puerto Rico
Martina McGarvey, APHL
1:30The Benefits of Accreditation to Recognized Standards
Chris Gunning, A2LA
2:00Laboratory Improvement through Accreditation
Martina McGarvey, PA DEP
2:30Meeting Limited Resource Demands through Public and Private Lab Collaboration
David Friedman, David Friedman Consulting LLC
3:30LRN – EPA Collaboration through Biological Incident Remediation Exercises
Worth Calfee, US EPA - National Homeland Security Research Center
4:00Environmental Testing, Biomonitoring and Partnerships: A Public Health Intervention Story to Address PFAS Groundwater Contamination in Minnesota
Carin Huset, Minnesota Department of Health, Public Health Laboratory

Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples
Celestin B
Session Chair(s): Annie Carter, Brooks Applied Labs

9:00Overcoming Challenges in Elemental Speciation Techniques
Mark Kelinske, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
9:25Advantages of In-line Dilution on LC-ICP-MS Based Applications
C. Derrick Quarles Jr., Elemental Scientific, Inc.
9:50Method Comparison for Bioaccessible Lead and Arsenic in Soils
Brian Smith, Brooks Applied Labs
10:30Multi-Laboratory Study of ICP-MS for Analysis of Selenium and Arsenic in Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewater
Michela Powell-Hernandez, EcoChem, Inc.
11:00Rapid, Accurate and In-Situ Quantification of Lead for Drinking Water Applications
Merwan Benhabib, OndaVia
11:30Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Rapid Selenium Monitoring and Speciation in Complex Water, the Example of Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewater
Merwan Benhabib, OndaVia

9:00 am
The Analysis of Per and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) - Challenges and Best Practices  Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment Celestin A
Karla Buechler, TestAmerica
Low-Cost, Rapid, Accurate. On-Line and In-Situ Quantification of Chloramines and Ammonia for Improved Operation and Control of a Water Treatment Process.   Field Sampling, Measurement & Sensor Technology Celestin C
Merwan Benhabib, OndaVia, Inc
Overcoming Challenges in Elemental Speciation Techniques  Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples Celestin B
Mark Kelinske, Agilent Technologies, Inc.

9:25 am
Field Analytical Method Development for C6-C9 Ranged Hydrocarbon Measurement  Field Sampling, Measurement & Sensor Technology Celestin C
Deyuan Kong, Chevron Engergy Technology Company
Advantages of In-line Dilution on LC-ICP-MS Based Applications  Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples Celestin B
C. Derrick Quarles Jr., Elemental Scientific, Inc.

9:30 am
Comparison of ASTM D7979 PFAS Compounds by the ASTM Method Versus Solid Phase Extraction  Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment Celestin A
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC

9:50 am
Quality System Standards: The Family Tree  Field Sampling, Measurement & Sensor Technology Celestin C
Kirstin Daigle, Stone Environmental, Inc.
Method Comparison for Bioaccessible Lead and Arsenic in Soils  Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples Celestin B
Brian Smith, Brooks Applied Labs

10:30 am
Total Oxidizable Precursors Assessments for PFAS Contaminated Soil and Water  Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment Celestin A
Heather Lord, Maxxam Analytics
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Sampling & Analytical Methods (ESAM) Program  Field Sampling, Measurement & Sensor Technology Celestin C
Erin Silvestri, U.S. EPA
Multi-Laboratory Study of ICP-MS for Analysis of Selenium and Arsenic in Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewater  Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples Celestin B
Michela Powell-Hernandez, EcoChem, Inc.

11:00 am
A Holding Time Evaluation Study for the Analysis of PFAS in Aqueous Samples  Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment Celestin A
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
The New Remediation Paradigm: Reducing Remediation Costs and Environmental Impact by Addressing Hydrocarbon Contamination In-Situ and in Real-Time  Field Sampling, Measurement & Sensor Technology Celestin C
Charles Fator, Hanby Environmental and Hanby PetroAnalysis
Rapid, Accurate and In-Situ Quantification of Lead for Drinking Water Applications  Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples Celestin B
Merwan Benhabib, OndaVia

11:30 am
Identification and Determination of New PFASs in Cape Fear River Water  Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment Celestin A
Ali Haghani, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC
Best Practices for Obtaining Samples of Known Quality  Field Sampling, Measurement & Sensor Technology Celestin C
Kim Watson, Stone Environmental, Inc.
Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Rapid Selenium Monitoring and Speciation in Complex Water, the Example of Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewater  Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples Celestin B
Merwan Benhabib, OndaVia

1:00 pm
Quantification of Emerging PFAS in Water, Soil and Biota  Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment Celestin A
Tarun Anumol, Agilent Technologies
Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring: Updates and Current Activities, SDWA  Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring Celestin C
Daniel Hautman, U.S.EPA OW OGWDW TSC
Environmental Testing Is a Risky Business  Data Quality, Management & Review Strand 13A
Carl Kircher, Florida Departement of Health
Emergency Response in Puerto Rico  Government Public Health and Private Environmental Laboratory Partnerships Celestin B
Martina McGarvey, APHL

1:30 pm
Challenges Seen in the Development and Delivery of EPA 537 R1.1 (and DOD-modification)  Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment Celestin A
William Perry, Gulf Coast Analytical Laboratories, LLC
RCRA Methods: Current Activities and Path Forward  Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring Celestin C
Christina Langlois-Miller, USEPA
Exploring the Need for Development of a Consensus Standards Development Program for the Accreditation of Emerging Environmental Monitoring Technologies  Data Quality, Management & Review Strand 13A
Sharon Mertens, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
The Benefits of Accreditation to Recognized Standards  Government Public Health and Private Environmental Laboratory Partnerships Celestin B
Chris Gunning, A2LA

2:00 pm
Analysis of Perfluorinated Compounds in Wastewater Using Automated Solid Phase Extraction  Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment Celestin A
Ruud Addink, Toxic Report LLC
EPA Clean Water Act (CWA) Methods Activities  Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring Celestin C
Adrian Hanley, USEPA-OW-OST
Communicating Analytical Outcomes Clearly: Data Uniformity at EPA  Data Quality, Management & Review Strand 13A
Charlie Appleby, U.S. EPA, OLEM/OSRTI/ASB
Laboratory Improvement through Accreditation  Government Public Health and Private Environmental Laboratory Partnerships Celestin B
Martina McGarvey, PA DEP

2:30 pm
Direct Injection Method for LC-MS/MS Detection of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Water  Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment Celestin A
Douglas Stevens, Waters Corporation
E-Enterprise Advanced Monitoring Strategy and Implementation  Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring Celestin C
Leslie Cronkhite, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Utilizing Data Trend Evaluations in Method Audits and for Regulations Development  Data Quality, Management & Review Strand 13A
Andy Valkenburg, Energy Laboratories, Inc.
Meeting Limited Resource Demands through Public and Private Lab Collaboration  Government Public Health and Private Environmental Laboratory Partnerships Celestin B
David Friedman, Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences

3:30 pm
Analysis of Perfluorinated Alkyl Acids Specified in EPA M537 and Beyond in Drinking Water Using Triple Quadrupole LC/MS/MS System.  Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment Celestin A
Brahm Prakash, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.
Collaboration on Calibration  Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring Celestin C
Richard Burrows, TestAmerica
Identifying and Controlling Sources of Ultra-Trace Metals in Control Blanks and Ensuring High-Quality Data for Sensitive Environmental Risk-Based Decisions  Data Quality, Management & Review Strand 13A
Lester Dupes, Environmental Standards, Inc.
LRN – EPA Collaboration through Biological Incident Remediation Exercises   Government Public Health and Private Environmental Laboratory Partnerships Celestin B
Worth Calfee, US EPA - National Homeland Security Research Center

4:00 pm
Analysis of Per/Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Drinking Water Using the Agilent Ultivo Triple Quadrupole LC/MS  Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment Celestin A
Theresa Sosienski, Agilent Technologies
Update on ASTM and Standard Methods Method Development Activities  Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring Celestin C
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC
Integrating Data Review with Quality Management System Elements to Lower the Cost of Poor Quality  Data Quality, Management & Review Strand 13A
Scott Siders, PDC Laboratories, Inc.
Environmental Testing, Biomonitoring and Partnerships: A Public Health Intervention Story to Address PFAS Groundwater Contamination in Minnesota  Government Public Health and Private Environmental Laboratory Partnerships Celestin B
Carin Huset, Minnesota Department of Health, Public Health Laboratory

4:30 pm
Advanced Chromatography and Workflow Options for Perfluoroalkyl (PFAS) Analysis in Drinking Water, Sediments, and Food Samples by QuEChERs, SPE and LC-MS/MS  Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment Celestin A
Scott Krepich, Phenomenex, Inc.
Development of SRM 2706 (New Jersey Soil, Organics and Trace Elements), a New Reference Material for the Monitoring and Assessment of Soils.  Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring Celestin C
Stephen Long, NIST
The Challenges and Economics of Analytical Testing and Reference Material Production in New Markets and a Sub-PPB World  Data Quality, Management & Review Strand 13A
Patricia Atkins, SPEX CertiPrep