Environmental Measurement Symposium

New Orleans, LA  •  August 2018


Citizen Science
Strand 12A
Session Chair(s): Leon Vinci, Drexel University and Mike Pascucilla, East Shore District Health Dept

1:00Citizen Science and the Nexus with Climate Change
Leon Vinci, Drexel Univ, CNHP
1:30Citizen Science as Key Components for Identifying Regulatory Gaps: Lessons from Love Canal, Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Horizon & Other Man-Made Disasters
Elizabeth Geltman, CUNY School of Public Health
2:00Community Collaboration to Advance Citizen Science: A Success Story in Louisiana
Charles Fator, Hanby Environmental
2:30Configuring the Landscape of Science with Citizen Research & Policy
Leon Vinci, Drexel Univ, CNHP

Forensic Environmental Chemistry
Strand 11
Session Chair(s): Kitty Kong, Chevron Energy Technology Company, and Michelle Kerr, USEPA Region 5

1:00Forensic Chemical Analyses Coupled with Detailed Site and Water Column Observations Used to Locate the Primary Cause of a Persistent Sheen off Louisiana’s Coast
Edward Overton, Louisiana State University
1:30A Biomarker-Based Approach Identifying Contaminated Sediments as the Primary Source of Oil Sheen at Mississippi Canyon Block 20
Christopher Reddy, Makepeace Environmental Solutions, LLC
2:00Interpretation of Bicyclic Sesquiterpane Petroleum Biomarker Results for Environmental Forensic Investigations
Heather Lord, Maxxam Analytics
2:30Environmental Forensic Analysis of Crude and Refined Petroleum Products Utilizing GC×GC-FID, GC×GC-TOF-MS, and GC×GC-HRT-MS
Robert Nelson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Luncheon Speaker
Celestin D
12:00Filling the Bowl: How the New Orleans Area Flooded during Hurricane Katrina
Dan Swenson, The New Orleans Advocate

Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples
Strand 13B
Session Chair(s): Annie Carter, Brooks Applied Labs

1:00Measuring the Efficiency of Different Solid Sample Digestion Methods: A Comparison Study of Time, Cost, and Accuracy
Connie Hayes, High Purity Standards
1:30Determining Elemental Mercury in Soils by Selective Volatilization
Annie Carter, Brooks Applied Labs
2:00Determination of Methylmercury Levels in Mercury-Contaminated Soils from Oak Ridge TN by Cold Vapor Generation
Zikri Arslan, Jackson State University
2:30Patterns of Mercury Release from Profundal Sediment of California Reservoirs
Byran Fuhrmann, UC Merced

New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics
Strand 12B
Session Chair(s): Charles Appleby, USEPA OLEM OSRTI, and Scott Krepich, Phenomenex, Inc.

9:00Reduced EI Source Contamination and Improved System Longevity with the Intuvo 9000 GC for Environmental Analysis
Tarun Anumol, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
9:30Screening of Environmental Contaminants Using GC/Q-TOF and Accurate Mass Library
Kai Chen, Agilent Technologies
10:30The Practicality (Necessity) of Use of Clean-Up Techniques for the Analysis of D/F and PCB Congeners
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
11:00The Use of Advanced Instrumental Techniques to Address Emerging and Unique Circumstance Contaminants
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
11:30Use of Advanced Tools to Measure the Composition of Extractable Oxygenated Organics at Historic Crude Oil Release Sites
Rachel Mohler, Chevron ETC

Resolving Method Differences with Best Practices
Strand 11
Session Chair(s): Judy Morgan, Pace Analytical, and Jerry Parr, The NELAC Institute

9:00Overview of the Technology and Best Practices for Sample Collection and Preservation
Judy Morgan, Pace Analytical
9:30Best Practices for Identification and Quantitation
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Enviromental LLC
10:30Best Practices for Calibration and Calibration Verification
Richard Burrows, TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc.
11:00Best Practices for Quality Control
Scott Siders, PDC Laboratories Inc.
11:30Best Practices for Reporting and Data Qualifiers
Valerie Slaven, Valerie Slaven Consulting

Spotlight on Method 6020 Instrumentation - ICP/MS Metals Analysis
Strand 12A
Session Chair(s): Mark Bruce, TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc.

9:00EPA Method 6020 Using the Shimadzu ICPMS 2030
Andrew Fornadel, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
9:30Implementing EPA Method 6020 with the Agilent ICP-MS Portfolio
Craig Jones, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
10:30Testing Compliance with the EPA 6020 Method for Soils and Sediments Using the NexION® 1000.
Anthony Palermo, PerkinElmer
11:00Overcoming the Challenges of Trace Elemental Analysis in Environmental Samples Using ICP-MS
Fergus Keenan, Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:306020 Analysis Using a Simultaneous ICP MS Without the Need of Reaction or Collision Cells.
Willi Barger, Spectro Ametek

Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP)
Strand 13B
Session Chair(s): Jordan Adelson, US Navy, and Herb Nelson, SERDP

9:00Overview of SERDP and ESTCP
Herb Nelson, SERDP & ESTCP
9:30Designing Monitoring Programs for Aquatic Species Using Environmental DNA
Katherine Strickler, Washington State University
10:30Development and Application of Unmanned Aerial Emission Sampling
Brian Gullett, U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development
11:00Field and Laboratory Data on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Groundwater to Inform the Selection of Sampling and Storage Conditions
Alix Robel, Oregon State University
11:30Geochemical Factors Controlling the Release of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances from AFFF-Impacted, Source Zone Soils.
Andrew Maizel, Colorado School of Mines

9:00 am
Reduced EI Source Contamination and Improved System Longevity with the Intuvo 9000 GC for Environmental Analysis  New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics Strand 12B
Tarun Anumol, Agilent Technologies
Overview of the Technology and Best Practices for Sample Collection and Preservation  Resolving Method Differences with Best Practices Strand 11
Judy Morgan, Pace Analytical
EPA Method 6020 Using the Shimadzu ICPMS 2030  Spotlight on Method 6020 Instrumentation - ICP/MS Metals Analysis Strand 12A
Andrew Fornadel, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Overview of SERDP and ESTCP  Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Strand 13B
Herb Nelson, SERDP & ESTCP

9:30 am
Screening of Environmental Contaminants Using GC/Q-TOF and Accurate Mass Library  New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics Strand 12B
Kai Chen, Agilent Technologies
Best Practices for Identification and Quantitation  Resolving Method Differences with Best Practices Strand 11
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Enviromental LLC
Implementing EPA Method 6020 with the Agilent ICP-MS Portfolio  Spotlight on Method 6020 Instrumentation - ICP/MS Metals Analysis Strand 12A
Craig Jones, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Designing Monitoring Programs for Aquatic Species Using Environmental DNA  Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Strand 13B
Katherine Strickler, Washington State University

10:30 am
The Practicality (Necessity) of Use of Clean-Up Techniques for the Analysis of D/F and PCB Congeners  New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics Strand 12B
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
Best Practices for Calibration and Calibration Verification  Resolving Method Differences with Best Practices Strand 11
Richard Burrows, TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc.
Testing Compliance with the EPA 6020 Method for Soils and Sediments Using the NexION® 1000.  Spotlight on Method 6020 Instrumentation - ICP/MS Metals Analysis Strand 12A
Anthony Palermo, PerkinElmer
Development and Application of Unmanned Aerial Emission Sampling  Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Strand 13B
Brian Gullett, U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development

11:00 am
The Use of Advanced Instrumental Techniques to Address Emerging and Unique Circumstance Contaminants  New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics Strand 12B
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
Best Practices for Quality Control  Resolving Method Differences with Best Practices Strand 11
Scott Siders, PDC Laboratories Inc.
Overcoming the Challenges of Trace Elemental Analysis in Environmental Samples Using ICP-MS  Spotlight on Method 6020 Instrumentation - ICP/MS Metals Analysis Strand 12A
Fergus Keenan, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Field and Laboratory Data on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Groundwater to Inform the Selection of Sampling and Storage Conditions  Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Strand 13B
Alix Robel, Oregon State University

11:30 am
Use of Advanced Tools to Measure the Composition of Extractable Oxygenated Organics at Historic Crude Oil Release Sites  New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics Strand 12B
Rachel Mohler, Chevron ETC
Best Practices for Reporting and Data Qualifiers  Resolving Method Differences with Best Practices Strand 11
Valerie Slaven, Valerie Slaven Consulting
6020 Analysis Using a Simultaneous ICP MS Without the Need of Reaction or Collision Cells.  Spotlight on Method 6020 Instrumentation - ICP/MS Metals Analysis Strand 12A
Willi Barger, Spectro Ametek
Geochemical Factors Controlling the Release of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances from AFFF-Impacted, Source Zone Soils.  Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) Strand 13B
Andrew Maizel, Colorado School of Mines

12:00 pm
Filling the Bowl: How the New Orleans Area Flooded during Hurricane Katrina  Luncheon Speaker Celestin D
Dan Swenson, The New Orleans Advocate

1:00 pm
Citizen Science and the Nexus with Climate Change  Citizen Science Strand 12A
Leon Vinci, Drexel Univ, CNHP
Forensic Chemical Analyses Coupled with Detailed Site and Water Column Observations Used to Locate the Primary Cause of a Persistent Sheen off Louisiana’s Coast  Forensic Environmental Chemistry Strand 11
Edward Overton, Louisiana State University
Measuring the Efficiency of Different Solid Sample Digestion Methods: A Comparison Study of Time, Cost, and Accuracy  Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples Strand 13B
Connie Hayes, High Purity Standards

1:30 pm
Citizen Science as Key Components for Identifying Regulatory Gaps: Lessons from Love Canal, Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Horizon & Other Man-Made Disasters  Citizen Science Strand 12A
Elizabeth Geltman, CUNY School of Public Health
A Biomarker-Based Approach Identifying Contaminated Sediments as the Primary Source of Oil Sheen at Mississippi Canyon Block 20  Forensic Environmental Chemistry Strand 11
Christopher Reddy, Makepeace Environmental Solutions, LLC
Determining Elemental Mercury in Soils by Selective Volatilization  Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples Strand 13B
Annie Carter, Brooks Applied Labs

2:00 pm
Community Collaboration to Advance Citizen Science: A Success Story in Louisiana  Citizen Science Strand 12A
Charles Fator, Hanby Environmental
Interpretation of Bicyclic Sesquiterpane Petroleum Biomarker Results for Environmental Forensic Investigations  Forensic Environmental Chemistry Strand 11
Heather Lord, Maxxam Analytics
Determination of Methylmercury Levels in Mercury-Contaminated Soils from Oak Ridge TN by Cold Vapor Generation  Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples Strand 13B
Zikri Arslan, Jackson State University

2:30 pm
Configuring the Landscape of Science with Citizen Research & Policy  Citizen Science Strand 12A
Leon Vinci, Drexel Univ, CNHP
Environmental Forensic Analysis of Crude and Refined Petroleum Products Utilizing GC×GC-FID, GC×GC-TOF-MS, and GC×GC-HRT-MS  Forensic Environmental Chemistry Strand 11
Robert Nelson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Patterns of Mercury Release from Profundal Sediment of California Reservoirs  Metals and Metals Speciation Analysis in Environmental Samples Strand 13B
Byran Fuhrmann, UC Merced