Environmental Measurement Symposium

New Orleans, LA  •  August 2018


Air Methods & Monitoring

Session Chair(s): Jason Herrington, Restek, and Deb Gaynor, Phoenix Chemistry Services

9:00Completely Cryogen-free Monitoring of PAMS Ozone Precursors, TO-15 Air Toxics and OVOCs in Ambient Air in a Single Run
Jan Peter Mayser, Markes International
9:30Detection Limits for Source Emissions Sampling Methods: The Uncertainty of Uncertainty.
Sheri Heldstab, Chester LabNet
10:30Vapor Intrusion Air Sampling at the Right Time Using SGS-Smart Sense
Harry Behzadi, SGS
11:00Distinguishing the Contribution of Vapor Intrusion and Indoor Sources of Volatile Organic Chemicals to Indoor Air Using Building Pressure Cycling
Helen Dawson, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
11:30Decadal Trends and Variability in Intermountain West Surface Ozone near Oil and Gas Extraction Fields
Barkley Sive, National Park Service
1:00Sampling and Analysis of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Air Using TD-GCMS
Nicola Watson, Markes International
1:30The Advantages of Passive Sampling to Measure Compounds in Air
Lee Marotta, PerkinElmer
2:30PFAS Air Sampling Method Development /Lessons Learned
David Ostaszewski, O'Brien & Gere
2:30Development and Validation of an Industrial Hygiene Air Monitoring Method for the Collection and Analysis of Various Hydrocarbons in Air
Jessica Mosey, The Dow Chemical Company

Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories

Session Chair(s): Scott Siders, PDC Laboratories, Inc., and Ray Frederici, Eurofins TestAmerica

9:00Ensuring the Best from Our Work
Lara Phelps, US EPA
9:30Key Performance Indicators and the Laboratory Dashboard – A Best Practice for Effective Environmental Laboratory Management
Brad Meadows, Babcock Laboratories
10:30Project Management: Communication Breakdown (It’s Always the Same!)
Mark Alessandroni, The Markay Consulting Group LLC
11:00Risk Managment
Raymond Frederici, Eurofins TestAmerica
11:30Synergy - Production and Quality Working Together
Scott Siders, PDC Laboratories, Inc.
1:00What’s Amazon Got To Do With It?
Annie Carter, Brooks Applied Labs
1:30Improving the Performance in Environmental Laboratories.
Bob Di Rienzo, ALS Environmental
2:00Laboratory – Heal Thyself!
Paul Junio, Northern Lake Service
2:30Implementing and Evaluating Laboratory Quality and Management Systems Across Multiple Regulatory Programs and Analytical Procedures.
Andy Valkenburg, QASE Inc. / Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc.

Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring

Session Chair(s): Earl Hansen, TNI, and Scott Krepich, Phenomenex

9:00A New Method for Measuring Ammonia and TKN in Wastewater
Ilkka Lahdesmaki, FIAlab Instruments, Inc.
9:30Excitation Emission Spectrometry as a Means to Estimate and Semi-Qualitatively Identify Organic Contaminants in Water
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton
10:30Long Term Stability of 1,4-Dioxane in Water Samples with GC/MS-SIM SPME Analysis
Todd Tambling, The Dow Chemical Company
11:00Moving Beyond Monitoring Legacy Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Screening Strategies for the Growing List.
James Pyke, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
11:30Profiling Environmental Contaminants in Water Using GC-Q/TOF
Tarun Anumol, Agilent Technologies

Citizen Science

Session Chair(s): Leon Vinci, Health Promotion Consultants, and Michael Pascucilla, East Shore District Health Dept / Yale University

1:00Is Your Local Stream Clean ? Volunteers Providing a Citizen Watch.
Leon Vinci, Health Promotion Consultants
1:30Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol
Kevin Brown, Fletcher High School Accelerated marine science
2:00Bacterial Contamination in Long Island Sound: Improving Water Quality in the Clark Avenue Beach Neighborhood, Town of Branford.
Michael Pascucilla, East Shore District Health Department
2:30Florida Microplastic Awareness Project: Using Citizen Science to Inspire Behavior Change
Maia McGuire, University of Florida Sea Grant Extension

Identifying and Combatting Inappropriate Laboratory Practices

Session Chair(s): Christina Hiegel, Trihydro Corporation, and Polly Newbold, ddms, inc.

1:00Investigating Improper Laboratory Practice: An Ounce of Prevention …
Charlie Appleby, U.S. EPA/OLEM/OSRTI/ASB
1:30The Outcome of a PT Scheme Specifically Designed to Evaluate Soil Sub-Sampling Effectiveness
Ken Middlebrook, Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation
2:00Sampling and Sample Preservation, How Did We Make Something Simple so Complex?
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton
2:30Tangled Web of Laboratory Fraud in California
Jacob Oaxaca, California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program

Topics in Drinking Water

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

9:00Development of U.S. EPA Method 559 for the Determination of Nonylphenol and 4-Tert-Octylphenol in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and LC/MS/MS
Daniel Tettenhorst, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
9:30An Integrated Rapid Monitoring Protocol for Taste and Odor Compounds and Cyanotoxins
Hunter Adams, CITY OF WICHITA FALLS
10:30A Survey of Microplastics Occurrence in Drinking Water Systems Globally
Andy Eaton, Eurofins Eaton Analytical LLC (EEA)
11:00Rapid, Automated Analysis of Microplastics Using Laser Direct Infrared Imaging and Spectroscopy
Darren Robey, Agilent Technologies
11:30Water Quality Monitoring: Pakistan’s Perspective.
Mumtaz Hussain, Society for Conservation of Environment & Sustainable Development

9:00 am
Completely Cryogen-free Monitoring of PAMS Ozone Precursors, TO-15 Air Toxics and OVOCs in Ambient Air in a Single Run  Air Methods & Monitoring 
Jan Peter Mayser, Markes International
Ensuring the Best from Our Work  Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories 
Lara Phelps, US EPA
A New Method for Measuring Ammonia and TKN in Wastewater  Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring 
Ilkka Lahdesmaki, FIAlab Instruments, Inc.
Development of U.S. EPA Method 559 for the Determination of Nonylphenol and 4-Tert-Octylphenol in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and LC/MS/MS  Topics in Drinking Water 
Daniel Tettenhorst, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency

9:30 am
Detection Limits for Source Emissions Sampling Methods: The Uncertainty of Uncertainty.  Air Methods & Monitoring 
Sheri Heldstab, Chester LabNet
Key Performance Indicators and the Laboratory Dashboard – A Best Practice for Effective Environmental Laboratory Management  Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories 
Brad Meadows, Babcock Laboratories
Excitation Emission Spectrometry as a Means to Estimate and Semi-Qualitatively Identify Organic Contaminants in Water  Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring 
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton
An Integrated Rapid Monitoring Protocol for Taste and Odor Compounds and Cyanotoxins  Topics in Drinking Water 
Hunter Adams, CITY OF WICHITA FALLS

10:30 am
Vapor Intrusion Air Sampling at the Right Time Using SGS-Smart Sense  Air Methods & Monitoring 
Harry Behzadi, SGS
Project Management: Communication Breakdown (It’s Always the Same!)  Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories 
Mark Alessandroni, The Markay Consulting Group LLC
Long Term Stability of 1,4-Dioxane in Water Samples with GC/MS-SIM SPME Analysis  Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring 
Todd Tambling, The Dow Chemical Company
A Survey of Microplastics Occurrence in Drinking Water Systems Globally  Topics in Drinking Water 
Andy Eaton, Eurofins Eaton Analytical LLC (EEA)

11:00 am
Distinguishing the Contribution of Vapor Intrusion and Indoor Sources of Volatile Organic Chemicals to Indoor Air Using Building Pressure Cycling  Air Methods & Monitoring 
Helen Dawson, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Risk Managment  Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories 
Raymond Frederici, Eurofins TestAmerica
Moving Beyond Monitoring Legacy Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Screening Strategies for the Growing List.  Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring 
James Pyke, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Rapid, Automated Analysis of Microplastics Using Laser Direct Infrared Imaging and Spectroscopy  Topics in Drinking Water 
Darren Robey, Agilent Technologies

11:30 am
Decadal Trends and Variability in Intermountain West Surface Ozone near Oil and Gas Extraction Fields  Air Methods & Monitoring 
Barkley Sive, National Park Service
Synergy - Production and Quality Working Together  Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories 
Scott Siders, PDC Laboratories, Inc.
Profiling Environmental Contaminants in Water Using GC-Q/TOF  Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring 
Tarun Anumol, Agilent Technologies
Water Quality Monitoring: Pakistan’s Perspective.  Topics in Drinking Water 
Mumtaz Hussain, Society for Conservation of Environment & Sustainable Development

1:00 pm
Sampling and Analysis of Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Air Using TD-GCMS  Air Methods & Monitoring 
Nicola Watson, Markes International
What’s Amazon Got To Do With It?  Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories 
Annie Carter, Brooks Applied Labs
Is Your Local Stream Clean ? Volunteers Providing a Citizen Watch.  Citizen Science 
Leon Vinci, Health Promotion Consultants
Investigating Improper Laboratory Practice: An Ounce of Prevention …  Identifying and Combatting Inappropriate Laboratory Practices 
Charlie Appleby, U.S. EPA/OLEM/OSRTI/ASB

1:30 pm
The Advantages of Passive Sampling to Measure Compounds in Air  Air Methods & Monitoring 
Lee Marotta, PerkinElmer
Improving the Performance in Environmental Laboratories.  Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories 
Bob Di Rienzo, ALS Environmental
Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol  Citizen Science 
Kevin Brown, Fletcher High School Accelerated marine science
The Outcome of a PT Scheme Specifically Designed to Evaluate Soil Sub-Sampling Effectiveness  Identifying and Combatting Inappropriate Laboratory Practices 
Ken Middlebrook, Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation

2:00 pm
Laboratory – Heal Thyself!  Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories 
Paul Junio, Northern Lake Service
Bacterial Contamination in Long Island Sound: Improving Water Quality in the Clark Avenue Beach Neighborhood, Town of Branford.  Citizen Science 
Michael Pascucilla, East Shore District Health Department
Sampling and Sample Preservation, How Did We Make Something Simple so Complex?  Identifying and Combatting Inappropriate Laboratory Practices 
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton

2:30 pm
Development and Validation of an Industrial Hygiene Air Monitoring Method for the Collection and Analysis of Various Hydrocarbons in Air  Air Methods & Monitoring 
Jessica Mosey, The Dow Chemical Company
PFAS Air Sampling Method Development /Lessons Learned  Air Methods & Monitoring 
David Ostaszewski, O'Brien & Gere
Implementing and Evaluating Laboratory Quality and Management Systems Across Multiple Regulatory Programs and Analytical Procedures.  Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories 
Andy Valkenburg, QASE Inc. / Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc.
Florida Microplastic Awareness Project: Using Citizen Science to Inspire Behavior Change  Citizen Science 
Maia McGuire, University of Florida Sea Grant Extension
Tangled Web of Laboratory Fraud in California  Identifying and Combatting Inappropriate Laboratory Practices 
Jacob Oaxaca, California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program