Environmental Measurement Symposium 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020; 3:15 - 4:45 pm Eastern

For the seventh year in a row, we are pleased to provide an opportunity for up to twelve (12) organizations to showcase innovative new technologies. Each organization will have 5 minutes to describe their product or service. This session will not be recorded.




3:15   Introduction by Moderator:  Lara Phelps, USEPA


Quantitative BioSciences, Inc.

Customizable Biosensor for the Detection of Heavy Metals and Nutrients         
Natalie  Cookson, Quantitative BioSciences, Inc.

Our new biosensor uses engineered bacterial to detect a suite of contaminants in water, including arsenic, cadmium, lead, nitrate, nitrite, ammonium, and phosphate.


Waters Corporation

QC Tested Oasis WAX For PFAS Analysis       
Ken Rosnack, Waters Corporation

Waters introduces the New Oasis WAX product for PFAS Analysis.  It is designed specifically for environmental testing laboratories that need to perform low level quantification of ubiquitous per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in environmental samples.


Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

New Shimadzu Ion Chromatograph
Ruth Marfil-Vega, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) has developed a new ion chromatograph. This instrument is an innovative solution for determining anions in environmental samples with the high performance and ruggedness expected from the most trusted name in liquid chromatography and total organic carbon.


Agilent Technologies

Fast Analysis of Microplastics Using Laser-Based Infrared Spectroscopy   
Louis Tisinger, Agilent Technologies

Agilent's proprietary 8700 LDIR Chemical Imaging System makes the microplastics workflow completely turn-key: particles are identified; pictures of each particle are taken; physical dimensions of each particle are measured, spectra are collected and library matched; and sample statistics are compiled.



Autonomous Real-time VOC Analyzer - OMNI-2100    
Jason Robles, Camsco

The OMNI-2100 offers a real-time continuous monitoring approach for VOC's with unprecedented data granularity. The major benefit for real-time continuous measurements is the immediate availability actionable data allowing for early identification and investigation of fugitive emissions that can contribute to exceedances of internal thresholds and the benzene action limit set by the EPA.


Syft Technologies

Monitoring of Emission Sources Using SIFT-MS  
Caleb Allpress, Syft Technologies

Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) is a soft chemical ionization technique that can be used to directly quantify volatile organic or inorganic analytes. SIFT-MS achieves selectivity of analysis by interrogating the reactivity of analytes with up to 8 different ions, which allows rapid and selective quantitation. SIFT-MS can be used on-site to monitor whole air samples directly, or off-site to analyse samples collected on thermal desorption tubes.


DSP Systems

Automation of the Sample Purification Method for the Analysis of all 209 Polychlorinatedbiphenyls and Dioxins     
Chris van Wakeren, DSP Systems

In 2015 a new automated sample preparation system for the analysis of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) was introduced in Europe. The method results in two purified fractions containing 1) Dioxins and non-ortho PCBs and 2) mono-ortho PCBs and marker PCBs without the use of dichloromethane.


ThermoFisher Scientific

Complete Solution for the Analysis of  PFAS in Drinking Water 
Chris Shevlin, ThermoFisher Scientific

The Thermo Scientific™ Dionex™ AutoTrace™ 280 PFAS Automated Solid-Phase Extraction Instrument fits into any LC-MS workflow for PFAS analysis and meets the requirements of U.S. EPA Methods 537.1 and 533 for drinking water analysis.


Q & A