Preliminary Technical Program

The theme of this year's conference is The Environment in 2020: Past, Present and Future. NEMC 2020 will be a virtual conference featuring over 175 presentations and posters organized into technical sessions weekdays from August 3-21. Abstracts and speaker biographies for each of the presentations will be posted on this site, as they become available.

Note: All times presented are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Program is subject to change.

 

Monday, August 3

Advances in High Resolution Mass Spectrometry and its Emerging Environmental Applications
Session Chair(s): Paul Winkler, SCIEX, and Christopher Higgins, Colorado School of Mines
9:55Welcome – Opening the Analytical Chemistry Track
Lara Phelps, USEPA, Office of Research and Development (ORD) National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL)
10:00The Role of HRMS in Searching for Xenobiotic Compounds in Environmental Media
Mark Strynar, US EPA/ORD/CEMM
10:30Non-Targeted and Suspect-Screening of Reuse Water by Large-Volume Injection Liquid Chromatography and High Resolution Mass Spectrometry.
Will Backe, Minnesota Department of Health
11:15Analysis of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Wastewater by High Resolution Quadrupole GC/MS
Tarun Anumol, Agilent
11:45PFAS and HRMS: What Will You Miss With Conventional LC-MS/MS?
Christopher Higgins, Colorado School of Mines

Challenges and Opportunities for Solid Phase Extraction
Session Chair(s): Zoe Grosser, Consultant and Polly Newbold, ddms, Inc.
1:30A Strategy For the Extraction and Analysis of Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Human Serum Using Weak Anion Exchange Chemistry
Kari Organtini, Waters Corporation
2:00Streamlined Workflow with Improved Data Quality for Extracting Paraquat and Diquat from Drinking Water
Michael Ebitson, Biotage
2:30Automation of the Sample Purification Method for the Analysis of all 209 Polychlorinatedbiphenyls and Dioxins
Guillaume ten Dam, DSP-Systems
3:00A New SPE Sorbent for Improved EPH Fractionation
Brian Kinsella, UCT

Tuesday, August 4

Air Methods, Monitoring, and Technology
Session Chair(s): Deborah Gaynor, Independent Consultant, and Jason Herrington, Restek Corporation
10:00Understanding Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Air
Lara Phelps, US EPA
10:30PFAS in Air: Sampling and Analytical Techniques for the Identification of Persistent Contaminants
Nicola Watson, Markes International
11:15Analysis of PFAS Compounds in Air using Solid Sorbent Tubes with Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
Kurt Thaxton, GERSTEL GmbH
11:45Sampling and Analysis of Emerging Pollutants
Hannah Calder, Markes

Air Methods, Monitoring, and Technology - Session 2
Session Chair(s): Deborah Gaynor, Independent Consultant, and Jason Herrington, Restek Corporation
1:00Stationary Source Audit Sample Program: From There to Here.
Sheri Heldstab, Chester LabNet
1:30Handling Interferences in Ethylene Oxide Testing in Air
Jason Hoisington, Restek
2:00Generation and Evaluation of Reference Samples as Part of an Evacuated Canister Interlaboratory Study
Dru Burns, NIOSH
2:30Stability of Sulfur Compounds in Whole Air Sampling
Jason Hoisington, Restek
3:15What’s In the Air We Breathe? Chemical Fingerprinting of PM2.5 by TD-GC×GC-TOF MS
Hannah Calder, Markes
3:45Using the Affordable Deployable Air Quality Egg to Monitor Air Quality
Elizabeth Spencer, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
4:15From Theory to Practice: Why Thermal Desorption Is the Perfect Solution for Air Analysis
Lee Marotta, PerkinElmer

Wednesday, August 5

Drinking Water
Session Chair(s): Andy Eaton, Eaton Environmental Water Quality Consulting, and Ken Rosnack, Waters Corporation
1:15Microplastics in Drinking Water: California’s Regulatory Actions
Scott Coffin, State Water Resources Control Board
1:45Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR) Update: Completing UCMR 4 and Considerations for UCMR 5
Jillian Toothman, EPA
2:15UCMR4 - Is There Anything Exciting in the Results
Andy Eaton, Eaton Environmental Water Quality Consulting, LLC
2:45Analysis and Detection of Cyanazine-Specific Degradates in Minnesota Groundwater Using LC-MS/MS.
Bill VanRyswyk, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
3:30Comprehensive Microcystins Analysis and Identification Using Innovative Sample Preparation and Novel LC/MS Techniques
Tarun Anumol, Agilent
4:00Expanded Analysis of Cyanobacterial Toxins in Recreational and Drinking Water Using UPLC-MS/MS Detection....More Toxins!
Stuart Oehrle, Waters Corporation
4:30Validation of Automated SPE EPA Methods 537.1 and 533 for PFAS Analyses
Yongtao Li, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC

Thursday, August 6

Wet Chemistry Automation
Session Chair(s): Mark Bruce, Eurofins TestAmerica
10:00Applying Solid Phase Extraction Automation to Oil and Grease Testing
Michael Ebitson, Biotage
10:30Benefits of Automated Sample Pre-treatment
Al Yates, Skalar, Inc.
11:15Increasing Efficiency in BOD Analysis with Automated Sample Preparation and Measurement
Sarah McFaul, SEAL Analytical
11:45MANTECH Multi-Parameter Analysis Systems Optimize Results, Improve Sustainability and Increase Throughput
Justin Dickerman, MANTECH

Wet Chemistry Automation - Session 2
Session Chair(s): Mark Bruce, Eurofins TestAmerica
1:30Automated Analysis of Ammonia Using Membrane Diffusion and Conductivity Detection: How the Membrane Facilitates Automation
John Stillian, Timberline Instruments
2:00Automation of Inorganic Assays with Flow Injection Analysis (FIA)
Ilkka Lahdesmaki, FIAlab Instruments, Inc.
2:30Automating Bench Chemistry with a Discrete Analyzer
David Smith, Environmental Express
3:00Automated Wet Chemistry Analysis – New Green Applications
Harihara Subramanian Narayanan, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Friday, August 7

Environmental Forensics
Session Chair(s): Kitty Kong, Chevron, and Michelle Kerr, USEPA Region 5
10:30Development of a Forensics Based Approach to Evaluating Impacts of PFAS Contamination in the Environment
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
11:00Tap Water Fingerprinting Using a Convolutional Neural Network Built from Images of Coffee-Ring Effect
Xiaoyan Li, Michigan State University
11:30What’s In the Air We Breathe? Chemical Fingerprinting of PM2.5 by TD-GC×GC-TOF MS
Hannah Calder, Markes

Metals Analysis and Remediation
Session Chair(s): Annie Carter, Brooks Laboratories, and Zikri Arslan, US Geological Survey
1:00Magnesium Hydroxide Coprecipitation for Separation of Trace Elements from Calcium Matrix of Fish Otoliths and Biominerals for ICP-MS Determination
Zikri Arslan, US Geological Survey
1:30Heavy Metals in Pet Food: Changes in Heavy Metal Contamination in Pet Food Over the Past Decade
Patricia Atkins, SPEX CertiPrep
2:00A Simple Path to Reliable Sample Preparation
Jacob Herrington, Teledyne Cetac Technologies
2:30Rapid Sample Assessment and Assisted Method Development for ICPOES Analysis Using the Agilent IntelliQuant Tool
Greg Gilleland, Agilent Technologies
3:15Transitioning Arsenic Speciation Analysis from the Inorganic to the Organic Laboratory: Novel Methods for Separation of Inorganic and Organic Arsenic Species by LCMS
Patricia Atkins, SPEX CertiPrep
3:45Comprehensive and Fast Multi-Elemental Analysis using Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)
Mike Mourgas, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Monday, August 10

50 Years of Progress in Environmental Monitoring
Session Chair(s): Jerry Parr, The NELAC Institute, and Lara Phelps, USEPA
9:55Welcome – Opening the Environmental Monitoring Track
Jerry Parr, The NELAC Institute
10:00Consensus Organizations - Before EPA and the Path to Today
William Lipps, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
10:30U.S. Air Quality Management – A Half Century of Progress
John Bachmann, Vision Air Consulting
11:15They Said It Couldn’t Be Done: A Brief History of Environmental Water Monitoring
Harry McCarty, General Dynamics Information Technology
11:45Evolution of Drinking Water Analysis During EPA's First 50 Years
William Adams, US EPA
12:15History of the EPA Solid Waste Methods Compilation (SW-846)
David Friedman, David Friedman Consulting LLC

Advances in Field Sampling, Measurement, and Sensor Technologies
Session Chair(s): Mark Bruce, Eurofins TestAmerica
1:30Accurate Rapid In-Situ Measurement of the Microbiological Impact of Pollution Sources
Dan Angelescu, Fluidion US Inc.
2:00Incremental Sampling Methodology, Growing into an Everyday Tool
Mark Bruce, Eurofins TestAmerica

Shale Oil and Gas
Session Chair(s): Kesavalu Bagawandoss, Environmental Standards, Inc., and Dave Gratson, Environmental Standards, Inc.
2:45A Fix Was Found, a New Published Method is Emerging
Rock Vitale, Environmental Standards
3:15The Unique Challenges Associated with Sampling and Analysis of Produced Waters
Ryan Hall, NGL Energy Partners
3:45The Past Decade in the Shale Oil and Gas Industry
Kesavalu Bagawandoss, Environmental Standards, Inc.

Tuesday, August 11

Citizen Science
Session Chair(s): Leon Vinci, Health Promotion Consultants, and Michael Pascucilla, East Shore District Health Department
10:00The Environmental Past-Present-Future of Citizen Science.
Leon Vinci, Drexel University
10:30Citizen Science at EPA’s Office of Research and Development
Wayne Cascio, US Environmental Protection Agency
11:15A Citizens Science Project – Recognition and Lessons Learned: Improving Water Quality in the Clark Avenue Beach Neighborhood, Town of Branford
Michael Pascucilla, East Shore District Health Department
11:45Shell Day 2019: Engaging Citizen Science Groups to Monitor Coastal Acidification
Matthew Liebman, EPA Region 1

Current Topics in Microbiology
Session Chair(s): Patsy Root, IDEXX, and Deb Waller
1:00Evolution of Water Microbiology Testing
Patsy Root, IDEXX Water
1:30Progress in Microbiological Monitoring Methods
Yildiz Chambers-Velarde, General Dynamics Information Technology
2:00Transformation of Microbiological Methods
Yildiz Chambers-Velarde, General dynamics Information Technology

Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring
Session Chair(s): Bob Wyeth, The NELAC Institute, and Tarun Anumol, Agilent Technologies
2:45Tap Water Fingerprinting Using a Convolutional Neural Network Built from Images of Coffee-Ring Effect
Xiaoyan Li, Michigan State University
3:15Detection of Saxitoxin from Source and Drinking Water using Solid Phase Extraction and Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry
Shardula Gawankar, Michigan State University

Wednesday, August 12

Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
Session Chair(s): Lem Walker, USEPA OW, OST, and William Lipps, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
10:00Calibration in Environmental Chemistry – Past, Present and Future
Richard Burrows, Eurofins TestAmerica
10:30AlN Based 235nm and 255nm UV-C LEDs as Light Sources for Environmental Water Analysis
Masato Toita, Crystal IS
11:15Lessons Learned from Interlaboratory Method Validation Studies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Harry McCarty, General Dynamics Information Technology
11:45A Collaborative Approach to Updating EPA Method 3050
Michelle Briscoe, Brooks Applied Labs

Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring - Session 2
Session Chair(s): Lem Walker, USEPA OW, OST, and William Lipps, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
1:15Measurement of Gross Alpha: Application, Interpretation and New Method Options
Glynda Smith, U.S. EPA
1:45Punk Rock vs. Heavy Metal Sensing
Peter Marchetto, Sensing LLC
2:15pH-Testing – a No-Brainer?
Christian Prokisch, MACHEREY-NAGEL
3:00Analytical Concerns in the Analysis of Gross Alpha-Beta in Wastewaters
Mirna Alpizar, General Dynamics Information Technology
3:30Implementing the US-EPA Wastewater ATP to Characterize a Rapid, Automated System for Monitoring E. Coli and Fecal Coliform Bacteria
R. Stephen Brown, Queen's University
4:00Total Nitrogen, a New Parameter at 40 CFR Part 136?
William Lipps, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Thursday, August 13

New Organic Monitoring Techniques
Session Chair(s): Charlie Appleby, USEPA Region 4, and David Kennedy, Phenomenex, Inc.
10:30A New EPA 1600-Series Method for PCB Congeners by Low-Resolution GC-MS
Adrian Hanley, USEPA Office of Water
11:00Honey Authenticity Analysis: A Proposed Workflow Using the SCIEX X500R QTOF System
Katherine Hyland, SCIEX
11:30Rapid Quantitation of 14 Mycotoxins by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectroscopy
Bahar Nakhjavan, CA Department of Food and Agriculture

New Organic Monitoring Techniques - Session 2
Session Chair(s): Charlie Appleby, USEPA Region 4, and David Kennedy, Phenomenex, Inc.
1:30Monitoring of Emission Sources Using SIFT-MS
Caleb Allpress, Syft Technologies
2:00Determination of Acid Herbicides via Direct Injection LC/MS/MS
Nic Rasnake, Pace Analytical
2:30EPA Method 8270 with Nitrogen Carrier Gas
Paul Macek, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.

Friday, August 14

Public and Private Environmental/ Public Health Laboratory Partnerships
Session Chair(s): Martina McGarvey, Pennsylvania DEP, and Sarah Wight, APHL
9:55Welcome – Opening the Laboratory Operations and Management Track
Martina McGarvey, Pennsylvania DEP
10:00The Environmental Monitoring Coalition
Jerry Parr, The NELAC Institute
10:30Public and Private Environmental Laboratory Collaboration for Oil and Gas Regulatory and Industry Dissolved Gas Methodology Study
David Gratson, Environmental Standards
11:15 Public and Private Environmental Laboratory Collaboration for Oil and Gas Regulatory and Industry Dissolved Gas Methodology From the State Lab’s Perspective
Martina McGarvey, PA DEP
11:45An Emergency is NOT the Time to Exchange Business Cards: Preparedness and Response Tools from EPA’s Water Laboratory Alliance.
Latisha Mapp, US Environmental Protection Agency
12:15The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP) National Trends Network (NTN), a Premier Model of Multi-Sector Partnerships, Working to Provide New Information on PFAS Deposition in Precipitation
Martin Shafer, University of Wisconsin, State Laboratory of Hygiene

Monday, August 17

Best Management Practices for Environmental Laboratories
Session Chair(s): Scott Siders, Retired, and Ray Frederici, Eurofins TestAmerica
10:00Does Laboratory Accreditation Make a Difference?
Jerry Parr, The NELAC Institute
11:15Being an Effective QA Manager in a Commercial Laboratory
Scott Siders, Retired
11:45Laboratory Sampling - Part of Accreditation
Marlene Moore, Advanced Systems, Inc
12:15Understanding and Managing Proficiency Testing Requirements for Laboratory Accreditations
Cornelius Andy Valkenburg, Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation Inc.

Building Consensus Methods to Support Environmental Laboratories
Session Chair(s): William Lipps, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, and Tarun Anumol, Agilent Technologies
1:45How to Remain Objective and Open; Overview of the Consensus Standard Development Process
William Lipps, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
2:15Standardized Method for the Identification and Quantification of Microplastics in Wastewater Using LDIR Microscopy
Jeff Prevatt, Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation
2:45Total Nitrogen by Alkaline Persulfate Digestion and Enzymatic Nitrate Analysis
Ellen R Campbell, NECi
3:30Microplastics Analysis – Automatic Analysis by Dynamic Particle Imaging Analysis.
Ruth Marfil-Vega, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
4:00ASTM International and the Building of Consensus Standards in Support of Environmental Laboratories
Raul Dominguez, South Coast AQMD/ASTM D22

Tuesday, August 18

Laboratory Informatics
Session Chair(s): Robert Benz, Horizon LIMS
10:00Six Elements of a Successful LIMS Implementation
David Riese, Promium
10:30Environmental Sample Collection Tracking & Digital Chain-of-Custody for Laboratories
Russell Schindler, SampleServe, Inc.
11:00Lab Automation in the Environmental Sector
Ken Ochi, Accelerated Technology Laboratories

Data Quality, Management, and Review
Session Chair(s): Christina Hiegel, Trihydro Corp., Polly Newbold, ddms, Inc., and Jennifer Richardson, The Dow Chemical Company
1:30Traceability in Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing
Ginger Briggs, Bio-Analytical Laboratories
2:00Overcoming the Challenges of Data Migration and Management, a 300-Site Case Study
Kyle Power, Trihydro Corporation
2:45A New Standard Guide for the Development and Optimization of Chemical Methods for Compliance Reporting
William Lipps, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
3:15Data Validation Saves Your Bacon
Dee Shepperd, ddms, inc.

Wednesday, August 19

Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry
Session Chair(s): Judy Morgan, Pace Analytical Services
10:00UT Knoxville’s Water Quality Laboratory Accreditation: Episode II – The Phantom Menace
Adrian Gonzalez, University of Tennessee Knoxville
10:30Risk Analysis and the ISO 17025 Laboratory
Shawn Kassner, Pace Analytical Services
11:00Legionella Testing: How Could It (Positively) Effect Your Laboratory Operations?
Patsy Root, IDEXX Water

Wednesday, August 19

Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Environment
Session Chair(s): Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, and Mike Chang, Restek Corporation
1:25Welcome – Opening the PFAS Track
Dan Hautman, USEPA
1:30Characterizing PFAS Enrichment in Naturally Occurring Surface Water Foams
Trever Schwichtenberg, Oregon State University
2:00PFAS in Air: Sampling and Analytical Techniques for the Identification of Persistent Contaminants
Nicola Watson, Markes International
2:45Understanding Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Air
Lara Phelps, US EPA
3:15Analysis of PFAS Compounds in Air using Solid Sorbent Tubes with Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
Kurt Thaxton, GERSTEL GmbH
3:45PFAS in Different Water Matrices and Related Matrix Effects
MAYA Murshak, MERIT LABORATORIES, INC.

Thursday, August 20

Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Environment - Session 2
Session Chair(s): Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, and Mike Chang, Restek Corporation
10:00Development of a Forensics Based Approach to Evaluating Impacts of PFAS Contamination in the Environment
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
10:30PFAS and HRMS: What Will You Miss With Conventional LC-MS/MS?
Christopher Higgins, Colorado School of Mines
11:15Analysis of PFAS in Non-Potable Water by Co-Solvation with Methanol Followed by Tandem LCMS
William Lipps, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
11:45EPA Method 533 Validation of PFAS Comparing Manual and Automated Offline SPE Followed by LC-MS/MS
Xin Zhang, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Environment - Session 3
Session Chair(s): Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, and Mike Chang, Restek Corporation
1:00Application of Quadrupole-Orbitrap MS for Enhanced-Sensitivity in Targeted and Non-Targeted Analysis of PFAS in Environmental Waters
Ed George, Thermo Fisher Scientific
1:30A Rainwater Collection Network for Determining PFAS/GenX in Rainwater Samples
Jim Bowyer, NC Division of Air Quality
2:00Novel Stationary Phase for Simultaneous Analysis of Ultrashort-Chain (C2, C3), Alternative, and Legacy PFAS
Shun-Hsin Liang, Restek Corporation
2:45AOF by Combustion IC – Non Targeted Complemental Determination of PFAS in Aqueous Samples
Detlef Jensen, Thermo Fisher Scientific
3:15Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) using LC/MS/MS and Manual / Automated Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) Techniques in Ground, Surface, and Reclaimed Water.
Lily Sanchez, Orange County Water District

Friday, August 21

Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Environment - Session 4
Session Chair(s): Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, and Mike Chang, Restek Corporation
10:30Challenges and Solutions: Approaches to Reducing Interferences and Adsorption in PFAS Environmental Analysis.
Matthew Giardina, Agilent Technologies, Inc
11:15An Alternative Ionization Technique for LC-MS/MS Analysis Of Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) In Environmental Samples
Stuart Oehrle, Waters Corporation
11:45Demonstrating Improvements in PFAS Sensitivity Using a Microflow LC Approach for the EPA 537 Panel
Katherine Hyland, SCIEX
12:15Supercritical Fluid Extraction – A Solution for the Extraction of PFAS in Environmental Samples
Ruth Marfil-Vega, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Environment - Session 5
Session Chair(s): Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, and Mike Chang, Restek Corporation
1:30Quadrupole HRMS for Quantification and Screening of PFAS in EPA 537.1 and 533
Emily Parry, Agilent Technologies
2:00Innovative Technique for Measuring Total Organic Fluoride by Direct-Injection Combustion Ion Chromatography
Jay Gandhi, Metrohm USA
2:30Automated Sample Preparation for Determination of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Angelika Köpf, LCTech GmbH
3:15Column Chemistry Considerations for Full Coverage of Sample Matrices and Analyte Ranges in PFAS LC-MS/MS Workflows
J Preston, Phenomenex, Inc.
3:45Multi-Laboratory Validation of SW-846 Method 8327, Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Using External Standard Calibration and Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM) Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
Troy Strock, EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery

Monday, August 3

Keynote Speaker
12:30Present at the Creation: The 50-year Evolution of Environmental Instrumentation and Methodology
David Kennedy, Phenomenex, Inc.

Wednesday, August 5

Plenary Speaker
9:50Welcome and Introduction to Session
Lara Phelps, USEPA, Office of Research and Development (ORD) National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL)
10:00 "Confessions of a (Data) User"
Stan Meiburg, Wake Forest University
11:00EPA Clean Water Act (CWA) Methods Activities
Adrian Hanley, USEPA Office of Water
11:30Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Updates and Current Activities
Daniel Hautman, USEPA, OW, OGWDW, SRMD, TSC
12:00EPA’s SW-846 Methods Program: Current Activities and Path Forward
Christina Langlois-Miller, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Thursday, August 6

Keynote Speaker
12:30A History of EPA Regulations and How They Created the Environmental Testing Industry
Jerry Parr, The NELAC Institute

Wednesday, August 12

Vendor Lunch Speaker
12:30Microplastics Analysis: Simplified Workflows for Comprehensive Characterization in the Environment
Jeff Prevatt, Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Dept

Thursday, August 13

Vendor Lunch Speaker
12:15Analysis of Underivatized Glyphosate and Other Polar Contaminants
Shun-Hsin Liang, Restek Corporation

Innovative New Technology Showcase
Session Chair(s): Lara Phelps, USEPA
3:15Introduction by Moderator
Lara Phelps, USEPA, Office of Research and Development (ORD) National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL)
3:25Customizable Biosensor for the Detection of Heavy Metals and Nutrients
Natalie Cookson, Quantitative BioSciences, Inc.
3:30QC Tested Oasis WAX For PFAS Analysis
Ken Rosnack, Waters Corporation
3:35New Shimadzu Ion Chromatograph
Ruth Marfil-Vega, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
3:40Fast Analysis of Microplastics Using Laser-Based Infrared Spectroscopy
Louis Tisinger, Agilent Technologies
3:45Autonomous Real-time VOC Analyzer - OMNI-2100
Jason Robles, Camsco
3:50Automation of the Sample Purification Method for the Analysis of all 209 Polychlorinatedbiphenyls and Dioxins
Chris van Wakeren, DSP Systems
3:55Complete Solution for the Analysis of  PFAS in Drinking Water 
Chris Shevlin, ThermoFisher Scientific

Friday, August 14

Vendor Lunch Speaker
1:00Discover Innovative Solutions for the Environment in 2020
Ruth Marfil-Vega, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Monday, August 17

Vendor Lunch Speaker
1:00Leveraging Instrument Sensitivity - Customers, Laboratories, and Regulators Benefi ting From Evolving Lab Practices
Brian Pike, Pace Analytical IDEA Lab & Agilent Technologies

Tuesday, August 18

Vendor Lunch Speaker
11:45GC-MS/MS Approaches for Chlorinated POPs Analysis: What’s Next After Dioxins and Furans. Validation and Comparative Data Evaluation
Bharat Chandramouli, SGS-AXYS

Wednesday, August 19

Vendor Lunch Speaker
11:45Fast, Direct Injection Determination of HAAs in Drinking Water with IC-MS/MS by EPA 557
Paul Voelker, ThermoFisher Scientific
Session Chair: Anne Jurek, EST Analytical

Air Methods, Monitoring, and Technology
Advanced Solutions for Comprehensive Ambient Air Monitoring
Hannah Calder, Markes
Application and Validation of a Pocket Diffusive (POD) Sampler for Determination of VOCs in Air Using TD-GCMS
Nicola Watson, Markes International
Volatile and Semi-Volatile Compounds in Air in One Analysis by Automated Thermal Desorption
Lee Marotta, PerkinElmer

Challenges and Opportunities for Solid Phase Extraction
Analysis of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Drinking Water with Semi-Automated Solid Phase Extraction
Tom Hall, Fluid Management Systems
High Throughput Semi Automated Solid Phase Extraction and Analysis of Waste Water Using EPA 8270D
Tom Hall, Fluid Management Systems

Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
Automated Standard Preparation for USEPA Method 8260
Anne Jurek, EST Analytical

Data Quality, Management, and Review
Best Practices for Aroclor Screening of Drinking Water Compliance Samples by EPA 525.3
Kristen Leckrone, US EPA - Chicago Regional Laboratory

Drinking Water
Analysis of 1,4-Dioxane in Drinking Water with Semi-Automated Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) Using EPA Method 522
Rudolf Addink, Toxic Report Laboratories
Analysis of Haloacetic Acids in Drinking Water Without Extensive Sample Preparation: a LC/MS/MS Solution.
Ruth Marfil-Vega, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Analysis of Halogenated Disinfection By-Products and Chlorinated Solvents in Drinking Water by GC-Dual ECD
David Lee, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Anions Analysis in Drinking Water by a Novel Modular Ion Chromatograph
Hui Guo, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Decreasing the Cost and Increasing the Efficiency of Analysis of Haloacetic Acids Using Hydrogen Carrier Gas and Alternative Columns
Yuan Lin, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Determination of Low-Level Haloacetic Acids, Bromate, and Dalapon in Drinking Water Using IC-MS
Hua Yang, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Determination of Perchlorate in Drinking Water Using Ion Chromatography
Chris Shevlin, Thermo Fisher Scientific
EPA 200.8: Demonstration of Analytical Performance for Addressing Requirements from the Proposed Revised Lead and Copper Rule.
Hamed Ataee-Esfahani, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Fast Determination of Nine Haloacetic Acids, Bromate, and Dalapon at Trace Levels in Drinking Water Samples by Tandem IC-MS/MS
Chris Shevlin, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Geosmin and 2-Methylisoborneol in Water by Headspace (HS) Trap-GCMS and Solid Phase Microextraction, (SPME). A Comparison of Methods.
David Scott, PERKINELMER
Optimizing GC/MS Hardware and Software Parameters for Peak Performance in Environmental Analyses
Angela Smith Henry, Agilent Technologies Inc.
Perchlorate Quantitation in Drinking water by a Novel Modular Ion Chromatograph Coupled with Single Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry
Hui Guo, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Rapid Assessment of Water Quality Changes Based on Fluorescence Excitation-Emission Matrix
Gilbert Vial, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

New Organic Monitoring Techniques
A Next Generation Automated Purification System for the Analysis of Dioxins and Associated POPs
Guillaume ten Dam, DSP-Systems
Accelerated Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons By Implementing Direct Heating of the GC Column
Abbey Fausett, Agilent Technologies
Analysis of Microcystins LR, YR, and RR in Urine by 2D-LC/MS/MS
Jenifer Lewis, Waters Corporation
Fast GC-TOF MS for Sensitivity and Efficiency Improvements in the Analysis of SVOCs
Hannah Calder, Markes International
Fast Semi-Automated Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons Fractionation and Cleanup Using Pentane and Dichloromethane
Rudolf Addink, Toxic Report Laboratories

Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Environment
A New Rapid, Simple, and Efficient Extraction Method of PFAS from Soil
Alicia Stell, CEM Corporation
Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Non-Drinking Water Matrices Using the LC-Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer
Ruth Marfil-Vega, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Drinking Water Using EPA Methods 533 and 537.1 with Semi-Automated Solid Phase Extraction (EZPFC™)
Rudolf Addink, Fluid Management Systems
Analysis of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Specified in EPA M533 Using the Triple Quadrupole LCMSMS
Ruth Marfil-Vega, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Analysis of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Water by Direct Injection LC-MS/MS
Jingcun Wu, PerkinElmer Inc
Are There PFAS in My Water? A Detailed Look into Bottled Water.
Ruth Marfil-Vega, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Improved Method for the Determination of Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) in Drinking Water Using Automated Solid Phase Extraction and LC-MS/MS
Chris Shevlin, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Wet Chemistry Automation
A Correlation Study for Total Organic Carbon and the Five-Day Biochemical Oxygen Demand Test in Water Reclamation Plant Influent and Effluent
Thais Pluth, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Wet Chemistry Automation
Advances in Automated Cyanide Analysis
Timothy Smith, O.I. Analytical