Environmental Measurement Symposium 2018
INNOVATIVE NEW TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
Tuesday, August 7, 2018; 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Organized jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Agency) and The NELAC Institute (TNI), the 2018 Environmental Measurement Symposium, a combined meeting of the 34th Annual National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) and the Forum on Environmental Accreditation, is the largest conference focused on environmental measurements in North America.

For the fiffth year in a row, we are pleased to offer an exclusive opportunity for up to twelve (12) organizations to showcase innovative new technologies - sensors, apps, personal monitoring devices, among others - and network with several hundred managers and senior staff from commercial laboratories; the regulated community; the Agency's regulatory program offices, regional and headquarters compliance staff; state compliance officials; tribal nations; the international community; the exhibitor community; and others involved in or affected by the Agency's policies and procedures.

The Innovative New Technology Showcase will feature a poster and a five minute oral presentation describing each new technology.

2017 Participants:

Agilent Technologies
By combining intelligence, intuition, and innovation, Agilent Technologies has created Intuvo, the next generation of Gas Chromatography.

CRSci
The Light Emitting Diode Distance and Ranging Environmental Monitoring System (LEMS) is a robust, low power, snow and river level monitoring sensor with embedded machine learning, object recognition, and near-field object discernment. The device provides snow depth at 16 points along a transect and is capable of maintaining millimeter accuracy during harsh alpine conditions where such near-field particulates induce significant error in ultrasonic distance and ranging devices.

Hanby PetroAnalysis
Through the use of our new small lab in the field that fingerprints hydrocarbons, including crude oils, a baseline of what the groundwater looks like before, during, and after drilling and/or fracking provides for protection from the broad blame of ground water contamination in a particular geographic location.

Horizon Technology, Inc.
Solid phase extraction has been around for at least 50 years and disk SPE technology has matured and been accepted into EPA methodology for many methods. The automation of disk SPE has advanced and several new features incorporated into the SPE-DEX 5000 are new applications of the latest technology.

IDEXX Laboratories
Legionella pneumophila is a Gram-negative bacterium commonly found in potable and nonpotable water; it is the primary cause of Legionnaires’ Disease, a severe, sometimes fatal, pneumonia. IDEXX’s new Legiolert method dramatically simplifies detection of Legionella pneumophila in water with an easy, accurate, Colilert-like test platform.

Kisters North America, Inc.
The United Nations Global Environmental Monitoring System (GEMS) Water Programme is dedicated to providing environmental water quality data (sample results and continuously measured data) of the highest quality, integrity, accessibility, and interoperability.

Michigan State University
A new method was developed and evaluated for water testing that can be conducted using commonly available and reusable materials (aluminum sheet, dropper, 30x triplet jeweler’s loupe ($18), and a cell phone camera). This method harnesses the coffee-ring effect to provide nano-scale chromatography of solute particles within an aqueous droplet on a solid substrate.

Planktos Instruments
HydroSphere an autonomous water quality monitoring robot for use in rivers, lakes, and harbors. The patent-pending device is the first of its kind to allow long-distance, multi-day, hands-free monitoring of river water quality. The innovation making this possible is the capability for submerged travel and a flotation feature that brings the device back to the surface for recovery.

NECi Superior Enzymes
NECi has been working hard to expand our line of recombinant "reagent grade" enzymes and easy to use kits.

SCIEX
The SCIEX SelexION™ technology adds another dimension of selectivity to a LC-MS/MS instrument that may be the difference between success or failure for an important project.

Thermo Fisher Scientific
The Thermo Scientific Dionex Integrion High Pressure Ion Chromatography (HPIC) system delivers confidence in water analysis, with features previously available only on Dionex high-end systems, including high-pressure capability and optional electrochemical detection.

XOS
High Definition X-ray fluorescence uses high, medium, and low energy monochromatic beams in sequence to provide a broad range of elemental sensitivities and interference effects to be minimized. Recently, ASTM D8064-16 established a standard test method for elemental analysis of soil and solid waste for the determination of Pb, Hg, As, Cd, Ni, and Cr.

Ziltek Pty Ltd
RemScan is a handheld infrared device for the rapid infield measurement of petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants in soil. The device uses diffuse reflectance technology, where a mid-infrared beam hits the soil surface and reflects back to a detector, generating an onscreen measurement of TPH.