Preliminary Program

NEMC 2019 will feature over 175 presentations and posters organized into concurrent technical sessions from Monday through Friday with a general session on Wednesday morning. A keynote address on a major topic kicks off the start of each day.

The Forum on Environmental Accreditation

The Forum on Environmental Accreditation (the Forum) held concurrently with NEMC, is the principal conference for addressing policy and technical issues affecting the accreditation of environmental laboratories in addition to field sampling and measurement organizations. The Forum features open public meetings of all TNI committees to allow quality professionals, chemists, analysts, microbiologists, engineers, and managers from federal and state agencies; commercial, municipal, state and federal laboratories; and many others who are actively involved and interested in laboratory accreditation issues to review what has been done and participate in the efforts to establish a national program for environmental laboratories and field sampling and measurement organizations. Details for the Forum meetings can be found at www.nelac-institute.org.

 

Monday, August 5

 8:00 Welcome

8:15 Presentation of the 2019 Charlie Carter Award

8:20 - 8:45 Keynote Address

10:00 - 5:00 Poster Session

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring
  • NEMC: Handling Interferences in Complex Matrices for Metals, Nutrients and COD
  • NEMC: Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry
  • NEMC: Highlights of SERDP and ESTCP-Funded Projects
  • TNI: Chemistry Expert Committee
  • TNI: Microbiology Expert Committee

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on your own

1:30 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • ELAB: Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board
  • NEMC: ASTM Committee D-19’s Effort to Provide Useful Test Methods to the Environmental Laboratory Community
  • NEMC: Laboratory Informatics
  • NEMC: Topics in Drinking Water (Session 1)
  • TNI: Quality Systems Expert Committee
  • TNI: Asbestos Expert Committee
  • TNI: WET Expert Committee

5:30 - 7:00 Opening Reception and Exposition

Tuesday, August 6

 8:00 - 5:00 Poster Session and Exposition

8:00 Welcome

8:15 - 8:45 Keynote Address: Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment
Mary Walker, USEPA Region 4

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Air Methods & Monitoring (Session 1)
  • NEMC: Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories (Session 1)
  • NEMC: Changing the Paradigm for Water Pollution Monitoring
  • NEMC: Topics in Drinking Water (Session 2)
  • TNI: Mentor Session - Root Cause Investigations
  • TNI: Proficiency Testing Expert Committee
  • TNI: SSAS Expert Committee

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Provided

1:00 - 3:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Air Methods & Monitoring (Session 2)
  • NEMC: Best Practices for Managing Environmental Laboratories (Session 2)
  • NEMC: Citizen Science
  • NEMC: Identifying and Combatting Inappropriate Laboratory Practices
  • TNI: Mentor Session - Root Cause Investigations (Continued)
  • TNI: NEFAP Executive Committee

3:30 - 5:30 Innovative New Technology Showcase and Reception

INNOVATIVE NEW TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE
Tuesday, August 6, 2019; 3:30 - 5:30 pm

The Innovative New Technology Showcase allows up to twelve (12) organizations to showcase innovative new technologies such as sensors, sampling devices, personal monitoring devices, and other new or innovative approaches to environmental monitoring. The Showcase will feature:

  • A poster board and table set-up in an interactive setting;
  • A 5 minute platform speaking opportunity for all those attending the Showcase to hear about each technology; and
  • A networking reception with attendees following this event.

 

Wednesday, August 7

 8:00 - 3:30 Poster Session and Exposition

8:00 - 8:15 Welcome

8:30 - 12:00 Plenary Session: Emerging Environmental Issues

  • Joseph Greenblott, USEPA, Office of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Daniel Peter Loucks, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
  • Kevin Teichman, USEPA, Office of Research and Development

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch on Your Own, OR Attend a Free Lunch Seminar with:

Agilent Technologies
Game of Knowns (and Unknowns): Optimizing Regulatory Contaminant Analysis while Providing Strategies for Emerging Contaminant ID in the Environment
Tarun Anumol, Agilent Technologies

OR

Restek Corporation
Extended List of PFAS Analysis
Dr. Shun-Hsin Liang, Mr. Chris Rattray, and Mr. Mike Chang, Restek Corporation

OR

ThermoFisher Scientific
Spotlight on Elemental Analysis in Environmental Laboratories: Be Ready To Do More

OR

Waters Corporation
A New Method for the Analysis of Dioxins in the Environment
Dr. Coreen Hamilton, SGS AXYS

1:30 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
  • NEMC: Current Topics in Microbiology
  • NEMC: Topics in Shale Gas
  • TNI: Laboratory Accreditation System Executive Committee (LASEC)
  • TNI: Proficiency Testing Program Executive Committee
  • TNI: NELAP Accreditation Council
  • FSEA: The Benefits of Having a Statewide Professional Organization for Environmental Laboratories

Thursday, August 8

 8:00 Welcome

8:15 - 8:45 Keynote Address:Nanomaterials in the Environment
Dr. Arturo Keller, University of California, Santa Barbara

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Monitoring for Food Adulteration
  • NEMC: Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment (Session 1)
  • NEMC: Field Sampling, Measurement & Sensor Technology
  • NEMC/TNI: NEMC Steering Committee and Conference Planning
  • TNI: Assessment Forum: Service Providers and Suppliers: Exploring the need for establishing consistent criteria for providers of critical consumables, supplies, and services in compliance with V1M2 Section 4.6, Purchasing Services and Supplies, of ISO 17025 and the TNI standard
  • TNI: Laboratory Accreditation Body Committee

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Provided

1:00 - 5:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment (Session 2)
  • NEMC: Data Quality, Management and Review
  • NEMC: Government Public Health and Private Environmental Laboratory Partnerships
  • NEMC: New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics
  • TNI: Field Activities Expert Committee
  • TNI: Radiochemistry Expert Committee
  • TNI: General Session (Committee Chairs Report)

Friday, August 9

 8:00 Welcome

8:15 - 8:45 Keynote Address: Emerging Water Quality Issues in Florida
Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation

9:00 - 12:00 Concurrent Sessions

  • NEMC: Challenges and Opportunities for Solid Phase Extraction
  • NEMC: Metals Analysis and Remediation
  • NEMC: Environmental Forensics
  • NEMC: New Focus on 'Old' Contaminants (e.g., lead, mercury, PCBs)
  • NEMC: Spotlight on Anion Analysis Instrumentations - Method 90XY
  • TNI: Advocacy Committee


Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring
Session Chair(s): Bob Wyeth, Independent Consultant, and Tarun Anumol, Agilent
9:00Analysis of Endocrine Disruptors in Tap, Surface and Wastewater by Online Concentration Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Sébastien Sauvé, Université de Montréal
9:30Exploring the Multidimensionality of High-Resolution Photoluminescence Spectroscopy to Face Environmental Challenges
Andres Campiglia, University of Central Florida
10:30Flexible, Wearable Diamond-Based Sensors for Assessment of Lead and Copper Exposure in Sweat: Device Fabrication and Electrochemical Characterization
Cory Rusinek, Michigan State University- Fraunhofer USA, Inc. Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies
11:00Hospital and Energy-Related Wastewater Impacts on Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products
Hannah Liberatore, University of South Carolina
11:30Rapid and Sensitive Liquid Chromatography Triple-Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry Methods for the Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Ether Acids in Water
Zachary Hopkins, North Carolina State University

Handling Interferences in Complex Matrices for Metals, Nutrients, and COD
Session Chair(s): William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC
9:00Detecting Inhibition of Nitrification – Experience Report
Christian Prokisch, MACHEREY-NAGEL
9:30Troubleshooting for Total Phosphorous and Ortho-Phosphate Colorimetric Testing for Discrete and Segmented Flow Analyzers
Sarah Leibenguth, SEAL Analytical
10:30Pushing the Boundaries of Single Quad ICP-MS
Mark Kelinske, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
11:00Overcoming Simple and Complex Matrix Interferences in Environmental Samples by QQQ-ICP-MS
Craig Jones, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
11:30Overcoming Interferences Impacting Heavy Metals Analyses by ICPMS
Michael Flournoy, Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences

Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry
Session Chair(s): Judy Morgan, Pace Laboratories
9:00Accrediting the University of Tennessee’s Water Quality Core Facility Laboratory to the 2016 TNI Standard
Adrian Gonzalez, University of Tennessee Knoxville
9:30Does PT Data Support the Value of Laboratory Accreditation?
Curtis Wood, ERA
10:30The TNI Fields of Proficiency Testing Change Process
Maria Friedman, State Water Resources Control Board
11:00The Necessity for Proper Reference Standard Preparation in Environmental Analysis and the Use of Certified Reference Materials
Don Shelly, LGC Standards
11:30Using Method Translation to Increase Throughput while Maintaining the Same Elution Profile
Christopher Rattray, Restek Corporation

Highlights of SERDP- and ESTCP-Funded Projects
Session Chair(s): Herbert Nelson, CIV OSD OUSD A-S (USA), and Jordan Adelson, US Navy, NAVSEA LQAO
9:00Overview of SERDP & ESTCP Efforts in Sampling and Analysis of PFAS
Cara Patton, Noblis
9:30Evaluating the Effectiveness of Emerging Geophysical Methods to Characterize AFFF-Impacted Contaminant Source Areas
Samuel Falzone, Rutgers University Newark
10:30Developing PIGE into a Rapid Field-Screening Test for PFAS
John Wilkinson, University of Notre Dame
11:00Comprehensive Profiling of PFASs in Environmental Waters: Analytical Method Implementation and Preliminary Monitoring Results
Sébastien Sauvé, Université de Montréal
11:30Rapid Quantification of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances by Combustion Gas Analysis
Ibrahim Abusallout, University of Nevada, Reno

ASTM Committee D-19's Effort to Provide Useful Test Methods to the Environmental Laboratory Community
Session Chair(s): William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC, and Tarun Anumol, Agilent
1:30Overview of ASTM D-19 and the Use of Consensus Methods
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical (EEA)
2:00 D-8028: Measurement of Dissolved Gases Methane, Ethane, Ethylene, and Propane by Static Headspace Sampling and Flame Ionization Detection (GC/FID)
Anne Jurek, EST Analytical
2:30Draft Method for Determination of Pesticides, PCBs, and Polychlorinated Biphenyl Congeners in Aqueous Solution by Tandem GCMSMS
Brahm Prakash, Shimadzu Scientific
3:30Draft Practice for Estimating pH to Verify Preservation of Laboratory Samples
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical (EEA)
4:00Draft Practice for Development and Optimization of D19 Chemical Analysis Methods Intended for EPA Compliance Reporting
Jerry Parr, The NELAC Institute

Laboratory Informatics
Session Chair(s): Robert Benz, Khemia
1:30Accreditation Body Assessment of LIMS
Matthew Sica, ANSI National Accreditation Board
2:00Recovering Lost Time
Joshua Brown, Pace Analytical National Center for Testing and Innovation
2:30The Application of a SDMS (Sample Data Management System)
Bin Yu, AIS International Ltd.
3:30The Future of Lab Data Reporting, Taking It Beyond the Excel Table
Russell Schindler, SampleServe, Inc.
4:00Utilizing LIMS to Facilitate Resilience Planning and Enterprise Risk Management
Leigh Fletcher, Ocean Systems Laboratory, Inc.
4:30Key Trends – Lab Informatics @ Environmental QC Labs
QAIS MALIK, Infosys Limited

Topics in Drinking Water
Session Chair(s): Andy Eaton, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC and Joe Romano, Waters Corporation
1:30Validation of EPA Method 524.3 for Low Level Analysis of TCP, EDB, and DBCP
Yongtao Li, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC
2:00Quantitative Determination of Volatile Organic Pollutants in Water Using Headspace–Trap GC–MS
Jan Peter Mayser, Markes International
2:30Analysis of Semi-Volatile Organics in Drinking Water with Semi-Automated Solid Phase Extraction Using EPA Method 525.3
Ruud Addink, Toxic Report Laboratories
3:30Semi-Volatiles in Drinking Water per EPA Method 525: Maintaining Optimal Analytical Performance
Angela Smith Henry, Agilent Technologies
4:00Fast Analysis of Haloacetic Acids, Bromate and Dalapon Using Ion Chromatography Coupled with Mass Spectrometry
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific
4:30Analysis of Perchlorate, Bromate and Halo Acetic Acids in Various Waters by Tandem Suppressed Conductivity and Mass Spectroscopy
Jay Gandhi, Metrohm USA

Keynote Speaker
8:00PFAS in the Environment - (preliminary)
Mary Walker, USEPA - Region 4

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
Nicola Watson, 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

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.

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

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

Air Methods & Monitoring
Session Chair(s): Jason Herrington, Restek, and Deb Gaynor, Phoenix Chemistry Services
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
2:00The Performance of Thermal Desorption for the Analysis of High-Boiling SVOCs Compared to Standard Methods
Nicola Watson, Markes International
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
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.
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.

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

Plenary Speaker
8:30Emerging Environmental Issues
Daniel P. Loucks, Cornell Institute for Public Affairs
9:15Emerging Environmental Issues
Geoffrey Plumlee, USGS
10:30Emerging Environmental Issues
Joseph M Greenblott, USEPA
11:15Emerging Environmental Issues
Kevin Teichman, USEPA

Vendor Lunch Speaker
12:00Game of Knowns (and Unknowns): Optimizing Regulatory Contaminant Analysis while Providing Strategies for Emerging Contaminant ID in the Environment
Tarun Anumol, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
12:00A New Method for the Analysis of Dioxins in the Environment
Coreen Hamilton, SGS AXYS
12:00Extended List of PFAS Analysis
Chris Rattray, Restek Corporation
12:00Spotlight on Elemental Analysis in Environmental Laboratories: Be Ready To Do More
TBD TBD, ThermoFisher

Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
Session Chair(s): Lem Walker, USEPA OW OST, and William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC
1:30Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Updates and Current Activities
Daniel Hautman, U.S.EPA
2:00EPA Clean Water Act (CWA) Methods Activities
Adrian Hanley, USEPA/OW/OST
2:30EPA’s SW-846 Methods Program: Current Activities and Path Forward
Christina Langlois-Miller, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
3:30Handling Interferences for Nutrient-, Metal- and COD Analysis – Experience Report
Christian Prokisch, MACHEREY-NAGEL
4:00Method Validation Case Study: DPD Legacy Method Applied to Peracetic Acid Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
Joanne Carpenter, CHEMetrics, Inc.
4:30EPA's Alternate Test Procedure Program: The Process to get Alternate Methods or New Methods Approved for Compliance Monitoring under the Clean Water Act (CWA)
Yildiz Chambers-Velarde, General Dynamics Information Technology

Current Topics in Microbiology
Session Chair(s): Patsy Root, IDEXX, and Deb Waller, NJDOH
1:30Evaluation of IDEXX Legiolert for In-house Testing of Cooling Tower Water Samples
Jennifer Hunter, Pinellas County Utilities
2:00Raising Awareness of Legionella Presence in our Local Communities
Katie Strothman, Sanders Laboratories
2:30Next Generation Sequencing to Detect Environmental Stress
Krista Ternus, Signature Science, LLC
3:30Tecta-PDS Automated Microbiological Detection System
Doug Wilton, Tecta-PDS
4:00It's Not That Scary: Measurement Uncertainty, Validation and Verification for Micro
Patsy Root, IDEXX
4:30Changes to Module V for Microbiology Laboratories
Debra Waller, NJDEP

Topics in Shale Gas
Session Chair(s): Kesavalu Bagawandoss, Eurofins TestAmerica, and Dave Gratson, Environmental Standards Inc.
1:30Alarming Differences in Dissolved Methane Across Commercial Laboratories – Finding a Fix
Rock Vitale, Environmental Standards, Inc.
2:00Improving Quality with Water Based QC for Dissolved Gas Analysis in Water
Mark Bruce, Eurofins TestAmerica
2:30Comparison of Gas Phase and Liquid LCS Standards in Dissolved Gas Analysis
Kesavalu Bagawandoss, Eurofins TestAmerica
3:30Overview of Shale Gas Exploration and Analytical Methods for Characterization of Shale Gas
Kesavalu Bagawandoss, Eurofins TestAmerica
4:00Oil and Gas Wastewater Analysis for Reuse/Recycle Management
David Gratson, Environmental Standards
4:30Difficulties with Accurately Quantifying Radionuclide Activities in Oil and Gas Wastewater Utilizing Current Methodology
Mark McNeal, ACZ Laboratories, Inc.

Keynote Speaker
8:00Fast Multi-Element Quantification of Nanoparticles in Water and Waste Water Using Single Particle ICP-MS
Arturo Keller, Univ of California - Santa Barbara

Monitoring for Food Adulteration (Food Fraud)
Session Chair(s): Joe Romano, Waters Corporation
9:00Challenges in Monitoring for Food Adulteration: A Manufacturer’s Perspective
Tom Seipelt, Abbott Nutrition
9:30Common Issues in Food Fraud & Adulteration
Ramin Jahromi, Eurofins
10:30Advances in Direct Mass Spectrometry Techniques Coupled with Chemometric Modelling for the Rapid Detection of Food Fraud
Ken Rosnack, Waters Corp
11:00New Approaches for Food Authenticity Testing
John Szpylka, Merieux NutriSciences
11:30Real-Time Authentication of Whiskeys Using DART-QDa Analysis
Joe Romano, Waters Corporation

Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment
Session Chair(s): Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
9:00A Direct Inject Approach for Analysis of Legacy and Emerging Perfluoroalkyl Substances in Environmental Water and Soil Samples
Kari Organtini, Waters Corporation
9:30A Single Analytical Method for the Determination of Legacy and Emerging Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Aqueous Matrices
Timothy Coggan, RMIT University
10:30Advances in Automated Sample Preparation and Analysis of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Environmental Water Samples
James Pyke, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
11:00Are You Ready for Monitoring PFAS in Your Waters? Mass Spectrometry Solutions for Answering Your Questions.
Ruth Marfil-Vega, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
11:30Direct and Offline Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Ground, Surface and Waste Water by LC-MS/MS
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Field Sampling, Measurement & Sensor Technology
Session Chair(s): Reza Karimi and Stephen Reece, National Exposure Research Lab
9:00Cloud Based Real Time Monitoring with Sample Initiation
Ed Stuber, SGS Galson
9:30Performance Comparison of Three Low-cost Particulate Matter Sensors in an Ambient Environment
Stephen Reece, ORISE Participant hosted by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Exposure Research Laboratory
10:30The Importance of Proper Sample Collection
Justin Monroe, MWRDGC
11:00Developing a Fluorescence Biosensor for Glyphosate Using a Bacterial Protein
Shahir Rizk, Indiana University South Bend
11:30Monitoring Real-Time Soil Moisture
Jake Aalfs, San Antonio River Authority

Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment
Session Chair(s): Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
1:00Evaluation of QuEChERS Clean-up Procedures for the Analysis of Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Biological Tissues and Other Complex Solid Matrices
Syljohn Estil, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
1:30Navigating the Complexities of PFAS Analysis, a Laboratory Perspective
Jonathan Thorn, Battelle
2:00PFAS Remediation at MSU-Fraunhofer: Electrochemical Destruction in Wastewater and Landfill Leachates Using Boron-Doped Diamond Electrodes
Cory Rusinek, Michigan State University- Fraunhofer USA, Inc. Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies
2:30Precision and Accuracy Data of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Multiple Soil Matrices Using ASTM Standard D7968
Danielle Kleinmaier, US EPA – Region 5 Chicago Regional Laboratory
3:30TOP Assay, Years of Lessons Learned
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
4:00Utilizing Solid Phase Extraction to Overcome Contamination and Recovery Challenges when Extracting Perfluorinated Compounds from Drinking Water and Wastewater
Michael Ebitson, Biotage
4:30Single-Injection Screening and Quantitation of Gen-X and 24 Other PFASs in Water and Soil Using Various Tandem Mass Spectrometry Workflows
Oscar Cabrices, SCIEX

Data Quality, Management and Review
Session Chair(s): Christina Hiegel, Trihydro Corporation, Polly Newbold, ddms, inc., and Jennifer Richardson, The Dow Chemical Company
1:00RESL PT Programs and CRM Materials
Shane Steidley, U.S. Department of Energy, Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory
1:30Demystifying Isotope Dilution for Mass Spectroscopy
Charlie Appleby, U.S. EPA OLEM/OSRTI/ASB
2:00Assessing the EPA MUR MDL and TNI 2016 MDL Requirements
Halley Hastings, NV5
2:30Do We Really Need All the Quality Assurance/Quality Control Samples in Groundwater Monitoring?
Mark Lupo, Arcadis
3:30Examples of In-Depth Data Integrity Review...Outside the Box Approaches
Catherine Katsikis, LDCFL-NAOS Consulting, LLC.
4:00The Data User’s Guide to Producing Legally Defensible Environmental Data
Christina Hiegel, Trihydro Corporation
4:30Developing and Maintaining ISO 17025 Accreditation for the U.S. National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction – Civil Support Teams
Leslie Kearby, Signature Science, LLC

Government Public Health and Private Environmental Laboratory Partnerships
Session Chair(s): Martina McGarvey, PA DEP, and Henry Leibovitz, RI PHL
1:00California Laboratory Mentor Initiative: Labs Helping Labs
Christine Sotelo, California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program
1:30Utility and Laboratory Preparedness Tools from EPA’s Water Laboratory Alliance Team: Know Your Options
Yasmin Termeh-Zonoozi, US Environmental Protection Agency
2:00Public Private Partnership to Educate and Reduce Legionnaires' Disease in Healthcare Settings
Patsy Root, IDEXX Water
2:30Public Health Environmental Laboratories Challenges and Opportunities for Private Well Water Quality
Susie Dai, State Hygienc Laboratory
3:30Public Health Environmental Laboratories Challenges and Opportunities for Private Well Water Quality
Roger Sealy, Houston Health Department
4:00Characterization of Nanoparticles in the Environment and Clinical Specimens via sp-ICPMS
Dominic Buckner, DC PHL / George Washington University
4:30Legionella spp. Monitoring in New York City’s Water Distribution System
Enoma Omoregie, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics
Session Chair(s): Scott Krepich, Phenomenex, and Charles Appleby, USEPA
1:00A Fast GC/MS/MS MRM Method for Semivolatiles that Meets EPA 8720D/E Requirements
Melissa Churley, Agilent
1:30EPA Method 8270 with Nitrogen Carrier
Paul Macek, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.
2:00Fast Semi-Automated Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons Fractionation and Cleanup
Tom Hall, Fluid Management Systems
2:30High Throughput Soil and Water Contamination Testing with Automated SIFT-MS
William Kerr, Syft Technologies Ltd
3:30Incremental Sampling Methodology Update
Mark Bruce, TestAmerica
4:00Innovations in GC Inlet Liner Technology: Matrix Trapping Without Formation of New Active Sites
Angela Smith Henry, Agilent Technologies
4:30Simplified Extraction of Semivolatile Organics by EPA Method 625.1
Agustin Pierri, Weck Laboratories

Keynote Speaker
8:00Emerging Water Quality Issues in Florida
Eric Eikenberg, The Everglades Foundation

Challenges and Opportunities for Solid Phase Extraction
Session Chair(s): Zoe Grosser, Consultant, representing Horizon Technology, Inc., and Polly Newbold, ddms, inc.
9:00Analysis of Perfluorinated Compounds in Drinking and Waste Water Using Sequential and Parallel Automated Solid Phase Extraction Using EPA Method 537.1
Tom Hall, Fluid Management Systems
9:15LC-MS/MS Analysis of Legacy and Emerging Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Environmental Water Samples Following SPE Enrichment
Kari Organtini, Waters Corporation
9:30Reducing Instrument Downtime for Organochlorine Pesticide Sample Analysis Using an Optimized Graphitized Carbon Black Cartridge for Extract Cleanup
jason thomas, restek corporation
9:45Analysis of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins, Furans and Biphenyls in Drinking Water with Semi-Automated Solid Phase Extraction Using EPA Method 1613
Ruud Addink, Toxic Report Laboratories
10:00Solid Phase Extraction: A Century of Chemical Development Combined with Recent Technological Advancements to Tackle Increasing Application Challenges
Maura Rury, Biotage
10:30Solid Phase Extraction of Environmental Samples - A Decade Later
Clint David, Environmental Chemistry, Inc.
11:00Panel Discussion - How Does SPE Fit into the World?
Zoe Grosser, Retired

Environmental Forensics
Session Chair(s): Kitty Kong, Chevron, and Michelle Kerr, USEPA Region 5
9:00An Important 2nd-Look at the Reported Concentrations of Indoor Air Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon
Hong Luo, Chevron ETC
9:25Ensuring Your Data are Fit for Forensic Analysis Use
Linda Cook, Exponent
9:50Vapor Intrusion Forensic Analysis
Justin Knight, Geosyntec Consultants

Spotlight on Anion Analysis Instrumentations - 9000 series
Session Chair(s): Mark Bruce, Eurofins TestAmerica
9:00Analysis of Cyanide Ion in Various Matrices by Ion Chromatography and Amperometric Detection
Jay Gandhi, Metrohm USA
9:25Colorimetric Determination of Anions on Discrete and Segmented Flow Analyzers
Sarah Leibenguth, SEAL Analytical

Metals Analysis and Remediation
Session Chair(s): Annie Carter, Brooks Laboratories, and Zikri Arslan, Jackson State University
10:30Speciation of Mercury in Hg-Contaminated Soils from Oak Ridge TN
Zikri Arslan, Jackson State University
11:00The Analysis of Trace Elements using Inductively Coupled Plasma Based Techniques in Environmental Laboratories: Everyday Workhorses and Problem Solvers
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific
11:30Use of an Automated Method to Measure Bromine, Chlorine, and Iodine Speciation and Total Metals Content in Drinking Water Using a Single Platform Instrument Combined with ICP-MS
C. Derrick Quarles Jr., Elemental Scientific, Inc.

New Focus on 'Old' Contaminants (e.g., lead, mercury, PCBs)
Session Chair(s): Mark Bruce, Eurofins TestAmerica
10:15Glass or Plastic: The Challenges and Solutions of Analyzing Mercury by ICP
James King, Inorganic Ventures
10:40Semi Automated Clean Up for Persistent Organic Pollutants Analysis in Environmental Samples - Complete Separation of PCDD/Fs and PCBs for Sample Extracts in Toluene
Ruud Addink, Toxic Report Laboratories
11:05Multi-Laboratory Validation of a PCB Congener Method by Low-Resolution GC-MS
Adrian Hanley, USEPA/OW/OST
11:30Heavy Metal Exposure in Childhood Food Staples – The Peanut Butter & ‘Jelly’ Studies
Patricia Atkins, SPEX CertiPrep

Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring
Session Chair(s): Bob Wyeth, Independent Consultant, and Tarun Anumol, Agilent
Microbial Source Tracking Using Digital PCR To Discriminate Sources of Fecal Contamination in Base Flow and Storm Water of Potomac River (Poster)
Dongmei Alvi, Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory - Virginia Tech Univ.

Advances in Monitoring Persistent, Bioaccumulating and Toxic (PBT) Compounds
Chromatography and Ionization Optimization Using a Triple Quadrupole GC/MS for the Analysis of Perfluorinated Alkyl Acids in Water (Poster)
Matthew Curtis, Agilent
Determination of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Fish Tissues by Accelerated Solvent Extraction and GC-MS/MS (Poster)
Aaron Kettle, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Determination of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Soils and Solid Waste by Accelerated Solvent Extraction and GC-MS/MS (Poster)
Aaron Kettle, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Soil by Accelerated Solvent Extraction and GC-MS (Poster)
Aaron Kettle, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Monitoring and Modeling Oxygenated PAHs Formed During Graphene Oxide Phototransformation (Poster)
Dermont Bouchard, USEPA

Air Methods & Monitoring
Session Chair(s): Jason Herrington, Restek, and Deb Gaynor, Phoenix Chemistry Services
Total Reduced Nitrogen (NHx) Measurement Methods for Implementation in Long-Term Monitoring Networks (Poster)
Christopher Rogers, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions

Challenges and Opportunities for Solid Phase Extraction
Session Chair(s): Zoe Grosser, Consultant, representing Horizon Technology, Inc., and Polly Newbold, ddms, inc.
Complete Fractionation of Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons Using Newly Developed Small Bed EPH SPE Cartridges (Poster)
Mike Wittrig, RESTEK
Determination of Pesticides in Edible Oils (Poster)
Douglas Stevens, Waters Corp.
New SPE Based on Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for Analysis of Glyphosate Without Derivatization (Poster)
Sami Bayoudh, AFFINISEP
New SPE Disk for Determination of Multi-class Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products Residues in Tap Water, Prior to HPLC-MS/MS Analyses (Poster)
Sami Bayoudh, AFFINISEP

Characterization of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment
Session Chair(s): Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
Analysis and Quantitation of Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) in EPA Method 537.1 Using High Resolution Accurate Mass Spectrometry (Poster)
Brahm Prakash, Shimadzu Scientific
Analysis of Ultrashort-Chain (C2, C3) and Alternative PFASs: LC-MS/MS Method Development and Application to Water Sample (Poster)
Shun-Hsin Liang, Restek Corporation
Low Level Detection of 26 Diverse Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Drinking Water Using Solid-Phase Extraction (SPE) and LC-MS/MS Analysis (Poster)
Brian Kinsella, UCT Inc.
Simplified Analysis of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Surface Waters, Wastewaters and Soil Matrices Based on ASTM Methods (Poster)
Andre Santos, Agilent Technologies

Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
Session Chair(s): Lem Walker, USEPA OW OST, and William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC
SW-846 Methods: Update for 2019 (Poster)
Christina Langlois-Miller, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Data Quality, Management and Review
Session Chair(s): Christina Hiegel, Trihydro Corporation, Polly Newbold, ddms, inc., and Jennifer Richardson, The Dow Chemical Company
Impacts of Holding Time on the Analysis of Nonylphenol in Soil and Biosolids Samples (Poster)
Danielle Kleinmaier, US EPA – Region 5 Chicago Regional Laboratory
The SigSci HazMatPT® Program – Characterizing Performance for Non-Standard Laboratories (Poster)
Leslie Kearby, Signature Science, LLC

Handling Interferences in Complex Matrices for Metals, Nutrients, and COD
Session Chair(s): William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC
An Optimized Method to Obtain Human Biomonitoring Data of Al, Bi, Ce, Cr, Ge, La, Li, Nd, Pr, Ti, Te and Y in Whole Blood. (Poster)
Innocent Jayawardene, Health Canada

New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics
Session Chair(s): Scott Krepich, Phenomenex, and Charles Appleby, USEPA
Comprehensive, Non-Target Environmental Exposome Sample Characterization Using GCxGC and High Resolution Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (Poster)
James Carlson, LECO Corporation
Decreasing Purge and Trap Cycle Times for USEPA Method 8260 (Poster)
Anne Jurek, EST Analytical
Group-type Analysis of Petroleum Products by GC×GC (Poster)
Scott Krepich, Phenomenex
New Analytical Method of Aroclor and Organochlorine Pesticides in Ground Water (Poster)
Riki Kitano, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.

New Focus on 'Old' Contaminants (e.g., lead, mercury, PCBs)
Session Chair(s): Mark Bruce, Eurofins TestAmerica
Analysis of Organochlorine Pesticides and PCB's using US EPA Method 608.3 (Poster)
Cynthia Elmore, OI Analytical
Increased Reproducibility in the Analysis of EU and EPA PAH’s with the Agilent Select PAH GC Column and Metal Microfluidic Guard Chip Technology by Gas Chromatography (Poster)
Vanessa Abercrombie, Agilent Technologies

Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry
Session Chair(s): Judy Morgan, Pace Laboratories
Maintaining Uptime for Semivolatiles Analysis with the Agilent 8890 GC (Poster)
Rachael Ciotti, Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Topics in Drinking Water
Session Chair(s): Andy Eaton, Eurofins Eaton Analytical, LLC and Joe Romano, Waters Corporation
Analysis of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in Drinking Water at Low Part Per Trillion Levels by Online SPE-UHPLC-MS/MS (Poster)
Jamie Foss, PerkinElmer
Highly Sensitive Analysis of Chromium (VI) in Drinking Water by Ion Chromatography (IC) with Post-Column Derivatization and UV/VIS Detection (Poster)
David Mazawa, Pickering Laboratories, Inc.
Using the OI pHDetect to Automate pH Determination After Running VOC’s by P&T GCMS (Poster)
William Lipps, Eurofins Eaton