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
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
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
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
11:00Break
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
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
4:15Monitoring of Air Pollutants Using Plants and Co-Located Soil - Egypt: Characteristics and Pollution
Wael Badawy, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

Wednesday, August 5

Drinking Water
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
Daniel Hautman, USEPA, OGWDW, SRMD, TSC
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
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
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
10:00Considerations for PFAS Fingerprinting and Allocation
Linda Cook, Exponent
10:30Development of a Forensics Based Approach to Evaluating Impacts of PFAS Contamination in the Environment
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
11:15Tap Water Fingerprinting Using a Convolutional Neural Network Built from Images of Coffee-Ring Effect
Xiaoyan Li, Michigan State University
11:45What’s In the Air We Breathe? Chemical Fingerprinting of PM2.5 by TD-GC×GC-TOF MS
Hannah Calder, Markes

Metals Analysis and Remediation
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 for ICPOES Analaysis 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)
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Monday, August 10

50 Years of Progress in Environmental Monitoring
10:00Consensus Organizations - Before EPA and the Path to Today
William Lipps, Shimadzu
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
Glynda Smith, U.S. 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
1:30Advances in Field Measurement, Sampling and Sensor Technologies for Quantifying Confidence in Representing Vapor Intrusion Exposures
Henry Schuver, US EPA
2:00Accurate Rapid In-Situ Measurement of the Microbiological Impact of Pollution Sources
Dan Angelescu, Fluidion US Inc.
2:30Incremental Sampling Methodology, Growing into an Everyday Tool
Mark Bruce, Eurofins TestAmerica

Shale Oil and Gas
3:15A Fix Was Found, a New Published Method is Emerging
Rock Vitale, Environmental Standards
3:45The Unique Challenges Associated with Sampling and Analysis of Produced Waters
Ryan Hall, NGL Energy Partners
4:15The Past Decade in the Shale Oil and Gas Industry
Kesavalu Bagawandoss, Environmental Standards, Inc.

Tuesday, August 11

Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring
10:00Effect of Aluminum Substitution on the Reactivity and Growth of Goethite and Hematite Nanoparticles
Clare Johnston, University of Minnesota
10:30Environmental Reactivity of Akaganeite: Phase Transformations and Contaminant Reduction
Maetzin Cruz-Reyes, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
11:15Tap Water Fingerprinting Using a Convolutional Neural Network Built from Images of Coffee-Ring Effect
Xiaoyan Li, Michigan State University
11:45Detection of Saxitoxin from Source and Drinking Water using Solid Phase Extraction and Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry
Shardula Gawankar, Michigan State University

Citizen Science
1:00The Environmental Past-Present-Future of Citizen Science.
Leon Vinci, Drexel University
1:30Citizen Science at EPA’s Office of Research and Development
Wayne Cascio, US Environmental Protection Agency
2:00A 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
2:30Shell Day 2019: Engaging Citizen Science Groups to Monitor Coastal Acidification
Matthew Liebman, EPA Region 1

Current Topics in Microbiology
3:15Evolution of Water Microbiology Testing
Patsy Root, IDEXX Water
3:45Progress in Microbiological Monitoring Methods
Yildiz Chambers-Velarde, General Dynamics Information Technology
4:15Transformation of Microbiological Methods
Yildiz Chambers-Velarde, General dynamics Information Technology

Wednesday, August 12

Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
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
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, University of Minnesota
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

Thursday, August 13

New Organic Monitoring Techniques
10:00A New EPA 1600-Series Method for PCB Congeners by Low-Resolution GC-MS
Adrian Hanley, USEPA Office of Water
10:30Ultra-Trace Pyrethroids in Surface and Waste Waters with a Simplified Benchtop Extraction Step and Sensitive LC-MS/MS Analysis
Agustin Pierri, Weck Laboratories
11:15Honey Authenticity Analysis: A Proposed Workflow Using the SCIEX X500R QTOF System
Katherine Hyland, SCIEX
11:45Rapid Quantitation of 14 Mycotoxins by Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectroscopy
Bahar Nakhjavan, CA Department of Food and Agriculture
1:30Monitoring of Emission Sources Using SIFT-MS
Caleb Allpress, Syft Technologies
2:00Determination of Acid Herbicides via Directy Inject LC/MS/MS
Nic Rasnake, Pace Analytical
2:30EPA Method 8270 with Nitrogen Carrier Gas
Paul Macek, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc.

Friday, August 14

Identifying and Combatting Inappropriate Laboratory Practices
10:00Not Your Father's Ethics
Dee Shepperd, ddms, inc.
10:30Combatting Inappropriate Laboratory Practices Panel Discussion
Christina Hiegel, Trihydro

Public and Private Environmental/ Public Health Laboratory Partnerships
1:30The Environmental Monitoring Coalition
Jerry Parr, The NELAC Institute
2:00Public and Private Environmental Laboratory Collaboration for Oil and Gas Regulatory and Industry Dissolved Gas Methodology Study
David Gratson, Environmental Standards
2:30 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
3:15An 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
3:45The 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
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
1:45How to Remain Objective and Open; Overview of the Consensus Standard Development Process
William Lipps, Shimadzu
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
10:00New LIMS Technologies and Making Sense of It All
David Riese, Promium
10:30The Environmental Sample Collection Tracking & Digital Chain-of-Custody
Russell Schindler, SampleServe, Inc.
11:15Lab Automation in the Environmental Sector
Ken Ochi, Accelerated Technology Laboratories
11:45Systems for Document and Records Control
Eric Davis, Horizon Lab Systems

Data Quality, Management, and Review
1:30Communicating Non-Regulatory Method Validation
Anand Mudambi, US EPA
2:00Traceability in Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing
Erin Briggs, Bio-Analytical Laboratories
2:30Overcoming the Challenges of Data Migration and Management, a 300-Site Case Study
Kyle Power, Trihydro Corporation
3:15Data Validation – Navigating the Divide Between Usable and Unusable Data
Rebecca Bass, SynTerra
3:45A New Standard Guide for the Development and Optimization of Chemical Methods for Compliance Reporting
William Lipps, Shimadzu
4:15Data Validation Saves Your Bacon
Dee Shepperd, ddms, inc.

Wednesday, August 19

Operational and Advocacy Issues Impacting the Environmental Laboratory Industry
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
1:30Electrochemical Destruction of PFAS in Landfill Leachates Using Boron-Doped Diamond Electrodes
Vanesssa Maldonado, MSU-Fraunhofer CCD
2:00Characterizing PFAS Enrichment in Naturally Occurring Surface Water Foams
Trever Schwichtenberg, Oregon State University
2:30PFAS in Air: Sampling and Analytical Techniques for the Identification of Persistent Contaminants
Nicola Watson, Markes International
3:15Understanding Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Air
Lara Phelps, US EPA
3:45Analysis of PFAS Compounds in Air using Solid Sorbent Tubes with Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
Kurt Thaxton, GERSTEL GmbH
4:15PFAS in Different Water Matrices and Related Matrix Effects
MAYA Murshak, MERIT LABORATORIES, INC.

Thursday, August 20

Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Environment
10:00Development of a Forensics Based Approach to Evaluating Impacts of PFAS Contamination in the Environment
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
10:30Considerations for PFAS Fingerprinting and Allocation
Linda Cook, Exponent
11:15PFAS and HRMS: What Will You Miss With Conventional LC-MS/MS?
Christopher Higgins, Colorado School of Mines
11:45Development and Optimization of ASTM D7979 for the Analysis of Per and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances in Non-Potable Water by Co-Solvation with Methanol Followed by Tandem Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry
William Lipps, Shimadzu
12:15EPA Method 533 Validation of PFAS Comparing Manual and Automated Offline SPE Followed by LC-MS/MS
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific
1:30Application of Quadrupole-Orbitrap MS for Enhanced-Sensitivity in Targeted and Non-Targeted Analysis of PFAS in Environmental Waters
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific
2:00A Rainwater Collection Network for Determining PFAS/GenX in Rainwater Samples
Jim Bowyer, NC Division of Air Quality
2:45Novel Stationary Phase for Simultaneous Analysis of Ultrashort-Chain (C2, C3), Alternative, and Legacy PFAS
Shun-Hsin Liang, Restek Corporation
3:15AOF by Combustion IC – Non Targeted Complemental Determination of PFAS in Aqueous Samples
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific
3:45Analysis 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
10:00Challenges and Solutions: Approaches to Reducing Interferences and Adsorption in PFAS Environmental Analysis.
Matthew Giardina, Agilent Technologies, Inc
10:30A Method for the Determination of Total Organic Fluorine and Its Correlation with PFAS Analysis
Charles Neslund, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC
11:15An Alternative Ionization Technique for LC-MS/MS Analysis Of Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) In Environmental Samples
Kari Organtini, 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
1:30Quadrupole HRMS for Quantification and Screening of PFAS in EPA 537.1 and 533
Tarun Anumol, Agilent
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)
Uwe Aulwurm, 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
10:00TBD
Stan Meiberg, 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
12:30Analysis of Underivatized Glyphosate and Other Polar Contaminants
Speaker To Be Announced, Restek Corporation

Friday, August 14

Vendor Lunch Speaker
12:30Discover Innovative Solutions for the Environment in 2020
Speaker To Be Announced, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

Monday, August 17

Vendor Lunch Speaker
1:00Leveraging Instrument Sensitivity - Customers, Laboratories, and Regulators Benefi ting From Evolving Lab Practices
Speaker To Be Announced, Agilent Technologies

Tuesday, August 18

Vendor Lunch Speaker
12:30What Else or What is Next After Dioxins?
Coreen Hamilton, SGS-AXYS, and Waters Corporation

Wednesday, August 19

Vendor Lunch Speaker
12:15New Product: Determination of Per- and Polyfl uorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) in Drinking Water using Automated Solid-phase Extraction and LC-MS/MS
Speaker To Be Announced, ThermoFisher Scientific
Academic Research Topics in Environmental Measurement and Monitoring
The Reactivity and Redox-Induced Nucleation and Growth of Goethite on Synthetic Aluminum Substituted Hematite Nanoparticles
Alanna Hildebrandt, University of Minnesota

Advances in Field Sampling, Measurement, and Sensor Technologies
A Watershed Approach to Measuring Microplastics and Lag Time in Surface Waters
Claire Simmerman, University of Minnesota

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
Richard Jack, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Anions Analysis in Drinking Water by a Novel Modular Ion Chromatograph
Ruth Marfil-Vega, Shimadzu scientific
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.
Ruth Marfil-Vega, 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
How to Achieve Enhanced Detection Limits and Performance using Headspace Trap (HStrap)/Gas Chromatograph (GC) / Mass Spectrometry (MS)
Lee Marotta, 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
Rapid Assessment of Water Quality Changes Based on Fluorescence Excitation-Emission Matrix
Ruth Marfil-Vega, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Streamlined PFAS Analysis with On-Line Sample Cleanup and Extraction
Michael Ebitson, Biotage

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
An Innovative Analytical Workflow for the Analysis of Taste and Odor Compounds in Water
Andy Sandy, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Analysis of Microcystins LR, YR, and RR in Urine by 2D-LC/MS/MS
Jenifer Lewis, Waters Corporation
Direct Column Heating: How Fast Can You Go?
Ian Eisele, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
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
Brahm Prakash, Shimadzu Scientific
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
Brahm Prakash, Shimadzu Scientific
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
Advances in Automated Cyanide Analysis
Timothy Smith, O.I. Analytical