ACIL EDUCATION SERIES: Air Analysis - Understanding Thermal Desorption Webinar
Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 1:00 – 2:00pm ET
Air Analysis - Understanding Thermal Desorption: Learn How to Optimize EPA Methods 325, TO-17 and extending range TO-17
This presentation will discuss the theory and operation of automated thermal desorption focusing on regulated EPA air methods. In addition, you will learn about sampling techniques, recommended analytical parameters and performance criteria for these methods. This information will help your laboratory either understand how to run air samples efficiently or improve your current methodologies with “tips and tricks” from the experts.
Results from site studies including refinery fence-line (new EPA regulation described in Method 325), MGP sites (combining TO-15 and TO-13 into one analysis – TO-17), Soil Gas (extending the target range past naphthalene), and indoor air will be presented.
All parameters including tuning, calibration range, reporting limits, MDLs and system precision will also be discussed.
Members Free; Non-Members - $25
About the Speakers:
Lee Marotta, PerkinElmer
Before coming to PerkinElmer, Lee worked for Exxon corporate research as a Gas Chromatographer. Joining PerkinElmer in 1992 as a GC product specialist, she become an expert for the environmental, petroleum, chemical and fine chemical industries. Currently, she holds a Sr Scientist position focusing on the petroleum and environmental (all matrices) markets helping her customers and her team be successful by developing more efficient methods and technologies.
Roberta Provost, Pace Analytical Services
Roberta earned her degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. She has an extensive and successful career in the environmental industry that spans nearly twenty years. Past experience includes wet chemistry, metals, VOCs, PCBs, organo-chlorine and organo-phosphorous pesticide analyses, as well as industrial chemistry method development. She currently works as a senior chemist in the Air Laboratory at Pace Analytical and specializes in method development.