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2016 Ohio Brownfield Conference

Event Announcement

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016

The Ohio EPA Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization is holding its annual Brownfield Conference on April 6 and 7 in Columbus, Ohio. The conference attracts attendees from a number of different environmental disciplines including environmental consultants, developers, environmental attorneys and cleanup contractors. 

TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, will be providing a presentation at the conference entitled Aroclor Analysis and the Challenge of Matrix Interference. Ray Risden, Technical Director at TestAmerica, will discuss the analytical process required to produce quality PCB data from uncommon and difficult matrices such as caulk, sealants, concrete and solvent mixtures. These complex samples pose significant challenges for environmental laboratories. As such, it is imperative that the laboratory effectively adapt the analytical process to produce useful and compliant data. The presentation will detail a holistic approach to analyzing complex sample matrices, from sample preparation and extraction to extract cleanup and finally analysis by gas chromatography.

Ray Risden has more than 23 years of experience in the environmental testing industry, holding positions as a chemist, Department Manager, Operations Manager and Technical Director at TestAmerica’s Canton, Ohio laboratory. He has extensive experience adapting organic methodologies to the unique samples generated by the demolition and remediation of facilities in multiple industries.
Mr. Risden earned his BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry from Walsh University in 1992.


Event Archive

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1/18/2017   Introduction to Generating Quality Vapor Data with Comment on U.S. EPA's Recently Released Technical Guides

1/18/2017   2017 Part 1 - An Overview of Environmental Testing Laboratories' Quality System and Data Integrity Programs

12/15/2016   Encore Presentation Webinar - So Many Choices in Data Delivery, So Little Time!

12/13/2016   The Analysis of Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) Including PFOS and PFOA

11/29/2016   Encore Presentation Webinar - Inside the 'Black Box' of an Environmental Testing Laboratory - Basic Analytical Procedures

11/15/2016   Chemical Analysis of Sediments - 'Sediments are more than wet dirt'

10/25/2016   Encore Presentation Webinar - Relationship of the Field Sampler and the Laboratory

10/11/2016   TPH - A Simple Concept?

9/20/2016   Encore Presentation Webinar - An Overview of Environmental Testing Laboratories' Quality System and Data Integrity Programs

9/13/2016   Driving ISM Laboratory Processing Selection with Project Goals

8/2/2016   Webinar on Explosives Methodologies

8/2/2016   2016 National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC)

7/19/2016   Ask The Expert Webinar on Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

6/21/2016   DoD ELAP and QSM Webinar

5/17/2016   Webinar on Laboratory Data Delivery

5/3/2016   Webinar on Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances

4/26/2016   Webinar on Environmental Laboratory Testing Procedures

4/20/2016   2016 TDEC Environmental Show of the South in Gatlinburg, TN

4/6/2016   2016 Ohio Brownfield Conference

3/29/2016   Webinar - Relationship of the Field Sampler and the Laboratory

3/15/2016   LEAF Methodology Webinar on March 15

2/16/2016   TestAmerica and Partner QED to Present on Sampling and Analysis of Groundwater at Coal Fired Power Plants

2/9/2016   TestAmerica to Host Part Two of its Vapor Intrusion Webinar Series

1/12/2016   TestAmerica Announces Vapor Intrusion Webinar