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Metals Analysis for Flue Gas Desulfurization Waste Waters and Coal Combustion Residuals

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 1:30 P.M. Eastern

About this webinar:

Current air quality regulations in the United States require SO2 scrubbing for most coal fired plants, which results in the formation of Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) wastewaters.  EPA has also issued new regulations concerning the management of coal combustion residuals. These FGD and CCR wastes contain significant concentrations of a variety of metals and anions that can cause interferences resulting in false positives and/or false negatives for traditional ICP and ICP/MS analysis.                             

TestAmerica Laboratories has developed techniques for mitigating these interferences.  This presentation will provide an understanding of the analytical challenges of FGD and CCR matrices and the analytical method developed to overcome the interferences.

Individual metal species (for example selenite, selenate and cyanoselenate) may also be of interest in these materials. Speciation analysis will also be discussed in the presentation.

Topics the presentation will cover:

  • What are FGD and CCR wastes
  • Why are they an issue
  • Interferences in existing  metals analytical methods
  • Requirements for effective and reliable analysis
  • Se Speciation – how is it done and why is it of interest

Who should attend?

  • Coal Industry Stakeholders
  • Consultants and Engineers
  • Regulators

A question and answer session will immediately follow the presentation. At the conclusion of each webinar, you will be asked for your feedback and opinions for future webinar topic to be developed by TestAmerica.

The Presenter:

Dr. Richard Burrows

Method Development

Director of Technical Services, TestAmerica

To view a recorded version of this webinar, please contact info@testamericawebinars.com.