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Technical Director, Air Toxics
Heidi Hayes is the Technical Director at Eurofins Air Toxics. Ms. Hayes has a MS in Chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO, and over 25 years in the environmental laboratory industry with the last 23 years at Eurofins Air Toxics. In her role as Technical Director, Ms. Hayes oversees the development and validation of new media, protocols, and technology related to air phase measurements
Department Manager, Eurofins TestAmerica
Brett Muckey is based in Corvallis, Oregon. After earning his BS in Earth Sciences from Oregon State University, he has gained more than 25 years of experience in designing, conducting, and interpreting Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing for both freshwater and marine environments. In addition to this work supporting National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements, Mr. Muckey has significant experience in working with sediment toxicity investigations, soil toxicity evaluations, hazardous waste designation toxicity testing, and Toxicity Identification Evaluation (TIE)/ Toxicity Reduction Evaluation (TRE) studies.
In his current role as Department Manager, he supervises Eurofins TestAmerica-Corvallis Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory which is one of only three bioassay labs nationally to have held accreditation with the extremely high standard of the Department of Defense (DoD ELAP) program.
Biologist/Project Manager, Eurofins TestAmerica
Mr. Mike Stanaway has 28 years of experience in the environmental toxicity testing services field. Mr. Stanaway currently serves as a Biologist/Project Manager at Eurofins TestAmerica Applied Sciences Laboratory (ASL) in Corvallis, Oregon. Throughout his career, Mr. Stanaway has managed several consulting projects, as well as large toxicology projects involving sediments, surface waters, soils, dredged materials, toxicity identification and toxicity reduction evaluations. He has vast experience conducting, interpreting (including statistical evaluation), and reporting acute and chronic toxicity, and bioaccumulation tests. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Stanaway served as a Toxicology Laboratory Manager at Eurofins TestAmerica ASL.
Mr. Stanaway earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Willamette University, Salem Oregon in 1988 with a minor in Environmental Science.
Clackamas Water Environment Short School Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing
Technical Director, Eurofins TestAmerica
Ray Shock has 14 years of experience in the environmental testing industry and currently holds the role of Technical Director in support of our Eurofins TestAmerica’s Chicago laboratory.
Mr. Shock is currently working with the classical wet chemistry group to modernize and re-organize testing capabilities to help improve efficiency. Previously, he worked at our Canton, OH facility, where he worked in organic analysis and was instrumental to the development of our approach for Methyl mercury analysis in a wide variety of environmental matrices.
Mr. Shock earned his BS degree in Chemistry from Hope College in Holland, MI.
Corporate Technical Director, Eurofins TestAmerica
Mr. Stearns has over 25 years of experience in the environmental laboratory industry including; laboratory operations, laboratory management, analytical method development, Quality Assurance, and development of specialized laboratory analyses.
As one of Eurofins Test America’s Corporate Technical Directors, Mr. Stearns is responsible for the development, validation and implementation of new and modified analytical methodologies; the review of routine and non-routine analytical data for validation purposes; and for the creation of technical documents and analytical polices that are used across the Test America network. Mr. Stearns has extensive experience with organic sample analysis and reporting using methodologies found in USEPA SW-846, CLP SOM01.2, SDWA and the TO Compendium of Air Toxic methods encompassing the analysis of water, soil, sediment, and tissue samples for a wide variety of chemical contaminates including pesticide, PCBs, volatile and semi-volatile compounds.
Mr. Stearns received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from Johnson State College, Johnson Vermont in 1983.
Technical Services Director, Eurofins TestAmerica
Raymond Risden has over 24 years of experience in the environmental testing industry, and currently holds the role of Technical Director at Eurofins Test America at the Canton, Ohio laboratory.
He has held positions in laboratory management, and has extensive experience with organic methods and analysis. Over the past several years he has developed and adapted laboratory methodology in the analysis and processing of unique and uncommon matrices requiring testing for the demolition and remediation of facilities in multiple industries.
Mr. Risden earned his BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry from Walsh University North Canton, Ohio in 1992.
Senior Account Executive, Eurofins TestAmerica
John Meade has 25 years of experience in the environmental field including sales of environmental chemical laboratory services, client services, project management, laboratory analysis, field sampling, asbestos abatement, industrial hygiene, consulting, and handling hazardous waste. Mr Meade's various positions within Eurofins TestAmerica and its legacy companies have included Sales Manager, Industrial Hygienist, and Asbestos Supervisor. He has knowledge of all aspects of the environmental laboratory. He possesses excellent leadership skills and is highly skilled with internal and external customer relations.
Mr Meade has been working on International projects for the last 7 years. Currently, Mr Meade oversees two large projects in Chile and Iraq. He assisted in the set-up and operations of STL Ecuador. He has developed documents for shipping to and from over 30 countries worldwide and provides clients with key logistical support on a daily basis.
Mr. Meade is the Business Development Manager for Eurofins TestAmerica's Central and International Regions. He received a BA in Anthropology from Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Air & Waste Management Association Coastal Plains Chapter.
Technical Director, Eurofins TestAmerica
Larry Matko has more than 24 years of experience in the environmental testing industry, and is currently the Technical Director at Eurofins TestAmerica in Pittsburgh, PA.
Mr. Matko's technical knowledge and analytical expertise allowed him to implement the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) methods within Eurofins TestAmerica. Methods 1313, 1314, 1315, and 1316 are new methods in SW-846 by the U.S. EPA.
Mr. Matko earned his BS degree in Chemical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Mark Bruce
Corporate Technical Director, Eurofins TestAmerica
Dr. Mark Bruce has over 35 years of environmental analytical chemistry experience in academic and commercial laboratories. He has led method development and modification projects for both organic and inorganic analyses, which include arsenic speciation, methyl mercury, low-level mercury, vapor space organics, leaching and incremental sampling methodology (ISM). Dr. Bruce has been actively involved with the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) committee for ISM, and he is a recipient of the ITRC Industry Recognition Award for his contribution. He also has experience developing custom cleanup methods to address sample specific interferences.
As Corporate Technical Director, Dr. Bruce's duties include investigation and implementation of new technology, process improvement, and leading technical project teams within Eurofins TestAmerica. His method development work has involved incremental sampling methodology, mercury, metals speciation and organic extractions.
Dr. Bruce earned his BS in Chemistry at the University of Mount Union, OH, and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati, OH.
The American Chemical Society
Dr. Bruce has published articles in journals and presented at environmental conferences and symposia over the past 24 years, which include:
Dr. Richard Burrows
Corporate Technical Director, Eurofins TestAmerica
Dr. Burrows is a Corporate Technical Director for Eurofins TestAmerica’s network of laboratories in the United States. His duties include implementing new technology, improving existing methods, and leading technical groups within Eurofins TestAmerica.
He has over thirty years of experience in analytical chemistry in academic and commercial laboratories. His work has involved bringing new perspectives to detection limits, calibration, quality assurance and quality control, and method development.
Dr. Burrows has received the ACIL Preston Millar Award and TNI Charlie Carter awards. He received his B.S. in Chemistry and PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Bristol, in England.
Chair of the Technical Committee of the American Council of Independent Laboratories.
On August 14, 2008, Dr. Burrows presented on a new procedure designed to determine method detection and quantitation limits at the 2008 National Environmental Monitoring Conference (NEMC) in Washington, DC.
This procedure, pioneered by Dr. Burrows and further developed under his leadership in association with an EPA sponsored Federal Advisory Committee, is intended to replace the current method detection limit (MDL) procedure found in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Analysis of Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewaters by ICP-MS
Detection, Quantification and Calibration: Impacts on Data Quality in Environmental Chemistry Webinar
Analysis of flue gas desulfurization wastewaters by Agilent 7700x ICP-MS; Richard Burrows, TestAmerica Laboratories Inc. USA, Steve Wilbur, Agilent Technologies Inc. USA
Turning Data into Information by Richard Burrows 2010
General Manager Eurofins Built Environment EMLab P&K
Dave Gallup is the General Manager for Eurofins EMLab P&K. He has a Bachelor’s degree in engineering and applied science from the California Institute of Technology and a Masters Degree in mechanical design from Stanford University. He has 8 patents from 3 different industries and has guided Eurofins EMLab P&K to be an innovative leader in the marketplace, including developing MoldRange and MoldScore which are highly valued interpretive tools in the mold industry.
Dr. Michael Berg
Technical Director Eurofins Built Environment EMLab P&K
Dr. Michael Berg joined Eurofins EMLab P&K in 2005 and worked as Department Manager, Regional Director and Technical Director. He holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Berg researched plant pathology and plant genetics as postdoctoral fellow at Oklahoma State University. He also worked in fungicide research for BASF in Germany. Dr. Berg engages in training and other educational events with focus on the topics of infection control, water risk management and molecular biology.
Dr. Berg's expertise is in molecular diagnostics, in particular, the use of PCR for the detection of environmental microorganisms. As a Senior Molecular Biologist, he provides consultation to clients in issues related to molecular diagnostics and allergen detection.
Dr. Berg has peer-reviewed publications, thesis publications, and various poster presentations, which include:
Dr. Ariunaa Jalsrai
Senior Mycologist, EMLab P&K, a Eurofins TestAmerica company
Dr. Ariunaa Jalsrai has 15 years of experience in mycology and has been working in the environmental testing industry for 7 years. Her expertise is in fungal taxonomy and microbial ecology. As a senior mycologist, she provides consultation to clients in issues related to mycology.
Dr. Jalsrai earned her Ph.D. in microbiology at the Moscow State University in Russia, followed by a postdoctoral tenure at the University of Wyoming.
Ariunaa Jalsrai (2000). Mongolian mined land and reclamation. International Symposium "Land Reclamation", Beijing. p. 530-534.
A. Jalsrai and D. Bayarlkhagva (1998). Distribution of Deuteromycetes in different soils of Mongolia and their taxonomy. Biology, 6 (136). p. 37-45.
Regional Service Center Manager, Eurofins TestAmerica
Timothy Knollmeyer has 21 years of experience in the environmental laboratory industry that includes extensive experience in the analyses of soil, air, and water by Gas Chromatography.
Working in the Mobile Lab division, Mr. Knollmeyer did extensive testing of VOC's, PCB's and TPH in field-deployed laboratories. He has experience in the analyses of metals by X-ray Fluorescence. In addition to these common tests, Mr. Knollmeyer has trained significantly in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) instrumentation, and deployed a field laboratory to test for known anthrax contamination.
As TestAmerica Operations Director, Mr. Knollmeyer's responsibilities also include the operational management of the analytical laboratory and program management staff of the TestAmerica Westfield facility in Massachusetts, including approximately 30 chemists, scientists, and project managers. He is responsible for the oversight of the Mobile Laboratory group and the issuance of quotations for Mobile Lab jobs. Currently Mr. Knollmeyer is also the Regional Service Center Manager for TestAmerica’s New York State facilities.
Mr. Knollmeyer earned his BS degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts.
American Chemical Society
Ruggedized Advanced Pathogen Identification Device (R.A.P.I.D)
DNA sequencing detection for various pathogens. Idaho Technologies.2000/2001
NITON LLC-Certified in radiation safety and monitoring, measurement technology, and machine maintenance of the NITON XRF Spectrum Analyzer 2003
Eurofins Technical Services Organization
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Eurofins TestAmerica's Technical Services Organization (TSO) implements standardized laboratory best practices, technical support and development aimed at growing Eurofins TestAmerica's technologies and products to deliver greater value for our clients. The TSO increases efficiency, enhances laboratory operations and creates greater synergies across Eurofins TestAmerica.
Eric Redman, Director of Technical Services, leads the TSO. In addition to Eric Redman, the company has four distinguished Corporate Technical Directors; Dr. Richard Burrows, Dr. Mark Bruce, Mr. Bryce Stearns and Ms. Karla Buechler. Each has more than 25 years of experience in the environmental laboratory industry and serve as Experts on a variety of topics. They consult with clients on complex analytical testing issues and enable TestAmerica to implement new technologies, services and products faster and more consistently.
The TSO is also assisted by two Technical Support Specialists, Kevin Ho and John Shanholtzer, who serve as Eurofins TestAmerica's in-house instrumentation specialists, assisting laboratories with instrument configurations, maintenance issues and new method set-up.
PFAS Practice Leader and Scientific Officer
Mr. Neslund is a PFAS Practice Leader and Scientific Officer for Eurofins Environment Testing America. He is responsible for identifying and framing trends in analytical testing and equipment. He communicates the technical needs of the environmental market and our clients to the technical director in order to initiate new methodology for research and development. He provides technical presentations aimed to educate our clients. He was integral in our setup of method EPA 537 for the testing of PFAS compounds in various matrices.
He has over 34 years of laboratory experience. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh (1982) and two years of graduate study credits in Organic Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh (1982-1984).
Manager, Specialty Services, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
Ms. Ratcliff oversees daily operations of the PFAS, Specialty Services, and HR/MS groups. This includes the preparation and analysis of samples for dioxins and furans, PCB congeners, perfluorinated chemicals, and method development projects.
Ms. Ratcliff provides technical expertise and guidance to her staff of trained chemists and coordinates daily workload prioritization. She provides technical guidance to project managers about upcoming projects and communicates these requirements to the chemists before the project begins. She assists in writing and preparing standard operating procedures and participates in audits.
Christine has over 31 years of laboratory experience and has been part of our Management Team since 2016.
She received a B.S. in Chemistry from Shippensburg University in 1988.
President, Eurofins Specialty Services
Mr. Mitzel brings 39 years of experience in the environmental laboratory industry. His involvement in the 80’s and 90’s included development of some of the early isotope dilution methods in dioxin/furans, PCB’s, PAH’s utilizing HRGC/HRMS technology.
For 25 years he was a partner in a company that was the leader in HRGC/HRMS analysis and later in development of some of the first LC-QQQ used in the Pharmaceutical industry.
Over the last 10 years he has been President of Eurofins Air Toxics, the world leader in air analysis utilizing summa canisters and sorbent media.
As President of Eurofins Specialty Services, Mr. Mitzel leads programs relating to the development of long-range strategy, financial infrastructure and sales across a network of independent Eurofins laboratories to meet the needs of our clients
Yongtao (Bruce) Li
Technical Director, Eurofins Eaton Analytical
Mr. Li has 32 years of experience in water research, specialty testing, treatability testing, and analytical services. He is a recognized scientist and invited critical reviewer of manuscripts for over a dozen of peer-reviewed analytical journals and has authored/coauthored over 30 peer-reviewed research articles, 50 conference publications, and 70 standard operating protocols. Dr. Li ensures that staff members receive adequate training and certifies that analysts are competent to perform designated methods. He ensures consistency and technical accuracy of Standard Operating Procedures for analytical methods. Dr. Li is also responsible for overseeing research and development activities, as well as instrument utilization and method optimization. Dr. Li earned his BS and MS in Chemistry from Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China and earned his Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
PFAS Practice Leader, Eurofins Environment Testing America
Taryn McKnight, PFAS Practice Leader for Eurofins Environment Testing America based in Sacramento, California, has nearly 20 years of experience in the environmental testing industry specializing in PFAS and Vapor Intrusion assessments. She is responsible for staying abreast of the latest regulatory and scientific developments specific to PFAS, while collaborating with Eurofins operational leadership to develop services to meet the challenges of today and in the future. With this expertise Ms. McKnight provides technical guidance to clients, agencies and industry personnel across the country.
Corporate Director of Technical Services, Eurofins TestAmerica
Eric Redman has over 30 years of experience in the environmental testing industry, specializing in the application of analytical chemistry to environmental problems. Mr. Redman is the Corporate Director of Technical Services for Eurofins TestAmerica's network of laboratories in the United States. His duties include implementing technical best practices, development and improvement of analytical methods, and assisting customers with analytical challenges.
Previously, Mr. Redman served as a Laboratory Director, Sales Director, Marketing Director, and Technical Director for Eurofins TestAmerica. Mr. Redman's technical expertise combined with a detailed understanding of regulatory compliance and other client requirements has driven TestAmerica's 3-fold expansion of its high-resolution GC/MS and LC/MS services. From PFAS, Dioxins to PCB Congeners, Brominated Flame Retardants and other emerging contaminants, Mr. Redman has championed commercial application of state-of-the-art analytical services across a wide range of markets. He provides support for clients, regulators, and other data users regarding trace level analyses, including PFAS, Dioxins/Furans, PCB Congeners, Pesticides, Endocrine Disrupting Compounds, and Emerging Contaminants. Mr. Redman has extensive experience in industrial and government programs supporting projects for the EPA, Corps of Engineers, Navy, and AFCEE.
Mr. Redman received a BS in Chemistry and Physics from California State University and a MS degree in Chemical Physics from the University of California-Riverside.
American Chemical Society
American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Trade Association for Pulp and Paper Industry of America
Mr. Redman has published articles in journals and presented papers at scientific conferences, which include:
Technical Director for Eurofins Specialty Services
Andrew is currently the Technical Director for Eurofins Specialty Services. He brings 20 years of experience in the environmental laboratory industry with a focus on HRGS/HRMS analyses and also LC-MS/MS analysis of PFAS. Prior to Eurofins, Andrew was the Technical Director for Vista Analytical Laboratory in Northern California where he developed all aspects of PFAS capability within the lab. Before time at Vista, Andrew worked in both the HRMS and LCMS laboratories at Alta Analytical with a focus on developing fringe EPA methods such as 1614, 1699, and 1694. Andrew holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology/Biochemistry from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Erin Arasate, LIMS Implementer for Eurofins TestAmerica, has more than 15 years’ experience in the environmental laboratory industry. Her depth of experience with Eurofins TestAmerica includes positions in project management, information technology, customer service and analytical chemistry. In her current position, Ms. Arasate serves as one of the project leads for LIMS implementations within the Eurofins environmental laboratory network, and is responsible for the training of all non-analytical staff as laboratories transition to the Eurofins LIMS System.
Ms. Arasate earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies with concentrations in Marine/Freshwater Ecology and Environmental Science from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.
Vice President of Quality and EHS, Eurofins TestAmerica
Raymond Frederici is Vice President of Quality & EHS for Eurofins TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Frederici is 34 years tenured with Eurofins TestAmerica and its legacy companies and is responsible for establishing, implementing, monitoring and enforcing company-wide ethics, quality assurance, and health & safety programs. Mr. Frederici drives risk management systems and operational cultures to minimize system failures and promote continuous improvement for the entire company. Mr. Frederici holds a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Eastern Illinois University and a Master in Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL. As a proven leader and organizational change agent, he possess excellent abilities for policy development and enforcement, strategic planning and process improvement. He is a strong and decisive decision-maker who takes personal responsibility for ethics, quality, environmental health & safety and fostering a company culture of honesty and data integrity. He provides ethics training companywide and implements fraud prevention and detection programs.
Mr. Frederici is active in numerous Professional Affiliations including the American Council of Independent Laboratories Environmental Data Integrity Initiative, the Institute for National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation, the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference and the Department of Defense Environmental Data Quality Workgroup. He has more than 20 professional publications and has been involved in the development of environmental laboratory accreditation regulations/standards through involvement in NELAC, the U.S. EPA and State agencies. His EHS responsibilities include companywide compliance with OSHA safety and EPA's hazardous material handling and waste disposal regulations. As Eurofins TestAmerica's Ethics Compliance Officer, he fosters a company culture of honesty and data integrity by providing ethics training across all business functions and implements fraud prevention and detection programs.
Quality Assessment Director, Eurofins TestAmerica
Ms. Schemmer is the Quality Assessment Director for Eurofins TestAmerica. She has more than 30 years if experience in analytical chemistry and environmental analysis. She is responsible for the QA oversight at Eurofins TestAmerica laboratories, monitoring and communicating DoD requirements, and developing corporate tools for ensuring and improving compliance. She is responsible for corporate internal audits for all Eurofins TestAmerica facilities. She also assists the facilities with external audit support and audit corrective action.
Technical Director, Eurofins TestAmerica
Terry Romanko has 30 years of experience in quality, research, development, and production within the radiochemical field. His background includes work in the environmental, radiochemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries, including a focus in Operations/Production, Product Development, Quality Control, and Radiation Safety. Mr. Romanko is currently the Chair of the TNI Radiochemistry Expert Committee.
Mr. Romanko earned his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Product Manager, Eurofins TestAmerica
Patricia McIsaac has 38 years of experience in environmental testing services. Her experience includes project management, quality assurance, account management, as well as product management. For the past 14 years, she has provided business and technical leadership for Eurofins TestAmerica's Dredged Material, Sediment and Tissue Laboratories. As Eurofins TestAmerica's Product Manager, she coordinates with Eurofins TestAmerica's chemists, technical staff and project managers to consistently support and execute Eurofins TestAmerica's Program Standards. These standards identify systematic laboratory procedures to address the variety of complexities and challenges associated with dredged material, sediment and tissue projects, which have a direct impact on project specific data quality objectives.
Eurofins TestAmerica's Program Standards provide the technical framework for our laboratories to deliver the highest levels of scientific and service performance in environmental testing industry. Eurofins TestAmerica's goal is to generate analytical data to meet the project's specific data quality objectives facilitating appropriate management decisions. Ms. McIsaac will assist the client's project team in the development of a comprehensive testing strategy to support all requirements of the dredged material, sediment and tissue programs. Eurofins TestAmerica's Dredged Material, Sediment and Tissue Laboratories are committed to provide outstanding client service, the lowest detection limits, the highest integrity, the fastest turnaround times, and with the best accuracy and precision.
Ms. McIsaac earned her MS degree at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ and her BS degree at Cook College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.
Laboratory Director Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences
Patrick Garcia-Strickland brings over 21 years of experience in the environmental laboratory industry with a primary focus on specialty metals and metal speciation analysis.
Since 2007, Mr. Garcia-Strickland was the Laboratory Director and Technical Director of Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences and worked on several laboratory improvement projects including implementation of Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences first laboratory information system, capacity planning and analysis, LEAN initiatives, workflow optimization, reducing operational expenses, cost of goods sold analysis, and staff motivation and training. All of these projects have sought to provide the clients of EFGS with the highest quality, more timely, and more competitive priced specialty analytical services.
Mr. Strickland has worked directly on several high profile, large volume projects in order to ensure that the customers of EFGS achieve their project objectives goals. He also oversees many of Eurofins Frontier Global Sciences method development tasks associated with the creation of new sampling and analytical techniques. With experience in sample collection, field investigations, sample preparation, sample analyses, project management, data interpretation, and environmental regulations, Mr. Garcia-Strickland is well versed in trace metals and metals speciation chemistry and client requirements and expectations.
Dr. William Anderson
Sr. Chemical & Analytical Consultant, Eurofins Environment Testing America
Dr. William Anderson has 38 years of experience as a consultant in the environmental laboratory testing industry.
Dr. Anderson's particular expertise is in analytical methodology and supporting quality assurance related to incineration and thermal treatment testing programs. He has extensive project experience regarding the analytical program design of incinerator and ambient air permitting activities. As an analytical chemist, he directly participates in the design and implementation of new analytical methods, project specific testing, and the supporting quality assurance protocols. Much of the work conducted by Dr. Anderson and his colleagues is used to generate legally defensible performance reports that are judged by various regulatory agencies, including the EPA and state authorities. Dr. Anderson was the principal scientist in the development of stack sampling methods for the characterization of Per- and Poly- Fluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS). The PFAS stack sampling method developed in the Knoxville Laboratory was the general design basis used for the EPA’s OTM-45 method which was recently released.
Dr. Anderson earned his Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Anderson has published several scientific articles and presented at technical symposia, which include:
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 1:30 P.M. ET
Many sites have been required to add the analysis of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) to their ground water sampling plans. Military bases, airports, landfills and manufacturing facilities are sites where PFAS contamination may be present due to the use of PFAS in activities such as fire suppression or plastic manufacturing. Collecting samples for PFAS is very different from sampling for fuels, solvents, and other chemical contaminants, as potential sources of PFAS are nearly everywhere - in waterproof clothing and field gear, personal care products, and sampling equipment. But, is there really a risk from all of these sources? Do we need to eliminate all of these items to avoid sample contamination? And what about the fluoropolymers like Teflon that has been used in sampling equipment for more than three decades? Can we use these systems to collect samples for PFAS analysis or do we need new equipment that is entirely free of all fluoropolymers?
Currently there are no EPA approved methods for PFAS analysis of matrices other than finished drinking water. For all other matrices, a 537 Modified method, using isotope dilution, is commonly used and is widely accepted as the gold standard. As 537 Modified remains a user defined method there is no standard method for sample collection, handling, or quality control. Particular attention should be paid to the details of the methodology employed and the quality assurance protocols applied by the supporting laboratory and field sampling team.
In this webinar, David Kaminski with QED Environmental Systems will explore the sources of PFAS sample contamination and dispel some of the myths and speculation surrounding the issue. Taryn McKnight with Eurofins TestAmerica will illuminate the multitude of parameters and best practices to adopt when 537 Modified is being applied.
- A review of published guidance
- Sampling system materials - what works, what doesn't?
- Avoiding obvious sources of contamination
- PFAS free DI water and sample containers
- Shipping considerations for PFAS
- Sample preservation and filtration
- Quality control samples
A question and answer session will immediately follow the presentation.
Tuesday, February 11, 2019 - 1:30 P.M. ET
Eurofins TestAmerica webinars are presented in a streaming service provided by GoToWebinar’s Webcast. It will allow you to participate using your own Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Windows browser, without the need to download any executable file from the internet. This change is part of our ongoing effort to deliver accessible,and secure online content to the widest range of our clients, including those behind government, military, or corporate firewalls.
All webinar attendees will receive a certificate of attendance with PDH Credit issued by Eurofins TestAmerica. Certificates will be emailed Friday following the presentation. Contact your state to determine whether these credits meet the guidelines set forth by your state's board.
Product Manager, Eurofins TestAmerica
Senior Vice President of QED Environmental Systems