Brent Pautler, Ph.D. and Michael Healey (Ontario) presented on Passive Samplers in an “Ask the Experts” Webinar Series for Passive Samplers for Sediment & Water for PCBs, OC Pesticides, Metals, and other Inorganic Analytes at 1:30 P.M. EDT. on October 22, 2019. They co-presented with Patricia McIsaac a Product Manager at Eurofins TestAmerica based in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.

Brent is the Customer Service Coordinator at SiREM and an environmental analytical chemist with advanced technical experience in passive sampling, spectroscopy, chromatography, mass spectrometry, and chemistry informatics. Throughout his career, he has worked with scientists, engineers, and consultants, applying his chemistry and information technology expertise to help them solve unique problems in the laboratory and the field. He is the lead contact at SiREM for passive sampling products and services for sediment pore and surface waters (SP3™, SPeepers™), the Waterloo Membrane Sampler (WMS™) and the KB-1® bioaugmentation cultures.

Michael is a Senior Laboratory Technician based in Ontario with more than six years of experienced focused on bench-scale studies to evaluate remediation technologies for chlorinated solvents and other recalcitrant compounds and the development of SiREM’s SP3™ passive sampler.

They discussed the uses of SiREM’s passive samplers (SP3, SPeepers) sediment site investigation and decision making. Updates to diverless deployment methods for samplers were demonstrated along with several case studies on the advantages of passive sampling.

On October 31, 2018, TestAmerica was acquired by Eurofins Scientific; the world leader in environmental, food, pharmaceutical products testing and Agroscience contract research organization (CRO) services. A publicly traded company with over 45,000 staff in more than 800 laboratories across 47 countries, Eurofins collectively offers more than 200,000 testing methods. The combined Eurofins Environment Testing US and TestAmerica footprint of locations in the USA includes 35 laboratories and over 40 service centers delivering innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Through continued investment in people, technology, instrumentation and infrastructure, Eurofins and TestAmerica are support clients in both the public and private sector.

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To listen to the webinar, click here: Passive Samplers for Sediment & Water for PCBs, OC Pesticides, Metals and other Inorganic Analytes
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