Rachel Zajac-Fay, Geosyntec, and Brent Pautler, PhD, SiREM, will present “How Passive Samplers can Optimize and Reduce the Costs of Environmental Sampling Programs” at the Society of American Military Engineers Webinar, on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

Their co-presenter is Jason McNew of EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC.

This webinar highlights passive sampling devices (PSDs) and their many advantages over conventional sampling methods for quantifying the availability of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), hydrophobic organic compounds (HOC) and inorganic compounds in groundwater, sediment porewater, surface water, and stormwater in terms of cost and data quality. This webinar will focus on familiarizing remedial project managers with the tools and concepts they need to use PSDs at their sites. Topics covered include how PSDs play a role in managing contaminated sites, the types of PSDs commercially available, the theoretical basis of passive sampling, and applications best suited to passive sampling. The presenters will describe methods and approaches used for successfully implementing PSDs into field programs, case studies, as well as upcoming projects funded by the Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP).

The Presenters

Rachel Zajac-FaySenior Scientist
Rachel is a Project Scientist and Ecological Risk Assessor with more than 13 years of experience focused on environmental management and risk assessments, including microplastics research, and sediment and groundwater surface-water interface.
Brent Pautler, PhDProject Professional
Brent received his PhD in environmental analytical chemistry in 2013 where he gained advanced technical experience in spectroscopy, chromatography, mass spectrometry, passive sampling, and chemistry informatics. Throughout his career, he has worked with scientists, engineers, and consultants, applying his expertise in chemistry and information technology to help solve unique problems in the laboratory and the field.

More Information

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) aims to build leaders and lead collaboration among government and industry to develop multidisciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges. Founded in 1920, the Society has a storied history of uniting the public and private sectors across the architecture, engineering, construction, environmental and facility management, cyber security, project planning, contracting and acquisition, and related disciplines in support of national security.

About the event and to register: Passive Samplers Webinar – SAME

For consultation regarding passive samplers, contact Rachel rzajacfay@geosyntec.com or Brent at BPautler@Siremlab.com.

Learn more about Rachel: Rachel Zajac-Fay | LinkedIn.

Learn more about Brent: Meet the Team – SiREM (siremlab.com)