"Eurofins TestAmerica is offering this 4 Part Webinar Series to review the basic tenants for a project team to interface and communicate with an environmental testing laboratory to execute a successful sampling project. These webinars are offered as an additional tool to support individuals who may be starting their career in the environmental field and will be interfacing with an environmental testing laboratory. These webinars are also appropriate for the seasoned professional who may be looking for a refresher in this area. This 4 Part Webinar Series can be viewed individually or as a series."
Part 3: What you will learn:
* Who writes and published analytical methods and where can I find them?
* What items should be considered during the method selection process?
* When and what should I communicate to the lab?
* What methods are available and what are the differences?
* What information is documented in the case narrative?
* What is the final deliverable?
"This is the first Webinar in a series on Metals Analysis. We will discuss the historical development of analytical techniques for metals analysis in environmental chemistry, including flame atomic adsorption (AA), graphite furnace AA, inductively coupled plasma (ICP) with optical emission spectroscopy, and ICP mass spectrometry(ICPMS). Techniques and methods typically used today for routine metals analysis will be presented. Pros and cons of the instrumental techniques will be discussed, along with basic principles and typical performance criteria. Limitations of routine methods and techniques for overcoming them will be presented in subsequent Webinars.
Topics The Presentation Will Cover Include:
* General Overview of analytical techniques for metals analysis
* Pros and Cons of instrumental techniques
* Routine ICP-OES and ICPMS techniques – strengths and weaknesses
* Review of EPA methods (SW-846 Methods & EPA Office of Water Methods)"