Horizon Technology Online Webcast Series

Challenges in Extracting Perfluorinated Compounds in Drinking and Wastewaters

Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are a group of compounds that are highly resistant to degradation which allows them to accumulate in water sources, particularly those used for consumption. One of the biggest challenges when extracting these compounds is minimizing interferences and opportunities for contamination during sample preparation and analysis.

This webcast reviews EPA Method 537 on how to demonstrate lack of system contamination and sample-to-sample carryover. Data is presented for the extraction of up to 24 PFC compounds on an automated solid phase extraction system in multiple water matrices, following the requirements in EPA Method 537.

39 minutes

Updated MUR allows SPE in US EPA Method 625.1

What does this mean to you? Updated methods for a variety of analytes in wastewater are now available, including 608.3 (organochlorine pesticides), 624.1 (volatiles), and 625.1 (semivolatile). Disk solid phase extraction has been used with method 608 for more than 20 years, now you can use it for method 625.1, expanding the methods you run using SPE to all major EPA programs.

This webcast discusses the use of solid phase extraction (SPE) in environmental methodology. The impact of the Method Update Rule (MUR) is discussed along with the requirements for use of SPE in the wastewater program outlined. The full data package generated by Horizon Technology to ensure compliance with the new validation requirements is discussed and the data summarized.

30 minutes

Perfluorinated and Polyfluorinated Chemicals in the Environment - What's the Big Deal?

Perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemicals are increasingly of concern because of their ubiquitous presence in the environment and concern over the potential impact on human health. This presentation will outline current regulations and the types of testing that can be performed. It will explore the methods presently available as well as those that may be developed in future. Watch this webinar to learn about: Current regulations Testing techniques and methods Analysis of drinking water. Presented by: Charles J. Neslund, Scientific Officer, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental, LLC and Zoe A. Grosser, PhD., Marketing Director, Horizon Technology, Inc.

57 minutes

Is your Laboratory Ready for the New European Standard: PBDEs in Whole Water Samples?

Is your lab ready for the new European Standard: Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in Whole Water Samples? This informative webcast covers regulatory development and timing, PBDE method development and performance, and reasons you should consider automation. Presented by Jean-Baptiste Bossa, PhD

32 minutes

WFD for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Webcast

In February/March 2016, the Water Framework Directive (WFD) released new methods for the determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) in whole water, such as surface, river, ground and drinking water. The EN method 16691 was developed for the requirements of measuring whole water without pre-filtering. This webcast will discuss regulatory developments and timing, PAH method development and performance, and reasons to consider automation. Presented by Jean-Luc Brousseau, PhD and Jean-Baptiste Bossa, PhD

31 minutes

Best Practices in Oil & Grease Analysis (EPA 1664B/SM 5520G)

This webcast will discuss the definition, history and utility of a general, simple-to-use hydrocarbon in water measurement. The US EPA Method 1664, N-Hexane Extractable Material (Oil and Grease) in water will be discussed and proper use will be outlined. he kinds of questions that come up in an audit situation and how to prepare for them will provide the main portion of the discussion.

47 minutes

Evaporation Made Easy - Improved Evaporation and Concentration for Better Chromatographic Analysis

Sample preparation is a key part of the analytical process, contributing to reproducibility and accuracy in the final results. The evaporation/concentration step can be achieved with various technologies, including heat, vacuum, and blow-down. We will examine the parameters that go into each of these choices and describe criteria to consider in matching the sample to the technique. Presented by Marc Hamel and John Siira, Horizon Technology.

35 minutes

Mycotoxins, Fluoroquinolones, Colors: Boosting Sample Preparation

Food safety is an increasingly important topic for our global food supply. Quality data are critical to ensuring safe food. Although many advances in the sensitivity and applications of analytical techniques have occurred, often sample prep has lagged behind. Solid-Phase extraction (SPE) has shown utility in both clean-up and concentration of food extracts. How do you move into automation of cartridge SPE? Improved accuracy and precision with less hands-on time for a variety of food safety analyses will show the utility of this approach.

60 minutes

Solvent Emission Reduction in the Modern Environmental Laboratory

Recent changes have caused laboratories to take a look at air emissions, mostly arising from solvent evaporation of organic extracts. Through Title V and State Implementation Plans up to 10 tons of chlorinated solvent and up to 25 tons total of solvent may be emitted with a valid permit. For extremely small emitters, no permit is required if they are not at risk of exceeding the limit. Presented by Bill Jones.

13 minutes

Recent advances in Solid Phase Extraction for the Determination of a Full Range of Organic Compounds from Challenging Samples

Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) is a well known and useful technique for the extraction of organic compounds from aqueous samples. This paper will address both the chemical and physical issues, and present data which shows that with proper use, that SPE can successfully be used to process typical environmental samples, effectively, efficiently, and provide comparable or better data than achieved now with conventional liquid/liquid extraction techniques. Presented by David Gallagher, Horizon Technology.

17 minutes

The Determination of Poly-Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Aqueous Matrices utilizing Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) and Non-Halogenated Extraction Solvents

When health concerns about chlorinated solvents become an issue, typical extraction methods must be reconsidered to substitute a solvent that will provide efficiency and be compatible with the analytical technique. The considerations required in method development will be examined and data shown to validate the developed method. Presented by Jim Fenster, Horizon Technology.

20 minutes

Determination of Monocrotophos, Diazinon, Malathion, EPN, and Methamidaphos from Aqueous Samples using Atlantic HLB SPE Disks

Pesticide contamination is a continuing issue around the world, requiring careful measurement and monitoring over time. Solid phase extraction can provide a convenient extraction procedure, for a full suite of analytes. Method development and extraction optimization for more water-soluble compounds will be explored. Presented by Jim Fenster, Horizon Technology.

19 minutes

Improved Sample Preparation for Better Chromatographic Results

Part of a discussion panel, Horizon Technology describes the importance of sample preparation and the options to automate this important step in the analtyical process. Optimization of extraction, extract drying, and evaporation / concentration can provide better results with less labor and materials costs. Presented by Zoe Grosser, Horizon Technology and three other panelists.

20 minutes

Solid Phase Extraction 101

Solid phase extraction (SPE) has been around for more than 40 years and has improved to the point that it is well characterized and understood. The maturity of the technology allows for wider use and less method development when applied to a new analytical situation. Solid phase extraction has been used in a variety of market segments, such as environmental, food, and pharamaceutical. This webcast will discuss the progress in SPE development, current uses, mechanisms and methodology currently in use.

60 minutes

Automated SPE Method Development
for the Research Laboratory

Automating a manual method is illustrated with a simple color separation using black dye. The steps to take in developing and optimizing transfer of an established manual cartridge method are described.

23 minutes

An Automated SPE Technique for the Analysis of Multiple Organochlorine Pesticide Residues from Wine

Pesticides are used on agricultural commodities and are monitored to ensure safety. This presentation describes the development of an automated method for the manual method required by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

8 minutes

Oil and Grease Analysis around the

Oil and Grease analysis is a simple measurement that can indicate pollution or help ensure the health of a treatment plant. The development of the methodology, use, and variations in selected countries will be described.

19 minutes

New Method US EPA 625 with Solid
Phase Extraction (SPE) for Challenging Wastewaters

Method 625 is one of the few environmental methods without the use of solid phase extraction (SPE) included. This presentation describes testing, in preparation for a round robin, demonstrating the excellent performance of SPE for synthetic wastewater spiked with a full suite of organic compounds.

13 minutes

Food Safety Collaboration and Internship

Toni, Hofhine, Horizon Technology, was invited by the University of Wisconsin - Madison Chemistry Department to participate with Dr. Pamela Doolittle, Dr. Rob McClain, and Dr. Martha Vestling to introduce sample preparation instrumentation as it relates to industry use to a grad student class.

30 minutes