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2018 MAREP Holiday Party!
Sodexo Building
9801 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
United States
Monday, December 10, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Category: Chapter Events

You are invited to the 2018 MAREP Holiday Party! 

Join us for an evening of networking and fun with environmental professionals from consulting, government, and academia. The 2018 MAREP Holiday Party will include a technical presentation on laboratory analysis of PFAS, an important emerging contaminant.

Event cost: $25.00 (MAREP members), $30.00 (all others). Cost includes two beer/wine tickets, heavy appetizers, and soft drinks. MAREP members must register using the email address associated with their membership in order to receive the discounted price.

Technical Presentation: Laboratory Analysis of PFAS - What You Need to Know

Speaker: Jim Occhialini is a Vice President with Alpha Analytical and he serves as the practice leader for the laboratory’s Specialty Analytical Services group. Jim has 40 years of environmental analytical and consulting experience working on a wide range of projects. Jim is very active with a number of regulatory workgroups and industry associations where he has given numerous technical presentations and training programs.

Description: This presentation will focus on the analytical chemistry aspects of PFAS. The assessment of PFAS in the environment can be considered a “moving target” in terms of the gradually evolving chemical, engineering, toxicological, and regulatory body of knowledge associated with these compounds. The same can also be said for the sampling and analytical considerations associated with PFAS. What compounds can be analyzed for, with what sensitivity and by what methodologies? What is the risk of sampling cross-contamination and are their other laboratory associated challenges to be aware of? In addition to the EPA and DoD, many states have been taking the lead in drafting policies and regulations. As such, there are differing requirements in terms of analytical methods, target compound lists, regulatory standards, and detection limits etc. Jim Occhialini’s presentation will provide an overview of PFAS from the laboratory perspective that addresses these questions and the challenges associated with this rapidly evolving landscape as well as present a summary of the latest results of a PFAS cross-contamination study that he was involved with.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact us at [email protected].

Register for this event!