Thermo Fisher Scientific
Routine drinking water analysis laboratories face the daily challenge of analyzing large numbers of samples, while maintaining competitive cost per sample and increasing profitability. With restrictive method parameters for volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis, the areas in which purge and trap workflows can be improved for productivity gains are limited. Changes to existing lab methods can improve efficiency, but few changes have the potential for large impact. Additionally, the option of new EPA method adoption provides new opportunities with methodology flexibility, but new methods often interrupt work streams and require additional training among other challenges. Instrument providers offer various solutions that can assist in productivity enhancement. Choosing the best solution that will have the greatest impact should be strategic to ensure the continued success of environmental analysis labs.
In this webcast, our experts will guide you through a review of current regulatory requirements for purge and trap (P&T) analysis. We will also outline the challenges that commonly extend or negatively impact P&T workflows for EPA methods. Tekmar P&T experts will also outline the specific advantages of the Teledyne Tekmar purge and trap system combined with Thermo Scientific GC-MS systems with real sample data examples. Finally, we will review the potential overall impact of our solutions to help guide your lab in choosing the solution that best addresses VOC workflow needs.
Amy Nutter, Senior VOC Applications Chemist, Teledyne Tekmar
Amy Nutter is a senior VOC applications chemist at Teledyne Tekmar. Currently, she is focused on applications development and customer application support on the Purge and Trap product line. Previous to her current role, Amy worked for the city of Cincinnati in both the drinking water and wastewater laboratories.
Adam Ladak, Global Product Marketing Manager GC–MS, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Adam Ladak is the global product marketing manager for GC quadrupole mass spectrometry at Thermo Fisher, based in Massachusetts, USA. He started his career working in a contracting testing lab analyzing sports supplements and horse feed for prohibited substances. Adam spent over 10 years working for a leading instrument manufacturer in various roles, from an application specialist in the UK and the U.S. to a global marketing role, focused on food and environmental testing. Adam is passionate about utilizing GC–MS instrumentation to meet the customer needs and solve real world problems.
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