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TestAmerica Addresses the Testing Challenges of Emerging Contaminants

Published: Monday, March 26, 2012
Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012
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Dr. Douglas Weir will present on analytical impacts for testing a new class of emerging contaminant compounds at the 2012 Environmental Monitoring and Data Quality (EMDQ) Workshop.

The presentation will be given on March 28, 2012 in La Jolla, California.

The technical session DoD Emerging Contaminants covers the revolutionary method developments for detecting and quantifying new contaminants of concern. Dr. Weir will highlight the latest challenges and limitations of traditional analytical methods for atypical matrices. A comprehensive review of analytical techniques required to produce significant data, in addition to the issues regarding detection limits based upon the availability of commercial standards and instrumentation, will also be discussed.

Dr. Weir has over 20 years of experience in the environmental testing industry. He completed his postdoctoral work at the National Research Council of Canada and the Department of Energy’s Radiation Laboratory at Notre Dame, before entering into the commercial environmental industry. In subsequent years, Dr. Weir has worked in laboratories across Canada and the United States, specializing in non-routine analytical testing. His work has primarily focused on emerging contaminant analysis, including pharmaceuticals, hormones, and brominated diphenyl ethers. As TestAmerica West Sacramento’s Quality Control Officer, Dr. Weir’s contributions continue to lead in the development of rigorous testing protocols for new contaminant analyses to assure accurate and defensible results.

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