Date(s) - 09/05/2018 - 11/05/2018
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology (BEST) Conference attracts Environmental professionals for two days of technical sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities.
Join Maxxam’s Microscopy Laboratory Services expert Alan Segrave on May 11 for his presentation on Asbestos in Soil.
Date: May 11
Time: 10:10 am – 10:40 am
Room: Empress A
Detecting asbestos in soil is important, especially for compliance such as EPA’s Superfund Program. At many Superfund sites across the United States, asbestos contamination in the soil is a major problem. The development of techniques to detect asbestos in soil is important for assessing sites in which contamination is suspected or confirmed, as well as determining a path forward for successful remediation. Efforts to develop soil techniques using PLM, TEM, and SEM have been made, but until now, with the approval of ASTM 7521-16, “Determination of Asbestos in Soil” no viable standard existed. The presentation will provide field examples of using the method as well as the analytical procedure.
Alan Segrave is the Division Manager, Microscopy Laboratory Services at Maxxam Analytics, a Bureau Veritas North America, Inc Company. He holds a B.S. of Geology from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette and has 30 years of experience in electron microscopy. Mr. Segrave specializes in electron microscopy of engineered nanoparticles, materials characterization of unknown fibers and particles by electron microscopy and analysis of air, dust, water, soil and bulk samples for asbestos. Mr. Segrave serves as an expert witness in mineral identification, geology and test methodologies for asbestos identification. He currently serves as the Vice Chairman of ASTM Committee D22.07, and is the principal author of ASTM D7521-16 “Test Method for Determination of Asbestos in Soils.” He is also a member of the Expert Panel for Talc for the United States Pharmacopeia where methods are being developed for quantifying asbestos in talc.