Date(s) - 09/08/2016
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar: Dioxins: Sampling, Analysis and Practical Data Applications
Speaker: Terry Obal, Ph.D., C.Chem. Director, Scientific Services and Development
Please join our complimentary webinar on August 9th, 2016 featuring Dioxins: Sampling, Analysis and Practical Data Applications. This webinar is part of Maxxam’s technical education program designed to share knowledge in the area of environmental chemistry with our key clients.
Polychlorinated dibenzo(p)dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) are typically formed as unintentional by-products of industrial processes involving chlorine such as waste incineration, chemical and pesticide manufacturing and pulp and paper bleaching. Regulatory authorities around the world have focused extensive efforts on the characterization and delineation of chlorinated dioxins (PCDDs), furans (PCDFs), as well as related dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the environment. These compounds are known to be toxic; highly persistent in the environment; and bioaccumulative.
When compared to most environmental contaminants that are routinely monitored by laboratories, dioxins pose unique analytical challenges. In comparison to most pollutants which are monitored in parts per million (ppm) or parts per billion (ppb) levels, dioxins, due to their highly toxic nature, require the ability to measure in parts per trillion (ppt) or parts per quadrillion (ppq).
Specifically, this session will:
– Review historic information about the use and distribution of these compounds in the environment
– Highlight practical considerations for soil and water sampling; and
– Demonstrate best analytical practices that produce reliable, representative and defensible results.
The webinar will be an interactive session and a recording will be made available to attendees for future training purposes.
Date: August 9th, 2016
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
Register: Click here to register today!