Please join our complimentary webinar on November 29th, 2018 featuring Ultratrace Metals Analyses: “A practical guide to high sensitivity with maximum data reliability”. This webinar is part of Maxxam’s technical education program designed to share knowledge in the area of environmental chemistry with our key clients.
Analytical laboratories play an important role in supporting environmental, mining, food safety and industrial hygiene activities in Canada. Laboratory test results are used to make critical decisions in each of these disciplines. To adequately support any environmental decision making framework and meet the regulatory requirements governing it, the need to measure metal concentrations in a variety of sample matrices at ultratrace (sub-part per billion and in some instances, sub-part per trillion) levels continues to challenge the industry.
With advancements in laboratory instrumentation, the analysis of metals at trace and ultratrace levels is becoming more common-place. At these levels, the challenges are not limited only to the instrument capabilities or sensitivity, but include the entire sampling process from the types of bottles and preservatives used in the field to how the laboratory processes samples once they are received.
This webinar will present a general description of the various methods for multi-element analysis of metals including sampling techniques, highlighting differences in costs, data quality, significance of the resultant data and their “pros and cons” as tools in contaminated sites and/or ecological risk assessments.
This session will highlight topics including:
- A review of the best technology available for metals analyses – advantages and disadvantages;
- Sample collection protocols and practical consideration for sample handling to minimize background contamination;
- Regulatory drivers requiring ultratrace level metals analyses;
- Measurement uncertainty and data interpretation;
- Suggestions for best analytical practices that produce reliable, representative and defensible results.
This webinar is ideal for:
- Environmental Consultants
- Environmental Project Managers
- Mining Practitioners
- Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
The webinar will be an interactive session and a recording will be made available to attendees for future training purposes.
Date(s) - 29/11/2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm