EBC Emerging Contaminants Webinar: PFAS Sampling and Analysis – Do You Really Have the Complete Picture?


Date: November 4, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

This EBC Emerging Contaminants program will provide the latest state of the science on sampling and analysis of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  Can PFAS be transferred from common products used during sampling?

This program will show the results of a study performed investigating the potential for cross-contamination from a number of commonly used sampling products.  Cautions for sampling PFAS beyond equipment and materials used will also be presented.  An update will be provided on the current analytical methods available for PFAS, including methods for drinking water, non-drinking water matrices, and aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), and the applicability of each.  Methods to measure total organic fluorine (TOF) and total oxidizable precursor (TOP) assay will be explained with examples of when these methods may be prudent to use.

The program will provide issues noted when analyzing complex matrices such as paper, milk, and pesticides.  A discussion of PFAS non-target analysis will be provided by EPA and will summarize what this method is and how it has been and can be used for different applications.  Finally, the program will conclude with a summary of how to evaluate and assess the usability of PFAS data in a typical analytical data report.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the “Agenda Details” tab above.
Program Chairs:
  • Elizabeth Denly, Vice President, PFAS Initiative Leader & Chemistry Director, TRC
  • Jane Huber, National Program Manager, Eurofins Environment Testing – Lancaster
  • Jaana Pietari, PhD, MBA, PE, Senior Managing Consultant, Ramboll
  • Elizabeth Denly, PFAS Initiative Leader & Chemistry Director, TRC
  • James Occhialini, Specialty Services Practice Leader, Alpha Analytical
  • Charles Neslund, Scientific Officer and PFAS Practice Leader, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental
  • Nancy Rothman, Ph.D., CEO & Principal Scientist, New Environmental Horizons, Inc.

Additional speaker information to be announced shortly.

PowerPoint Presentations: the available PowerPoint presentations will made available to the public within five business days of the conclusion of the webinar.

Webinar Recording: the recording of the webinar will be made available to registered attendees within five business days of the conclusion of the webinar.

Can’t attend? Register now as an attendee and you will receive the recording information.

Please note: EBC does not guarantee that each program speaker will be recorded, or that every PowerPoint presentation shown will be made available. Please contact EBC for specific information on speaker presentations.

Registration Details

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–>Through November 2After November 2
EBC Member:$70$90

Group Registration

For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print

Please note that refunds are not available after November 4, 2021. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this webinar will close at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 4.

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Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees who are currently unemployed.

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