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


Date: November 4, 2021


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
Speaker Agenda:

PFAS Sampling

  • Elizabeth Denly, PFAS Initiative Leader & Chemistry Director, TRC

PFAS Methods Update: Part 1

  • James Occhialini, Specialty Services Practice Leader, Alpha Analytical

PFAS Methods Update: Part 2

  • Charles Neslund, Scientific Officer and PFAS Practice Leader, Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Environmental

The Discovery of Novel PFAS in Environmental Samples

  • Mark Strynar, Ph.D., Physical Scientist, Office of Research and Development, U.S. EPA

PFAS Data Evaluation

  • Nancy Rothman, Ph.D., CEO & Principal Scientist, New Environmental Horizons, Inc.

Moderated Discussion

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Emerging Contaminants Webinar: PFAS Sampling and Analysis – Do You Really Have the Complete Picture? completed on November 4, 2021, can be viewed below.

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

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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