WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 2017 MEETING: Passive Sorbent Techniques for Monitoring the Fenceline – Overview of EPA Method 325 by: Heidi Hayes - Technical Director at Eurofins Air Toxics in Folsom, CA

 

Heidi Hayes -
Technical Director at Eurofins Air Toxics in Folsom, CA. 

MS in Chemistry from the
Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO.

24 years in the environmental
laboratory industry designing and testing.

Passive Sorbent Techniques for Monitoring the
Fenceline – Overview of EPA Method 325

The EPA recently promulgated Methods
325A and 325B for ambient monitoring of VOCs using passive sorbent
samplers.  Together these methods cover
sampler deployment, sample collection, media preparation, and sample analysis
using passive tube samplers for the measurement of VOCs from fugitive and area
sources.  Methods 325A and 325B are
incorporated in the recent Refinery Sector Rule update requiring continuous
monitoring of benzene around the refinery perimeter over 14-day periods. 

 

The benefits of EPA Method 325 and passive sorbent methods
have generated interest from the air monitoring community beyond refinery
fenceline monitoring for benzene.  As
compared to conventional air sampling methods using evacuated canisters or
pumped sorbent tubes, passive monitoring offers a number of practical and
technical advantages resulting in significant cost savings for the project.  This presentation will provide an overview of
EPA Method 325 and compare its performance to routinely applied methods such as
EPA TO-15 and EPA TO-17.  Target compound
lists, reporting limits, and sampling duration achievable by each method are discussed
toassist practitioners in evaluating whether EPA Method 325 is an appropriate
solution for their ambient monitoring projects.

Presenter:  Heidi Hayes

Heidi
Hayes is the Technical Director at Eurofins Air Toxics in Folsom, CA.  Ms. Hayes has a MS in Chemistry from the
Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO, and over 24 years in the environmental
laboratory industry designing and testing new analytical methods with the last
21 years at Eurofins Air Toxics.  She
currently oversees the testing of new media, protocols, and technology related
to air phase analysis. 

Over the
last 9 years, Ms. Hayes’ research has concentrated on the effectiveness of
passive sampling techniques to collect time-integrated VOC measurements in
ambient air.  In this effort, she has
collaborated on EPA and industry-funded projects designed to evaluate and
compare passive technologies to conventional methods.  

 

 

Date:  Wednesday May 17, 2017

Time: 11:30 - 1:00pm

Details: Firehouse Restaurant 

1112 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Check in and Networking 11:30am-12:00 noon

Luncheon: 

Menu Selection: 

 

GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH 

WILTED BRUSSELS SPROUT SLAW, VERMONT CHEDDAR

APPLE BBQ GLAZE, BACON

 

BAVETTE STEAK AND WHITE PRAWN SALAD

ENDIVE LETTUCE, CHICORY, FETA CHEESE, CHERRY TOMATO, RED ONION

CITRUS-OREGANO VINAIGRETTE

 

SPRING PEA AND GARLIC RISOTTO

LOCAL SPRING PEAS, GREEN GARLIC, TOASTED ALMONDS, RICOTTA CHEESE

 

Register by:  May 15,2017

Cost to Attend:

Advance Registration Discount: (Must sumbit online payment by COB Monday May 15, 2017)

Members: $25 + $0.90 cc fee (Corporate or Individual Membership paid in the last 12 months)

Non Members: $35 + $1.10 cc fee

Walk-ins: $40.00

 


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