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TestAmerica Expert Invited to Speak on Potential Impacts and Sustainable Solutions Related to PPCPs in Water Supplies


TestAmerica’s Michael Flournoy, Technical Director of the West Sacramento laboratory, will demonstrate new analytical technology and procedures that definitively detect Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in various stages of the wastewater treatment process. The presentation will be given on February 16th at the 2011 Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Technical Symposium at California State University - Northridge.

TestAmerica has developed methods to detect PPCPs at trace levels in environmental samples. Combining multiple analytical techniques, including isotope dilution, solid phase extraction and state of the art instrumentation, TestAmerica is capable of detecting and identifying the PPCP compounds present at all stages of the wastewater treatment process. The application of this technology enables treatment facilities to reduce PPCP contamination entering our water supplies and the environment.

“The application of our technical knowledge and skills to assist the industry in pioneering solutions to one of today’s most important wastewater process challenges is an exciting and rewarding endeavor for TestAmerica,” comments Dr. Keith Wheatstone, Chief Operating Officer, TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc.

Mr. Flournoy has over 20 years of environmental laboratory experience and is TestAmerica’s technical expert on PPCPs. He has actively contributed to the specialty method development of steroids, hormones, antibacterial products, over-the-counter (OTC) medication, and other Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (Modified EPA Method 1694 and 1698). To submit an inquiry to Mr. Flournoy, please visit his profile on TestAmerica’s Ask the Expert page at

About TestAmerica

TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, including 36 laboratories and 36 service centers. TestAmerica provides innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source and ambient air, aquatic toxicity, explosives, specialty organics, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, emerging contaminants, radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.

TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; QED Environmental Systems, Inc., the leading supplier of groundwater sampling equipment and remediation pumping systems; TestAmerica Drilling Corp., provider of innovative environmental and geotechnical drilling; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs nearly 2,800 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.


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 EPA Method 1694
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