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TestAmerica to Present Webinar on Metals Analysis for Flue Gas Desulfurization Waste Waters and Coal Combustion Residuals

Denver, CO – WEBWIRE

TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, will present the next installment of its Ask the Expert webinar series on Tuesday, October 6.  The webinar, entitled Metals Analysis for Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewaters and Coal Combustion Residuals, will be presented free of charge to all interested participants by TestAmerica expert Dr. Richard Burrows.
Current air quality regulations in the United States require SO2 scrubbing for most coal fired plants, which results in the formation of Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) wastewaters. EPA has also issued new regulations concerning the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR). These FGD and CCR waste products contain a variety of metals and anions that can cause interferences resulting in false positives and/or false negatives for traditional ICP and ICP/MS analysis.  TestAmerica has developed techniques for mitigating these interferences.
The webinar will address the complexities of handling Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) wastes, as well as the management of Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR).  Individual metal species (for example selenite, selenate and cyanoselenate) will also be discussed.
Dr. Richard Burrows is Corporate Technical Director for TestAmerica with responsibility for implementing new technology, improving existing methods, and leading technical groups within TestAmerica.  He has been actively involved with environmental methods and techniques through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL), and Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB) organizations.
Dr. Burrows is currently Chair of the NELAC Institute’s (TNI) Environmental Measurement Methods Expert Committee, and is twice recipient of the ACIL Preston Millar Award.
TestAmerica’s Ask the Expert program provides unmatched access to a nationally recognized panel of more than 30 experts in the environmental field.  For more information on the program, or to register for the upcoming Metals Analysis for Flue Gas Desulfurization Wastewaters and Coal Combustion Residuals webinar, please visit
About TestAmerica
TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, with over 80 locations providing innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source, ambient and indoor air, water quality, compliance, desalination, shale gas, specialty organics, emergency response, industrial hygiene, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, PPCPs and emerging contaminants, explosives, Federal/DoD, and radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.
TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs nearly 2,400 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.


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