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TestAmerica’s Air Program Expert Invited to Speak at Society of Texas Environmental Professionals Chapter Meeting


William Elcoate, TestAmerica’s Air Product Manager and recognized industry expert, has been invited by the Society of Texas Environmental Professionals (STEP) to speak on the challenges of collecting and analyzing low level volatile compounds in ambient air and vapor intrusion site investigations. Hosted by STEP’s Dallas Chapter, the presentation will be given on June 8, 2010 in Richardson, TX.

Mr. Elcoate will review and discuss some key considerations when sampling and analyzing for the presence of low level volatile compounds of concern in ambient, indoor air, soil and source vapor samples. As the potential from the inhalation exposure pathway is significantly more complex, understanding the quality challenges associated with collection of data is critical. Sample and test method selection, field sampling protocols, and collection of relevant data are essential in the evaluation of the potential risks posed by inhalation exposure. Mr. Elcoate will also address the importance of planning and defining data quality objectives for the data collected.

TestAmerica plays an active role with the Society of Texas Environmental Professionals. The non-profit organization was created to serve the needs of the industrial and agricultural sectors of commerce within the State of Texas, specifically with environmentally related requirements and concerns. For information on the Dallas Chapter meeting, please visit for further details.

Mr. Elcoate has over 20 years of experience in the environmental testing industry and is currently a technical and regulatory expert for TestAmerica’s Air Testing Program. He has been actively involved in Vapor Intrusion seminars across the nation and has held previous roles as an Analytical Chemist, Project Manager, Laboratory Manager, and technical support. For inquiries, please contact Mr. Elcoate directly via LinkedIn at or through TestAmerica’s Ask the Expert webpage.

About TestAmerica

TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, including 36 laboratories and 33 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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 STEP Dallas Chapter
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