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TestAmerica Addresses the Analytical Challenges of Landfill Gas at the 2010 Missouri Waste Control Coalition Exhibition


TestAmerica’s William Elcoate, Ambient Air Product Manager and technical expert on emerging air regulations, will speak on the latest developments of landfill gas testing at the 2010 Missouri Waste Control Coalition (MWCC) Environmental Conference. The presentation will be given on June 22, 2010 in Lake of the Ozarks, MO.

The U.S. EPA has been issuing tighter regulations surrounding gas emissions for new, operating, and closed landfills. With increasing regulatory attention towards greenhouse gas and air toxic emissions from landfills, data quality is of paramount importance. The utilization of landfill gas as an energy resource has driven the expansion of testing methods used to evaluate gas characteristics for power system design, as the amount of atmospheric emissions can vary. This is dependant on the waste materials historically placed in these landfills.

Under the Air technical session, Mr. Elcoate’s presentation will review the regulatory environment surrounding the evaluation of gaseous landfill emissions, address analytical methods, and laboratory procedures to ensure that testing results are relevant and accurately representative.

Mr. Elcoate has over 20 years of experience in the environmental laboratory testing industry. His current responsibilities include being the technical and regulatory support for TestAmerica’s Air Programs, reviewing current and emerging ambient air regulations and evaluating the needs for testing support. In that capacity, he reviews State & Federal regulations, rules and guidance for air programs, and works with TestAmerica operations to develop capabilities and services to support them. He provides technical training and market support for TestAmerica and has spoken at numerous conferences across the United States. For more information, 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.


 environmental testing
 landfill gas
 ambient air
 greenhouse gas
 air toxics

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