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TestAmerica LEAF Methodology Webinar on March 15, 2016

Pittsburgh, PA – WEBWIRE

TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, announces the next installment in its Ask the Expert webinar series.  On Tuesday, March 15 at 1:30 P.M. EST, TestAmerica expert Larry Matko will present a webinar entitled The Next Generation of Leaching Methods, U.S. EPA’s LEAF Methods.
The webinar will focus on the environmental chemistry aspects of the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) methods that were added to the SW-846 compendium of methods.  The four next generation leaching methods provide a robust, yet flexible option for environmental applications in which traditional leaching methods are not applicable.  The methods represent the broad range of conditions that can occur in the environment, taking into account the influence of pH, liquid to solid ratios and mass transfer rates.
TestAmerica has been at the forefront of LEAF method development and testing since initial concerns were raised over the use of traditional leaching methods (TCLP or SPLP) outside of their originally intended use.  TestAmerica’s state of the art facility in Pittsburgh, PA was the first commercial laboratory in the United States to offer LEAF testing methods and has been offering the next generation methods for the past 3 years.
Mr. Larry Matko, Technical Director at TestAmerica Pittsburgh, has nearly 25 years’ experience in the environmental testing industry.  His knowledge and expertise in developing and implementing TestAmerica’s LEAF program positioned him as one of the industry experts in next generation leaching methodology.
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 Next Generation of Leaching Methods, U.S. EPA’s LEAF Methods 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, PFCs and other 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 more than 2,000 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.


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