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TestAmerica’s Dr. Bagawandoss Delivers Presentation at Rocky Mountain EHS Peer Group

Denver, CO – WEBWIRE

TestAmerica’s Enhanced Hydrocarbon Testing Expert, Dr. Kesavalu ’Doss’ Bagawandoss, will deliver a presentation at the Rocky Mountain EHS Peer Group on April 19, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.  The presentation, entitled Chemical Fingerprinting and Biomarkers (Hydrocarbon Forensics), will address a number of pertinent topics in the field of enhanced hydrocarbon testing, including the use and application of chemical fingerprint testing to identify hydrocarbon products in the environment.  Dr. Doss will offer insights into the analytical approaches available for hydrocarbon testing, which typically follow a tiered approach including analysis by GC/FID, GC/MS and CSIA.  Following a review of the analytical approaches, Dr. Doss will present historical data in a case study format to facilitate a discussion on the interpretation and analysis of data from hydrocarbon testing.  

TestAmerica’s Enhanced Hydrocarbon testing program offers a robust portfolio of analyses to provide unique testing solutions to the industry’s most challenging oil release situations.  Following the tiered approach outlined in Dr. Doss’ presentation, TestAmerica offers testing for saturated hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), alkylated PAHs, biomarkers, PIANO compounds and tetraethyl lead.   

Throughout his 30 year career in the environmental laboratory industry, Dr. Doss has held numerous positions, including Chemist, Program Manager, Technical Director, Laboratory Director and Executive Manager.  Renowned throughout the industry, Dr. Doss is a proven leader in the areas of hydrocarbon chemistry, hydraulic fracturing, and the crude oil transportation sector.  He received his Ph.D. in Engineering (Environmental Science) from the University of Oklahoma, a M.S. in Chemistry from Wichita State University, a B. S. in Chemistry from Loyola College, University of Madras, and a J.D. from Southern University Law Center. 

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, PFAS and emerging contaminants, explosives, treatability studies, 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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 Enhanced Hydrocarbon
 Fingerprint Analysis
 Forensic Hydrocarbons

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