Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Sample Prep and Analysis

Wednesday, April 13 1:00 pm EST
Organizer: Dr. Alicia Stell

CEM and LabTech will host a discussion on the latest advances in Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) sample prep and analysis. There is increasing concern of PFAS in our environment as a whole, due to their persistent nature. More and more regulation regarding PFAS is being implemented. Having a harmonized method to accurately determine the PFAS content in soil, food, and other matrices is important to this industry. The extraction of PFAS can be challenging given the susceptibly to contamination and the low levels in which these compounds are present. Analysis is also very challenging due to the need to detect at very low limits. To achieve good PFAS analysis sample preparation and analysis must be performed on PFAS free instrumentation. We will discuss how equipment manufacturers can eliminate background contamination for EPA 537.1 and EPA 533 as well as proper extraction/concentration methods and successfully obtaining high analyte recovery. With PFAS being such an emerging topic, we have the opportunity to all learn from each other on what is being done within this application area. We encourage laboratories as well as industry experts to join in on this discussion.