Author Archives: Karen Metius-House

SGS AXYS Now Offers PFAS Analysis by the new EPA 1633 Draft Method

September 15, 2021. On September 2, 2021, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of the EPA 1633 Draft PFAS method for the measurement of PFAS in wastewater, surface water, groundwater, soils, and tissue. For all matrices, EPA 1633 provides a standardized and validated approach for PFAS monitoring. Whether it is tissue, […]

SGS AXYS’ Drs. Hamilton and Chandramouli Praised by NAVSEA for Contribution to Testing Method

Time and time again, we can find members of our SGS team in the mix in providing important innovations and updates within so many different business sectors in regions across the world. The following is another instance worthy of our SGS pride. On August 10, 2021, the note that follows was posted online as part […]

EPA POSTS SGS-DEVELOPED AND VALIDATED METHOD 1628 FOR PCB MEASUREMENT DRAFT FOR COMMENT

Aug 05, 2021 The US EPA has an interest in requiring higher levels of accuracy for PCB compliance testing to support National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements. The EPA thus approached SGS to validate a new high-accuracy method for reporting individual PCB congeners by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The resulting PCB Method 1628 draft is […]

SGS LIVE PRESENTS “EMERGING CONTAMINANTS: A HISTORY OF CONCERN”

Sarah De Luca, the Business Development Manager for North American Environment, Health and Safety, Conventional Labs at SGS sits down with Dr. Bharat Chandramouli for our first ever SGS Live on Wednesday, March 24th at 1:00 PM EDT/10:00AM PDT. Their discussion, entitled Emerging Contaminants: A History of Concern, will examine the life cycle of contaminants […]

SGS AXYS Employs New Method to Measure PFAS in Ambient Air at Very Low Concentrations

Problem While PFAS in drinking water and other ecosystem components have raised alarms throughout the world for some time, PFAS in ambient air is receiving increasing attention for numerous reasons including: Reports of elevated concentrations in communities adjacent to factories producing or using PFAS Evidence of PFAS emissions from incinerators causing elevated concentrations nearby Once […]

SGS AXYS Method 16130 added to the EPA list of approved testing methods for dioxins.

The new SGS AXYS testing method is now an approved alternative for industry regulation. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its approval of SGS AXYS Method 16130 as a method and alternate test procedure for the detection of dioxins. It now becomes one of the testing solutions aimed at reducing human exposure to […]

SGS Experts Offer Expertise on Emerging Contaminants at the Upcoming Virtual AEHS Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy

Two experts from SGS will share their knowledge on issues related to emerging contaminants with the virtual AEHS Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy audience, October 19-23. Dr. Bharat Chandramouli, Ph.D., SGS Environmental Laboratory Product Manager, North America, and Geoffrey Pellechia, SGS National Sales Manager, PFAS and Ultratrace, will be presenters at AEHS. A […]

SGS’S Dr. Bharat Chandramouli to Present on GC-MS/MS Approaches for Chlorinated POPs Analysis at Waters Online Dioxin Symposium​, September 22

GC-HRMS is currently used to analyze chlorinated dioxins and furans, PCBs, pesticides and other halogenated compounds. New approaches, such as GC-MS/MS, require compatibility with existing methods and quality criteria to demonstrate equivalency with GC-HRMS data. Bharat Chandramouli, Ph. D., Environmental Laboratory Product Manager, North America at SGS and Coreen Hamilton, Ph. D., Senior Scientist, SGS […]

SGS’S DR. BHARAT CHANDRAMOULI TO PRESENT ON GC-MS/MS APPROACHES FOR CHLORINATED POPS ANALYSIS AT NEMC VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, AUGUST 18

GC-HRMS is currently used to analyze chlorinated dioxins and furans, PCBs, pesticides and other chlorinated and brominated contaminants. New approaches, such as GC-MS/MS, show promise as alternatives but require new development and the testing of compatibility with existing methods and quality criteria to demonstrate equivalency with GC-HRMS data. SGS AXYS has been at the forefront […]

DR. BHARAT CHANDRAMOULI OF SGS TO PRESENT ON PFAS MONITORING AT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS AT ECOS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, JULY 29

PFAS in wastewater and biosolids present a difficult challenge as they are not removed/destroyed through conventional treatment. The conversion of precursors into persistent perfluorinated carboxylates and sulfonates during treatment poses further human and ecological risks. To discuss this issue, Bharat Chandramouli, Ph. D., Environmental Laboratory Product Manager, North America at SGS, joins an expert panel […]

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