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Webinar Series: Stack Testing

From Stack to Lab and Everything In Between
Wednesdays May 8, 22, 29  
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET


If you have an air emissions source or work in the air pollution field, chances are that you will have to oversee a stack test, review stack test data, or audit a stack test report at some point in your career.  This webinar is intended to cover the ins and outs of many of the common stack testing methods utilized across industry today.  This three-part series will look at the stack side and lab side of each method, will discuss the calculations that are performed, and will cover how to assess if the method is being performed correctly, common challenges with the methods, and how to understand the quality assurance and quality control data you see in a laboratory report.

Webinar Series:
Member: $265.00 ; Nonmember: $415.00 

Individual Webinars: 
Member: $99.00; Nonmember: $149.00 

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Part I: The Ins and Outs of USEPA Methods 1 and 2 – Flow Measurement and Beyond
Wednesday, May 8 • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET


These two methods form the foundation of where the sampling for most of the other stack methods are applied and the determination of the mass emission rate of their target species. The presentation will cover the origin and evolution of the methods and their derivatives and provide in depth treatments of the theoretical and practical aspects of them.  This will include the method applicability and limitations, equipment, and techniques. Information will also be provided on the current state of the art, evolving technologies, and drivers for improving these measurements.


Presenter: 
Bob Finken, Senior Vice President, Montrose Environmental
Bob Finken is a Senior Vice President at Montrose Environmental in the national Air Quality Services practice, responsible for Logistics, Reporting, Quality Management, and internal laboratory groups.  He has been active in the field of stationary source emission measurement since 1978, and served as President of the Source Evaluation Society from 2008 to 2013.  He has tested a wide variety of source categories, developed innovative solutions to measurement challenges, presented papers, and provided training on stack testing at AWMA and other conferences and courses.

Moderator:
Ron Huffman, QEP, Environmental Consultant
Ron Huffman, has worked as an industry environmental   specialist and manager, and an Allegheny County Air Permitting Engineer.  He has worked on industrial air and water environmental and permitting projects for more than 35 years.  He has experience in the implementation and maintenance of an environmental management system for a chemical company and compliance audits.  He has been an active member of A&WMA since 1985.  He served as the Chair of the Allegheny Mountain Section.  He currently serves as the Vice Chair for A&WMA’s Webinar Committee.
                       

 
Part II: Metals Emissions from Stationary Sources
What are those funny purple stains on my stack tester’s clothes?  

Wednesday, May 22 • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET


Collecting a multi-metals sample for source testing requires an understanding of what the test method is trying to accomplish.  Using appropriate sampling and analysis techniques, established quality assurance criteria, and experienced personnel will result in generating quality data for the end user.  This presentation will describe various sampling and analysis techniques used in collecting and reporting metals emissions from stationary sources, and the potential pit-falls that could be encountered while executing these test methods.


Presenters:
Jesse Rocha:  METCO Environmental, Business Development and Project Manager
Jesse Rocha is a Business Development and Project Manager for METCO Environmental in Dallas, Texas.  He has over 27 years’ experience managing and executing source testing projects, many involving large and complex sampling parameters for a variety of industries.  Jesse has opened and managed multiple offices for METCO, and has functioned as a source testing subject matter expert for multiple Department of Defense sites across the country.  In his free time, he enjoys BBQ competitions, playing the guitar, and coaching for Special Olympics. 
 
Kevin Woodcock, Eurofins TestAmerica Laboratories, Senior Project Manager  
Kevin Woodcock is a Senior Project Manager and Source-Air Specialist for Eurofins TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc.  He has over 22 years of environmental industry experience, which includes sample coordination, emergency response, and managing a wide range of source emission 4rograms. Kevin helps clients develop and execute tailored analytical testing to successfully meet overall project or permitting objectives. In addition to being an analytical project manager, Kevin has a passion for expanding his knowledge of chemistry to include creating that next batch of home-brew for amateur competition.

Moderator for Stack Testing Series webinars:  Michele Gehring, Principal, Coterie Environmental LLC
Ms. Gehring has spent her entire career in the combustion industry with projects involving a variety of processes, such as hazardous waste incineration and thermal treatment of energetics and explosives.  She performs engineering studies, assists with system troubleshooting and prove-out, and develops permit-related materials for these clients.  Ms. Gehring has served on the International Board of Directors since 2015 and is currently President of the Association.  On the local level, Michele is an active participant in the Delaware Valley Chapter and the Mid-Atlantic States Section. 
Part III: Dioxins, Furans & PCBs Behind the Scenes 
Wednesday, May 29 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET 

This presentation will focus on the details of Dioxin Furan testing and analysis, with a special look at combining sample trains to save costs for other semi-volatiles including PBCs and PAHs.  Everything from pre-test information sharing, sample collection, and analytical process will be discussed to highlight the level of detail and care that is required with these test parameters and uncover the requirements for these highly specialized approaches.

Presenters:
Amy Boehm: SGS North America, Senior Project Manager
Amy Boehm is a Sr. Project Manager at the SGS laboratory in Wilmington, NC.  She has worked in the lab and in project management since 1990, focusing primarily on client services for ultra-trace analyses.  Amy enjoys reading, knitting and bourbon
hunting.
 
Jordan Laster, Alliance Source Testing, Vice President Analytical Services   
Jordan Laster is the Vice President of Analytical Services with Alliance Source Testing. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from Widener University, and has been involved in stack testing for 12 years, split between laboratory, analyzer manufacturing, and good old fashioned sampling.  The bulk of his experience is focusing on complex sampling situations and organics work.  In his free time, Mr. Laster enjoys baking and teaching martial arts, but has not yet perfected doing these simultaneously. 

Moderator for Stack Testing Series webinars:  Michele Gehring, Principal, Coterie Environmental LLC
Ms. Gehring has spent her entire career in the combustion industry with projects involving a variety of processes, such as hazardous waste incineration and thermal treatment of energetics and explosives.  She performs engineering studies, assists with system troubleshooting and prove-out, and develops permit-related materials for these clients.  Ms. Gehring has served on the International Board of Directors since 2015 and is currently President of the Association.  On the local level, Michele is an active participant in the Delaware Valley Chapter and the Mid-Atlantic States Section.