Presentation on Metals Speciation at DOE Workshop


Michelle Briscoe, the president and CEO of Brooks Rand Labs, gave a presentation on September 17th at the Department of Energy Consolidated Audit Program (DOECAP) Analytical Services Program (ASP) Workshop in Albuquerque entitled, “Metals Speciation as a Tool for Addressing Environmental Issues.” Brooks Rand Labs is an official DOECAP-audited laboratory, and is one of only eight companies in the nation that are both DOECAP-audited and DoD accreditedContact us

What is Trace Clean Sampling?

Trace Clean Sampling is the implementation of EPA Method 1669, also known as “Clean Hands/Dirty Hands”, sample collection procedures in concurrence with EPA 1600-series analytical methods for low-level metals and metals speciation. During the development of these methods, the EPA found that one of the greatest difficulties in obtaining reliably accurate data for metals at low-level concentrations was due to sample contamination. Therefore, samples to be analyzed by any of the low-level metals 1600-series analytical methods must also be collected according to the procedures described in EPA Method 1669. EPA Method 1669 requires special procedures to minimize and monitor for contamination, including the use of ultra-clean pre-tested sample collection containers and other field-sampling equipment, a two-person sample collection procedure (“clean hands/dirty hands”), and the collection of field quality control samples (equipment blanks, field blanks, field duplicates, etc.).

For a detailed overview of EPA Method 1669 “Clean Hands/Dirty Hands” download our Environmental Sampling for Low Level Trace Metals informational brochure.

Find out more about our EPA Method 1669 “Clean Hands/Dirty Hands” clean sampling training and consulting provided by our experienced sampling consultants!

Team “Pedal to the Metal” Rocks Bike MS Deception Pass Classic

Brooks Rand Labs is proud to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of team Pedal to the Metal! The team is made up of riders and volunteers from Brooks Rand Labs, Brooks Rand Instruments, as well as family and friends. Together we participate annually in a 2-day bike ride and raise money to help theNational MS Society fund research, advocate for change and help people with MS. We look forward to many more years of supporting this very important cause together.  Thank you to all that made this year another success!