Here at Brooks Rand Labs, we have noticed many of our Canadian clients are working under new discharge permits with lower method detection limit (MDL) requirements for total mercury (Hg). Some water quality guidelines are even demanding site-specific detection limits as low as 0.10 ng/L for Hg. Brooks Rand Labs is able to comply with these new requirements, offering a 0.10 ng/L MDL for all clients (worldwide) for Hg analysis via EPA Method 1631E. There is no additional charge for this low-level MDL. If your project requires ultra-low level MDLs (for any analyte), contact us today!
The US EPA Method 1669, Sampling Ambient Water for Trace Metals at EPA Water Criteria Levels, can be a complex and challenging method for those who are not experienced in “clean hands/dirty hands” sampling for low-level metals. Even for the most knowledgeable field samplers, every new site brings its own obstacles and the method has to be constantly modified to collect samples within the performance-based guidelines.
Taking one of our in-person Method 1669 sampling classes to learn new techniques or as an annual refresher course is a great way to hone your skills, but these classes are offered infrequently. If waiting until the next sampling class is not an option for you and you need 1669 guidance regarding sample collection for low-level metals, Brooks Rand Labs has several sampling and quality assurance experts on staff that are available for phone consultations at very reasonable rates. Services include review of sampling and analysis plans (SAP), review of quality assurance project plans (QAPP), and customized consultation on sample collection for low-level metals at even the trickiest of sites. Contact us for a quote today!
AOAC International Annual Meeting
Join Michelle Briscoe, President of Brooks Rand Labs, and Tiffany Stilwater, BRL’s Client Services Manager, at the AOAC International 128th Annual Meeting & Expositionin Boca Raton, Florida, September 7-10. This popular meeting offers scientific technical sessions, roundtable discussions, and workshops presenting research from the top scientists in the world pertaining to changes and advances in analytical methodology for the testing of foods and beverages, dietary supplements, infant formula, feeds, fertilizers, soil and water, veterinary drugs and pharmaceuticals. Ms. Briscoe will be co-chairing a session on Analysis of Metals and Metals Speciation in Food, Beverages, and Dietary Supplements on September 8 th, as well as co-chairing the meeting of the Metals Subgroup of the AOAC Contaminants Community on September 9th.
DOECAP Analytical Services Program Workshop
Michelle Briscoe and Annie Carter, BRL’s Vice President of Operations, are headed to Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 15-18, to attend the Department of Energy Consolidated Audit Program (DOECAP) Analytical Services Program Workshop. Ms. Briscoe will be presenting a talk at the workshop on the topic of Methods for the Speciation of Metals. BRL is a DOECAP-audited laboratory available to perform specialty trace metals analytical services at all US DOE sites and maintains a current Radioactive Materials License. Contact us for more info!