On-Demand Webinar: From Contamination to Compliance: The Role of Sartorius’ Lab Water System in PFAS Detection

37 minutes

Discover how to reduce Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contamination in water samples below the detection limit. In this on-demand webinar with Lab Manager, we will explore the world of PFAS, where they originate, their adverse and health impacts, and the steps taken by regulatory bodies.

This webinar explores the origins of PFAS, their environmental and health impacts, and what authorities are doing to control their presence. Discover how the Sartorius Arium® Water System revolutionizes the fight against PFAS contamination in water for analytical purposes, eradicating false positives and background noise that can compromise your chromatographic and spectroscopic results. We will provide an in-depth look into our experimental design, showcasing sampling points, method selection, and method of detection limits.

Stay tuned as we present key results demonstrating the remarkable capabilities of the Arium® Water System to reduce PFAS to levels undetectable by conventional means.

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In This Webinar You Will Learn:
  • Strategies for reducing PFAS concentration in water to levels undetectable by conventional means.
  • The origins, health risks, and regulatory responses to PFAS contamination.
  • How the Arium® Lab Water System reduces PFAS contaminants concentration below detection limits (single-digit ppt or sub-ppt-level).
  • Experimental approaches and results proving the system's efficacy in PFAS reduction.

Webinar Speakers

Dr. Kunal Kureja

Application Scientist and Project Leader
Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & Co. KG

Meet Dr. Kunal Kureja, the driving force at Sartorius AG's Lab Water division, where cutting-edge science meets practical applications. With a doctorate in Analytical and Preparative Chemistry from Universität Kassel in 2020, Dr. Kureja's journey into the world of scientific exploration began early. Before joining Sartorius, Dr. Kureja managed a dynamic laboratory at a startup. Last summer, he made a bold move to Göttingen, bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience to Sartorius. Dr. Kureja, an Application Scientist, is driven to transform Lab Water solutions. He's the creative force behind customer-centric applications, producing informative app notes, groundbreaking white papers, and engaging videos. Additionally, Dr. Kureja leads various projects in Lab Water business.

Dr. Zijie “Beryl” Xia

Lead Analytical Scientist
Claros Technologies Inc.

Dr. Zijie “Beryl” Xia is the Director of Analytical Laboratories at Claros Technologies Inc. Beryl graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a PhD in chemistry, focusing on mass spectrometry. She joined Claros in 2020 and built and developed the analytical laboratory for PFAS analysis at Claros. Claros Technologies Inc. is an advanced materials company that strives to lead the industry towards a holistic approach in material design and innovation to develop more efficient, safe, and sustainable products with zero toxic waste. Claros offers services in PFAS water testing and supports clients in complete PFAS destruction through its ElementalTM PFAS defluorination technology. Claros’ analytical lab holds an ISO 17025:2017 accreditation on PFAS analysis based on EPA draft method 1633. The lab currently serves the internal research and development and Claros’ business partners with both standard and customized methods.

Tricia Vail

LPS NA Segment Marketing Manager
Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & Co. KG

Tricia Vail has been working for Sartorius since 2019 as the LPS NA Segment Marketing Manager supporting QC/QA testing. With over 20 years of experience in microbiology and filtration in various markets including foods & beverages, water, air, cannabis, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals, she has become an expert in her field. Tricia is an active member of ASTM, ANSI, AWWA, AOAC & ISO, and serves as a MAC board member for AWWA and the AWWA Journal Committee. She represents the United States on a multitude of international and national standardizing committees focusing on test methods for microbiology and analytical chemistry. Currently, Tricia is working on standardization within Standard Methods for PFAS testing. She holds a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Biotechnology and Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and has a passion for helping all industries progress with testing.

Andrew Christianson

Novem Scientific, LLC

Andrew Christianson is the President and CEO of Novem Scientific, LLC. He graduated in 2004 from the University of Minnesota, Morris with a BA in Chemistry, emphasis in Biochemistry. Andrew has been serving the scientific industry and solving analytical problems for over 15 years in service and sales of analytical equipment and applications. In addition to being involved in the local Minnesota Chromatography Forum, Andrew is also a voting member on the ASTM D19 water committee. Novem Scientific was founded in August 2021 and specializes in Total Organic Fluorine (TOF) analysis. TOF gives a non-targeted view of the total PFAS contribution in a sample as a compound class, without distinguishing individual analytes. The TOF test has been reimagined with modern instrumentation and Novem is on the cutting edge of research and development in new methods and matrices for this new and demanding analysis space.

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