D22 Air Quality

    Title: Conference on Measurement of Trace Metals and Metalloids at Workplaces

    Dates: Thursday October 24 2019 - Friday October 25 2019

    Location: Marriott Marquis Houston; Houston, TX

    Event Name: October 2019 Committee Week

    About The Event

    Registration Information

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Standards Development Meetings

    Future Meeting Dates


    About the Event

    Abstracts for presentation are invited for the Conference on Measurement of Trace Metals and Metalloids at Workplaces to be held Thursday and Friday, October 24 & 25, 2019. This conference is sponsored by ASTM Committee D22 on Air Quality and will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, TX, in conjunction with the October standards development meetings of the committee.

    Objective

    The conference will address methods and techniques to address trace and ultra-trace sampling, sample preparation and analysis of metals and metalloids that are of concern in industrial hygiene. Occupational exposure limit values for metals and metalloids are decreasing, especially for carcinogenics and sensitizers. These very low limit values bring challenges to the measurement methods for numerous elements and their compounds, e.g., Ni, Co, Be, Mn and Cr(VI). All portions of the methods including sampling, sample dissolution and the analytical methods themselves must be optimized dramatically in order to attain lower method detection limits while maintaining high data quality. For instance, all used chemicals and sampling substrates have to be of highest possible purity, and for personal sampling, new high flow samplers for inhalable and respirable fractions have to be developed. Furthermore, solubility issues for metal compounds of varying solubility are of considerable interest. ICP-MS and other ultra-trace measurement techniques will become more widely used for many metals and metalloids. Some of the current standardized methods may no longer be adequate for ever-lower elemental occupational exposure limit values.

    Abstract Submittal

    Please submit your abstract of 200 words or less to any one of the Conference Co-Chairs Dr. Kevin Ashley (keadash4@live.com), Dr. Dietmar Breuer (dietmar.breuer@dguv.de), or Steven Verpaele (sverpaele@nickelinstitute.org). The abstract should address novel methodologies for addressing sampling and analytical problems associated with the promulgation of lower limit values for metals and metalloids and must be received no later than April 30, 2019.

    Registration Information

    Registration information will be posted at a later date.


    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the conference may be abstained from any of the conference chairs.

    Dr. Kevin Ashley keadash4@live.com

    Dr. Dietmar Breuer dietmar.breuer@dguv.de

    Mr. Steven Verpaele sverpaele@nickelinstitute.org


    Hotel Information

    The conference will be held at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, TX. Hotel reservation information will be posted at the ASTM website approximately 12 weeks before the conference.


    Standards Development Meetings

    Schedules for the October 2019 meetings of Committee D22 will be posted on the ASTM website approximately 8 weeks prior to the meetings; or you may contact the ASTM Staff Manager, Ashley Wiand via email awiand@astm.org or phone 610-832-9738, for more information.


    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee D22 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information about future D22 meetings, please visit D22 Future Meetings.


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