Elemental Speciation in the Real World: Clinical, Industrial and Environmental Applications
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
2:00 PM Room: 311B

Olivier FX Donard, LCABIE CNRS/IPREM and Clay Davis, National Institute of Standards and Technology

2:00 PMArsenic Speciation and the Need to Include Bioaccessibility and Biotransformation into Exposure Assessment, John Creed
2:20 PMStandard Reference Materials for Elemental Speciation Measurements and Environmental Monitoring Studies, Clay Davis
2:40 PMA Triple-Isotope Method for Measurement of Inorganic, Methyl and Ethyl Mercury in Human Whole Blood by Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) Gas Chromatography Coupled to ICP-MS, Carl Verdon
3:00 PMA New Sample Introduction Module for the Analysis of Total Nitrogen and Total Sulfur in Refinery Samples, Matthew Cassap
3:20 PMRecess
3:35 PMDevelopment and Certification of Standard Reference Materials for Hexavalent Chromium in Contaminated Soils, Stephen Long
3:55 PMIsotopically Labeled Compounds for Routine Biological and Environmental Speciation Analysis, Jose Ignacio Garcia Alonso
4:15 PMCollision-Cell Free Quantitation in ICP-MS by Spectral Accuracy, Ming Gu
4:35 PMMultielemental Speciation: Feasibility and Applications, Ruth Wolf

It is well known that the distribution, mobility, toxicity and biological bioavailability of chemical elements depends not on their concentration but, critically, on the specific chemical form. Elemental speciation measurements and identification has now entered reliable and validated methods to understand, monitor and control the impact of trace elements for improved industrial applications, better overall environmental management. This symposium displaying hyphenated techniques based on plasma spectrometry and mass detection will expose the audience to unifying concepts and critical issues in the understanding of the chemical behavior of elements and elemental species in these different domains of everyday life. It will showcase real world applications in which elemental speciation measurement and research is being utilized on a reliable and routine basis to address current major environmental and biological concerns and the influence of metal speciation on risk assessment and risk management.