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My Best in Blog: @pidgirl's #acsdenver participation

242nd ACS National Meeting, Denver, COC&ENTechnical Program SummaryMonday early evening8/29/11before SCI-MIX: Calling all ACS Twitter peeps using and/or following the #acsdenver conversation on TwitterMeet me at LODO's Downtown at 5:30pm-7pm. An official IYC eventRSVP using the Schmap  Please RT and spread the word. Who to follow on Twitter for #acsdenver tweets: follow this list and please let me know who needs to be added.




After the Tweetup, take the 6 minute walk to SCI-MIX at the Colorado Convention Center.
Monday evening 8/29/11 8:00pm–10:00 p.m.
Sci Mix
Colorado Convention Center Hall D
"Sci-Mix is the largest poster session of the national meeting. Successful student chapters will showcase their activities and the event will also feature divisional posters and other exhibits" Source
I'll be at SCI-MIX at my  SCHB: Division of Small Chemical Businessesposter #SCHB015:
Analysis of ppb levels of photochemical smog components in air using a portable analyzer Doc…

Advantages of a Hyphenated PID/MS Combination for GC Applications #pittcon 2012

Advantages of a Hyphenated PID/MS Combination for GC Applications  Status:  Accepted for POSTER Presentation Pittcon 2012:    ACS Analytical Chemistry Divison 
Slot #24 03/12/12
Methodology:Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Keywords:
Flavor/Essential Oil
Forensic Chemistry
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Hydrocarbons



Authors & Affiliations: Jack Driscoll,PID Analyzers, LLC Clifford M. Taylor, Shimadzu Scientific Jennifer Maclachlan,PID Analyzers, LLC


Abstract: There are many situations where a second detector can save time and effort, even for a mass selective detector (MSD).  These include critical analyses (forensic samples) where duplicate analyses are needed, where small samples or low concentration samples are being analyzed, where flavors or odorous compounds are being analyzed or if a high level sample is being analyzed.

The photoionization detector (PID) is a very sensitive, non destructive detector for VOC’s (low or sub ppb), with a wide dynamic range (>5 x 107. When arson…

Novel Solutions to Water Pollution at #acsdenver ACS ENVR Div Chemistry

Heading to #acsdenver? Check out one of the highlights of the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry program: Symposium featuring Novel Solutions to Water Pollution organized by my friend, S. Ahuja


Novel Solutions to Water Pollution
242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition
Denver, CO
August 28-September 1, 2011

Sponsored by the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry
Clean water is becoming an ever-decreasing commodity across the developed and developing world. Considering that an estimated 1.2 billion people in the world use contaminated water for drinking, finding methods to prevent contamination and treat water through economic and sustainable means becomes an imperative. In the past, it was believed that known technology would be able to support the growing water needs of Earth’s residents without impairing the quality of the existing water resources. However, it became evident that this perception was false and that novel research, development and implementation of new technological …

Utilizing social media to continue the International Year of Chemistry mission beyond 2012

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry is co-programming with the Pittcon Technical Program and will include symposia, organized contributed sessions, and one poster session.
Utilizing social media to continue the International Year of Chemistry mission beyond 2012
Abstract Status: Accepted for Pittcon 2012 POSTER SLOT #23 03/12/12 By: Jennifer Maclachlan 































































The mission of the International Year of Chemistry is "to celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind". Social media played an integral role in promoting the IYC; via IYC website,ACS Network, Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and blogging enabling worldwide participation and sharing.

As a member of the American Chemical Society I have had the opportunity to volunteer my time to participate in numerous ACS IYC activities as well as my own IYC Cape Cod Science Cafes. Use of social media has proved successful in my mission as a Chemistry Ambassador: I sp…

Recent Discussion from the AIHA Linked-In Group about the use of a PID

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Linked In Group Discussion
This paper describes the use of a PID Analyzers Model 102 photoionization analyzer with a long life 11.7 eV lamp to measure chlorinated HC including carbon tetrachloride.
Measurement of chlorinated HC with an 117 PID.pdfgasanalysis.blogspot.com Measurement of chlorinated HC with an 117... 3 days ago 4 comments

Gershon Schwartz • An interesting article indeed.

Still I wouldn't use a PID if I had more than one solvent as it would be extremely difficult to differentiate between them especially if one was a chlorinated hydrocarbon and the other was a non chlorinated solvent. A PID would be useful if you are doing a general survey to determine presence of solvents in an area were you already know qualitatively what exists in the matrix. But then an FID or an FPD would do the same job why use a PID ? A more difficu…

#acsdenver Tweetup at the Fall National Meeting

Join fellow #acsdenver tweeps at the Tweet-up at the Fall National Meeting. LODO's boasts the "best rooftop patio(s) in Colorado" and I've got tables reserved on the rooftop under the name: "ACS Tweetup".  It's an Official IYC Event. Clickherefor details. When:Before SCI-MIX Monday 8/29 5:30pm-7pm Where:LODO's Bar & Grille 1946 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

Who to follow on Twitter for #acsdenver tweets: follow this list and please let me know who needs to be added.
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Just a 6 minute walk to SCI-MIX at the Denver Convention Center, join in the fun and meet the tweeps from the #acsdenver Twitterfeed.
Join in the conversation in person at #acsdenver and let's inspire folks to get out, volunteer and celebrate National Chemistry Week #NCW in their own community during the fourth quarter of the International Year of Chemistry #IYC2011. Go Chemistry Ambassadors #chem_amb! RSVP via Schmap here