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Calling all techie trekkies of the IH variety...

SS 001 - Closer to Spock’s Tricorder — The Latest in Real-Time Detection Monday, 2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. 
Monday | 2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. |Topics:
Real-Time Detection Systems, Safety, Symposia Arranger: P. Smith, OSHA, Sandy, UT. Moderator: E. Bishop, Parsons, Council Bluffs, CA. Monitors: J. Golden, 3M Company, Cottage Grove, MN; D. Bolstad-Johnson, Phoenix Fire Department, Phoenix, AZ. Advances in real-time detection systems and informatics now allow for high reliability data that are immediately available to decision makers. This roundtable will bring together a panel of experts who as individuals are involved in designing, testing, or using the latest innovations in real-time chemical detection and identification tools and informatics platforms to get the resulting data to those who need it as quickly as possible. Assembled experts will discuss microfabricated sensor arrays, miniature mass spectrometers, traditional and atmospheric pressure ionization for mass spectrometric detection in th…

Hazardous chemicals and real-time detection systems

PDC 411 Methods and Applications for Exposure Assessment Chemical Detection in Real Time Advanced | 1.34 CM Points/ 8 Contact Hours/ 1.0 CEU/COC Point | Sunday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Limit: 60Topics:
Hazardous Chemicals, Real-Time Detection Systems Description: The PDC is targeted towards industrial hygiene, safety, and emergency response personnel who use or may be called on to use field-portable detection and identification tools, or professionals who may need to understand data produced by such tools. Participants should have some knowledge of the general capabilities and limitations of detection and identification tools. The expert case studies presented will demonstrate how each type of tool has been effectively used to answer important human exposures questions while the hands-on part of the PDC will give participants greater depth of experience beyond typical classroom delivery of information. The didactic training portion will include slides showing instrumentation in field s…

@pidgirl's May 2012 E-Newsletter

From PID's to portable GC's and Beyond                                                   May 2012 Greetings!

I had the honor of presenting the annual Frederick F. Spaziani scholarship award on April 26, 2012 alongside Dr. Walter Johnson at Suffolk University to two very talented young women on theastrophysics track: Elizabeth Rodriguez and Amanda Lewis (L to R above).  Fred Spaziani co-founded  HNU Systems, Inc. with Jack Driscoll in 1973. Together they developed the first commercialphotoionization detector that is now the most important method for measuring volatile organic compounds. Fred left us at too early an age and the award is to help students in science and/or engineering reach their full potential.
High performance real-time detection systemModel 312

The HNU Model 312 portable Gas Chromatograph (GC) is designed for chromatographic separation, identification, and quantification of chemical components in gas or liquid samples. This is one of our featured fast GC's which…

Scenario 3: Remediation at an *old* refinery

Standardized training for the operation and interpretation of direct-reading meters is severely lacking. While most users are able to calibrate and operate the meter within the range of alarms, readings are often misinterpreted creating a potential Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) situation. Scenario 3  It is remediation work at an old refinery. The PID data log shows constant readings at 199 ppm, for the last hour. Your combustible gas meter shows 0% LEL. 
Which direct-reading instrument would you have the workers use in order to have them safely investigate the situation? Electrochemical sensor? Thermal conductivity sensor? NDIR? Colorimetric tubes? Do your first responders have the knowledge and skills needed to make decisions in situations like this? Through case studies and real-life scenarios, AIHA’s Train-the-Trainer 4-Gas Monitor/PID Field Use course enables first responders, fire fighters, environmental field technicians and persons doing confined space entries to im…

Cape Cod Science Cafe Fall Series 2012



November 2, 2012: The Chemistry of Wine A Cape Cod Science Cafe

Cape Cod Science Cafe: Chemistry of Wine by Dr. John Jack Driscoll

Stay tuned...plans are underway...for the 2013 summer cafe series