Monday, April 5, 2021
Thursday, April 1, 2021
|ABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM NAME: Lessons Learned from Starting a Chemical-related Business|
|ABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM AREA NAME: I&EC|
|CONTROL ID: 3557841|
|PRESENTATION TYPE: Oral Only : Do not consider for Sci-Mix|
|TITLE: Marketing and maintaining your small chemical business: Advice from a managing director|
|AUTHORS (FIRST NAME, LAST NAME): Jennifer L. Maclachlan1, John N. Driscoll2|
|INSTITUTIONS (ALL): 1. PID Analyzers, LLC, Centerville, MA, United States.|
2. PID Analyzers, LLC, Centerville, MA, United States.
Abstract: This presentation will include true stories of running a successful family owned and operated small chemical business from the point of view of the daughter of the famed "Father of Photoionization". Emphasis on small chemical business marketing do's and don'ts will include specific examples of digital and social media as well as personal branding and networking. Maintenance is required to keep the business operational and obstacles related to personnel management, supply chain, customer service, and operating as an essential business during COVID-19 will also be addressed.
|ABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM NAME: Chemical Business Poster Session|
|ABSTRACT SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM AREA NAME: SCHB|
|CONTROL ID: 3557874|
|PRESENTATION TYPE: Poster Only : Consider for Sci-Mix|
|TITLE: SCHB rises to the call: Members-helping-members during the coronavirus pandemic|
|AUTHORS (FIRST NAME, LAST NAME): George W. Ruger1, James Skinner1, David J. Deutsch1, Abhishek Kantak1, Joseph E. Sabol1, Mukund Chorghade1, Jennifer L. Maclachlan1, Adam Sussman1, Janet L. Bryant1, Niteen A. Vaidya1|
|INSTITUTIONS (ALL): 1. SCHB, Modena, NY, United States.|
Abstract: In 2020, SCHB expanded its member benefits, including creating a weekly forum for SCHB members to help each other. In the early stages of the COVID shut-down, members sought information on viruses and public health, business continuity advice, and continuation of the social interaction that we missed in Philadelphia. We started with a weekly "discuss business" teleconference, and quickly evolved to video Zoom sessions, with speakers on a timely topic, special events like the RMRM and Chemluminary after party, open forum, and nearly all were branded as "SCHB Happy Hour 'n' Learn." Topics included cyber-security when working from home, workplace safety for essential workers re-opening, SBA PPP and EIDL programs, cooking, food, and beverage, school reopening, vaccines, and generally everything SCHB members would discuss if in person at an ACS national, regional, or specialty conference.
Some weeks were continue the discussion after an ACS webinar, and others were in collaboration with technical divisions, e.g., BMGT, CHAS, and ENFL, or local sections, e.g., Princeton, Philadelphia, and Chicago. We sought to "continue the conversation" that would have occurred as members moved from symposia in the convention center to the reception to the hotel bar. Each week regular attendees would greet new and potential members and show how we can share and learn from each other, even if on a remote virtual platform.
Monday, February 22, 2021
PHOTOIONIZATION DETECTOR LAMP TECHNOLOGY
The Photoionization Detector (PID) is very sensitive and provides a response to a wide range of organic and some inorganic compounds at part per billion (ppb) levels. The HNU PID consists of an ultraviolet lamp and an ion chamber. The detector measures the concentration of gases present in a sample using the method of pbotoionization.Photoionization occurs when a molecule absorbs a photon (light energy) of sufficient energy, creating a positive ion and an electron as shown below:
R + hn = R+ + e-
The sample drawn into the ion chamber is exposed to photons generated by the ultraviolet lamp. Molecules in the sample with ionization potentials less than or equal to the energy level of the lamp are ionized. The ionization potential is that energy in electron volts (eV) needed to free an electron from a molecule. A positively biased accelerator electrode repels these ions, causing them to travel to the collecting electrode, where an analog signal proportional to the concentration of the sample is generated. The signal is amplified to provide an analog output for graphic recording or electronic integration. Ultraviolet lamps are available in four energies; 8.3, 9.5, 10.2, 10.6 and 11.7 electron volts (eV). Our lamps have the longest lifetime and operating hours in the industry.
Monday, February 8, 2021
I'm a featured presenter at this upcoming California Industrial Hygiene Council webinar happening on February 9, 2021.
CLICK BELOW to REGISTER
Lessons Learned from Starting a Chemical-related Business: 01:00pm - 03:45pm USA / Canada - Pacific - April 7, 2021 John Clegg, Organize...
Lunch Plenary & Panel at RMRM2020: Women in Academia, Industry & National Labs share their Secrets of SuccessFriday November 13, 2020 Lunch Plenary & Panel at RMRM2020 virtual conference: Panel co-sponsored by the Women Chemists Committee and I...
Mary K. Carroll, Candidate, 2021 ACS President-Elect Responses to SCHB Questions https://www.marycarroll-acs.org/ 1. Discuss how your inte...
Join us on Zoom on Friday January 29, 2021 at 7pm ET as we welcome these special guest hosts for our weekly Happy Hour N’ Learn event: Our...