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
Monday, February 8, 2021
I'm a featured presenter at this upcoming California Industrial Hygiene Council webinar happening on February 9, 2021.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2021
AFTER SCHOOL CHEMISTRY: AN INVITATION FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLERS WEDNESDAYS FEBRUARY/MARCH/APRIL 20201
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Accepted for presentation at PITTCON 2021
At the 2015 PITTCON held in New Orleans, LA we discussed "A new method for the analysis of ppb levels of mercury in air and water". This method used hydride generation (HG) to generate elemental mercury which was made specific using gas chromatography (GC) to remove any organic interferences configured with a photoionization detector (PID). In 2021, we have developed a new simpler method of hydride generation by adding permanganate to the reducing solution to oxidize any organic compounds, we remove any residual water, then employ a PID with a 10.6 electron volt (eV) lamp to detect mercury which has an ionization potential of 10.4eV. Eliminating the need for the use of a GC with this new method not only saves time, it is more cost effective. Additionally, the detection limits for the HG/PID have been improved by at least an order of magnitude.
Monday, January 25, 2021
Accepted for presentation at PITTCON 2021:
At PITTCON 2020 in Chicago, IL we discussed "Analysis of Medical Cannabis Terpenes by GC-PID" and have spent a significant amount of lab time optimizing the gas chromatography (GC) by photoionization detector (PID) method.This optimized method includes improved chromatography (improved low dead volume PID, peak resolution and comparative analysis of carrier gases), the addition of proportional valves for the management of flow control and makeup gas, evaluation of methods for sample handling: Headspace, dilution, and, direct injection, and the development of a terpene profile library.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
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 esteemed colleagues and Chemical Angel Investors from The Chemical Angel Network:
Judy Giordan, Joseph Steig, Mark Vreeke, and Sid White
What to expect if you attend: 7pm-8pm ET
We’ll begin at 7pm ET with brief introductions (name, where you are located, what you do for your day job)
A short presentation given by The Chemical Angel Network
Then, 8pm-9pm this room will ‘Continue the Conversation’ with Judy Giordan and Sid White on Building an Investable Business
Simultaneously we will open two breakout rooms for Round-Table Discussions from 8pm-9pm ET:
What do Angels (really) want with Mark Vreeke
Beyond Angels: Questions about other forms of investment capital with Joseph Steig
This event is FREE and open to folks who are interested in the topic and participating.
RSVP NOW to attend: http://bit.ly/ChemAngelHappyHour
Questions? Email email@example.com
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