Vapor intrusion is the migration of vapor-forming chemicals from any subsurface source into a office, home, or industrial building. It all started in the 1980s with concerns over radon intrusion. During the 90s, environmental professionals began to understand that hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents in soil, groundwater, and sewers and drainlines could also pose threats to indoor air quality via the vapor intrusion pathway. This EnviroClass will teach you all you need to know about the laboratory analysis for your VI projects.
Sam will begin this class by teaching us how to distinguish indoor vapor sources using compound specific isotope analysis. Danny will be discussing the some of the most talked about items in the laboratory analysis world. Some of the topics discussed are common vapor intrusion media types, TO-17, preparing for TO-15a, investing for the future and much more.
Sam Rosolina is an Analytical Chemist at Microbial Insights, Inc. He holds his B.A. in Chemistry from Berea College in Kentucky and completed a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Tennessee. Throughout graduate school, his research focus was on the analysis of trace-level environmental toxins, in many different forms. At Microbial Insights, Dr. Rosolina is working to broaden the scope of remediation analysis through the implementation of cutting edge methods and instrumentation.
Danny Ramsey is the Vice President of Sales for the Western US for Pace Analytical. He holds a BS in Biology from the University of Kentucky. His responsibilities at Pace Analytical include oversight and direction of the senior sales management and business development teams for the North & West and South Central Regions and for the Pace Analytical National Center for Testing & Innovation. Danny has been with the company for 23 years.