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Analytical Data Assessment and Validation for the Non-Chemist

Date and Time:
8/15/2018 at 3:00 PM, Duration: 45 Minutes

A $70 laboratory test will drive multi-million dollar decisions. Being an informed data user can make the difference between choosing the best decision for your needs, and choosing a costly alternative. Understanding the basic tenets of analytical chemistry, including precision, accuracy, and bias, will provide data users the tools to not only assess results but understand the reliability of results. This session will discuss basic analytical quality control sample types as well as typical quality control failures and their effect on data usability. Furthermore, this session will introduce USEPA regulatory guidance for evaluating data reliability (i.e. data validation). Finally, the session will end with real world case studies in which data validation radically altered project outcomes.

About the Presenter:
Andrew Tennyson

Andrew Tennyson, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), is the Senior Chemistry Manager with August Mack Environmental, Inc. in the Technical Services of the Indianapolis, Indiana office.   Mr. Tennyson graduated with a BA in mathematics and minor in business administration from the University of Maine at Orono, then spent six years as a project manager for an environmental laboratory, two years managing a geotechnical/environmental drilling operation, and six years in environmental consulting.   Mr. Tennyson is experienced in chemistry and laboratory protocols, geological and hydrogeological site investigations, conceptual site model creation, real estate due to diligence assessments, Underground Storage Tank (UST) closures, RCRA facility investigations, vapor intrusion assessments, and remediation system installation and maintenance. Mr. Tennyson can be reached at (317) 916-3158 or via e-mail at atennyson@augustmack.com


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