Element engaged expert, Chris Swyngedouw, Group Technology Leader – Chemistry, has been invited to speak at the 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, 27-31 May in Edmonton, Canada.

Dr. Swyngedouw’s presentation, Keeping up with the regulations, will discuss the impact of the ever-changing environmental regulations on laboratory analytical chemistry. It will specifically focus on the necessity of sample pre-treatment, the influence of instrumentation on analysis and the need of seeking collaboration between the regulator, the analytical laboratory industry and other stakeholders.

Based at Element’s Calgary laboratory, Dr. Swyngedouw has more than 25 years of industry experience in method development and validation, technical and special project management quality systems and data review and interpretation.

John Nelson, EVP, Transportation & Industrials, commented: ‘’As environmental regulations take an ever greater role in modern business, organizations are facing growing pressure to ensure their activities adhere to the highest standards of environmental management. Engaging with industry and academia via such events demonstrates our commitment in helping our customers to meet their environmental obligations.

Through knowledge-sharing and by working in partnership with our customers, we can save them time and money by guiding them through the testing lifecycle from collection to analysis and reporting.’’

Element operates 19 environmental, energy and agricultural testing laboratories in Canada, USA, Europe and South Africa. The laboratories cover a wide range of testing including drinking water, groundwater, surface and waste water, soil, sediments, solid waste, drilling waste, ambient air quality, asbestos, and stack sampling. Analytical services include metals, hydrocarbons, pesticides, nutrients, trace organics, microbiology, and physical tests. The laboratories maintain regional and national accreditation and certifications and also provide advice and scientific research to solve operational and regulation related problems.