The first day of the WWEM 2016 Conference will address a laboratory environmental analysis theme; entitled ‘Priority Pollutants Legislation: Issues for Industry and Potential Solutions,’ (delegate cost £50 - ca €60-). Speakers from ALcontrol, DEFRA, Atkins, United Utilities, Southern Water, Welsh Water, Arcadis and Flameless Energy Solutions will discuss regulations, compliance, analytical issues and remediation solutions.
|Prof. Clive Thompson|
The afternoon session will be chaired by Tony Harrington, Director of Environment at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water. Practical considerations will be discussed in addition to potential solutions to some of the issues identified in the morning presentations. These will include some potential remediation techniques, an alternative to land recycling of sludge and robust analytical techniques for PFOS/PFAS analysis.
WWEM organiser David Hellyer says: “We are particularly excited this year because so many of the exhibitors will be either launching new products at WWEM 2016, or showing them in public for the first time.” Examples include a dual filter system from Labman, which they say will “revolutionise water sample preparation.” Similarly, SEAL Analytical will launch new digestion blocks with branded consumables, which it expects to “sell like hot cakes.” Blue Scientific will launch a new TXRF spectrometer and PerkinElmer will unveil a brand new ICP.
Parker Hannifin’s stand will feature a new THM analyser, Labmedics and Skalar will both launch new discrete analysers and ITS Europe will demonstrate a handheld photometer that pairs directly with a smartphone/tablet. Visitors to Aquamatic’s stand will be shown a number of exciting new technical features which are available across the whole water/wastewater sampler range.
Most of the exhibitors with new products will be giving live demonstrations and workshops, offering visitors an opportunity to ask questions, ‘get their hands dirty’ and learn a great deal more than would ever be possible with a web search.