Real Time Detection Systems

Thursday, May 26 | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Real-Time Detection Systems, Sensor Technologies

Arranger: W. Groves, Energy and Mineral Engineering, Penn State University, University Park, PA. Moderator: D. Rodabaugh, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI. Monitors: L. Monteith, Dept. of Env. & Occ. Health Sciences, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; D. Grojean, Colorado State University, Mercer Island, WA.

8:00 a.m.-8:20 a.m.

Field-Portable Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Used to Identify Unknown and Unexpected Airborne Stressors P. Smith and J. Lodwick, U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA, Sandy, UT.

8:20 a.m.-8:40 a.m.

Evaluating the Usefulness of Gaseous FTIR Spectroscopy L. Knoch, Army Public Health Center (Provisional), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

8:40 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Evaluation of Personal Breathing Zone and Area Airborne Diacetyl and Other Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) at a Commercial Coffee Roasting Facility via Real-Time Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) M. McCoy and K. Parr, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., Waukesha, WI; J. Cornish, Gasmet, Bellingham, WA; J. Greivell, RAECO, Butler, WI; M. Haapala, Gasmet Technologies Oy, Helsinki, Finland.

9:00 a.m.-9:20 a.m.

Handheld Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) Sensing for Field Detection of Light Hydrocarbon Gases J. Hill and P. Smith, USDOL/OSHA, Sandy, UT.

9:20 a.m.-9:40 a.m.

A Portable Colorimetric Biosensor for Real-Time Personal Exposure Assessment to Bisphenol A in Indoor Environments R. Alkasir, A. Rossner, and S. Andreescu, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.

9:40 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Real-Time Particulate and Toxic-Gas Sensors for Firefighters F. Takahashi and C. Liu, Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; P. Greenberg, G. Hunter and M. Kulis, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH; G. Hunter, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH; S. Carranza and D. Makel, Makel Engineering, Inc., Chico, CA.

10:00 a.m.-10:20 a.m.

Practicalities & Early Lessons: Small Unmanned Aerial Platforms for Monitoring Stressors R. Eninger, Systems Engineering & Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH; K. Fullerton, US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, WPAFB, OH.

10:20 a.m.-10:40 a.m.

Lessons Learned in Selecting an All-Hazards Equipment Suite of Direct Reading Instruments C. Baker, Alliance Solutions Group, Inc., Helotes, TX; R. Campbell, Alliance Solutions Group, Inc., Newport News, VA; W. Weisman, Consulting, Newport News, VA.

10:40 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

The Role of Data Science on the Industrial Hygiene Team D. Shaffer, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.