May 31 Program – Kenora/Nipigon/Nipissing Rooms

9:00 – 4:30 Short Courses
6:00 – 9:00 Opening Mixer:  The Madison Avenue Pub

June 1 Program – Huron Room

8:00 Registration/Coffee
8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks

From the Great Lakes to the Waters of the World – Passive Samplers going global.

Rainer Lohmann, University of Rhode Island


Passive sampler calibrations in stirred chambers: know the flow or avoid the need to know it.

Kees Booij, PaSOC Netherlands

9:40 Experimental evaluation of temperature and flow velocity on pesticide uptake by POCIS and suggestion of a dimensionless number correlation for sampling rate prediction. Nicolas Mazella, IRSTEA France

Moving beyond target chemical analysis with passive sampling: linking the external chemical exposome to biological effects.

Damian Shea, North Carolina State University

10:20 Coffee

Measuring the external organic chemical exposome using non-selective passive sampling devices and high-resolution chemical analysis.

Xin-Rui Xia, Statera Environmental Technology


Passive sampling and GC×GC: When two marry to give better understanding of transport behaviour and fate of micropollutants in environmental waters.

Deedar Nabi, Bigelow Lab Maine


Factors Affecting Accuracy in Time Weighted Average Concentration Determination with Adsorptive Passive Samplers.

Nazmul Alam, University of Waterloo


A novel passive sampler for monitoring nanosilver in the aquatic environment.

Viviane Yargeau, McGill University, Quebec

12:20 Lunch (Provided on site)

Using polymeric passive samplers to characterize advective fluxes of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in sediment beds.

Jennifer Apell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Investigating potential for vertical diffusion within polyethylene passive samplers used in determining dissolved concentrations in sediment porewaters.

Loretta Fernandez, Northeastern Boston


Bioavailability assessments in contaminated soil using plants, worms and equilibrium passive samplers.

Mackenzie Denyes, Pinchin Toronto


Actively shaken in situ passive sampler for measuring pore water concentrations of hydrophobic organic compounds.

Upal Ghosh, University of Maryland, Baltimore

2:40 Coffee

In situ estimation of temporal variability with different active and passive sampling strategies.

Marion Bernard, IRSTEA France


Effects of temperature and hydrodynamic conditions on POCIS sampling rates.

K. Chambliss, Baylor University, Texas


Monitoring for Neonicotinoid Pesticides In Surface Waters in Ontario, Canada Using POCIS Passive Samplers.

Chris Metcalfe, Trent University, Ontario

6:00 – 10:00

Conference Dinner and Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees at the

Renaissance Hotel/Rogers Centre

June 2 Program – Ontario Rooms

8:00 Registration/Coffee

Analysis of PAHs from Groundwater Monitoring Wells with High Sediment:

Comparison Six Sampling Options.

Heather Lord, Maxxam Toronto


Using polyethylene passive samplers to measure dissolved synthetic fragrances and organophosphate esters.

Carrie McDonough, University of Rhode Island


An overview of polydimethylsiloxane passive air sample for SVOCs.

Joseph Okeme, University of Toronto

9:40 Coffee and Posters

Assessment of Passive Samplers for dissolved THC in-situ monitoring in marine environment around offshore O&G facilities.

Clémentine Gelber, Total SA France


Passive sampler application in natural gas field surface waters: the results of four multi-year studies, lessons learned and regulator feedback.

David Leeder, Hutchinson Environmental


Using Passive Sampling as a Decision Making Tool.

Jeff Roberts, SiREM


Evaluating the o-DGT passive sampler as a screening tool for non-target pharmaceuticals in wastewaters using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry.

 Jonathan Challis, University of Manitoba

11:40 Lunch (Provided on site) and Posters

A preliminary investigation into the use of polyurethane foam (PUF) disk passive air samplers for assessment of atmospheric trace elements.

Eftade Gaga, Environment Canada

1:00 Monitoring gaseous mercury with a precise, accurate and inexpensive passive sampler. David McLagan, University of Toronto

Quantitative Passive Soil Gas Sampling for VOCs – Mathematical Model, Lab Testing and Field Testing Results.

Hester Groenevelt, SiREM


Tree cores as historic passive samplers of atmospheric pollutants.

Cassandra Rauert, Environment Canada


A Contemporary Assessment of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether (PBDE) in the Ambient Air and Soil of Azerbaijan.

Gulchohra Aliyeva, Lancaster University, UK

2:20 Coffee and Posters

A novel in-situ sulfate sampler for aquatic systems.

Penny Vlahos, University of Connecticut


Identification of phosphate pollution using ChemCatcher.

Roisin Cunningham, T.E Laboratories, Ireland


Sediment DGT Diffusive Boundary Layer Determination.

Samantha Clay, Maxxam Toronto

4:00 Closing Reception -Student Awards

June 2 Posters – Ontario Rooms


Passive Sampling of Munitions Compounds in Aquatic Systems

Penny Vlahos, University of Connecticut


ChemCatcher calibrations for different sample matrices

Roisin Cunningham, T.E Laboratories, Ireland


Smart passive sampling for nutrient monitoring in water

Roisin Cunningham, T.E Laboratories, Ireland


From clothing to laundry water: A conduit for SVOCs from indoors to outdoors

Amandeep Saini, University of Toronto


A mathematical model and numerical evaluation of analyte uptake by a permeation passive sampler

Faten Salim, University of Waterloo


Overview of the U.S. EPA/SERDP/ESTCP: Laboratory, Field, and Analytical Procedures for Using Passive Sampling in the Evaluation of Contaminated Sediments: User’s Manual

Robert Burgess, US Environmental Protection Agency


Ecotoxicological Risks from PAHs Released from Contaminated Sediments in Owen Sound Bay, ON, Canada

Chris Metcalfe, Trent University


Sorbent Saturation and Displacement in DGT Sampler Technology

Dany Marqass, Maxxam Toronto


An improved configuration of the organic-diffusive gradients in thin films passive sampler for polar organics in aquatic systems

Kevin Stroski, University of Winnipeg


Calibrating the Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) polymer for the monitoring of agrochemicals in water

Felipe Tucca Diaz, Universidad Conception Brazil


Use of SDB disks for the assessment of emerging pollutant in Biobío river, Central Chile

Felipe Tucca Diaz, Universidad Conception Brazil


Measurement of polyurethane foam – air partition coefficients for semivolatile organic compounds as a function of temperature: application to passive air sampler monitoring

Anita Eng, Environment and Climate Change Canada


Investigation of bioaccumulation and biotransformation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, hydroxylated and methoxylated derivatives in varying trophic level freshwater fishes with using SPMD

Jeong-Eun Oh, Pusan National University, Korea


Application of Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Passive Air Sampler for measuring inhalation exposure to flame retardants at Canadian e-waste dismantling facility

Nguyen Linh, University of Toronto


DGT as a potential tool to better evaluate water quality status in the context of European Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC

Julie Leblanc, GRESE France


Use of equilibrium passive sampling for measuring bioavailable PAH and related heterocyclic compounds

Damian Shea, North Carolina State University


Monitoring of pharmaceuticals in headwater streams by POCIS sampling

Robin Guibal, GRESE France


Mapping gaseous mercury concentrations around an abandoned mine in Italy using passive air samplers

David McLagan, University of Toronto


Evaluating the Relationship between Equilibrium Passive Sampler Uptake and Aquatic Organism Bioaccumulation

Abby Joyce, US Environmental Protection Agency


The application of passive sampling technology on monitoring of pharmaceutical and personal care care products in groundwater

Wenchao Li, CSD IDEA (Beijing) Environmental Test & Analysis Co. Ltd


Passive Sampling with GC-APCI-QToF for Target and Non-target Analyses of Halogenated Organic Contaminants in Wastewater and Natural Water

Xianming Zhang, Brock University


Passive samplers for monitoring priority micropollutants in surface waters: a national scale study

Nicolas Mazella, IRSTEA France


Passive sampling for a preliminary assessment of Emerging Organic Pollutants in surface waters in Costa Rica

Aura Ledezma Espinoza               , Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica