Meeting Upcoming UCMR 5 Requirements for Analysis of Lithium and PFAS



Tue, Sep 6, 2022 2:00 PM EDT This webinar will cover the background of the UCMR 5 regulations and important, recent updates as well as provide efficient approaches for analytical workflows key for testing of the required 29 PFAS compounds and lithium in drinking water.

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Event Overview:

With both natural and manmade sources of lithium and PFAS in the environment and their known impacts to human and environmental ecosystems, there is a critical need to assess their occurrence and concentrations in drinking water. The fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 5 (UCMR 5) from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) brings broad-reaching monitoring, testing, and reporting requirements to public water systems and to the UCMR 5 approved labs performing PFAS and Lithium testing. The ability to perform testing compliant with regulatory methods efficiently and reliably on commercially available instruments is paramount. This webinar will cover:
the background of the UCMR 5 regulations
recent important regulatory updates
efficient approaches for analytical workflows key for testing the required 29 PFAS compounds and lithium in drinking water.

Key Learning Objectives:
Overview of UCMR 5 history, applicability, and process for public water systems (PWSs) and lab participation in UCMR 5
Understand analytical testing solutions for PFAS and lithium in accordance with EPA Methods 533, 537.1, and 200.7
Uncover an improved approach to LC–MS/MS analysis Qsight and why the right analytical instrument is significant to effective lithium analysis

Who Should Attend:

  • Drinking Water Analysis Experts
  • Analytical staff working for Public Water Systems
  • Staff at any laboratory governed by Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 5 (UCMR 5)
  • Chemists analyzing for PFAS or lithium in drinking water


Amanda Belunis
PhD Candidate, Dept. Of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Amanda Belunis is a PhD candidate in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She has a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry from Towson University. She has experience working with instrumentation, sample preparation techniques, and method development for a wide range of applications. Her current research project focuses on method development using liquid chromatography tandem–mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) for the investigation of PFAS in various environmental sources.

Jamie Foss

LC Product Manager
PerkinElmer, Inc.

Jamie Foss is the Liquid Chromatography Product Manager for PerkinElmer. Prior to this role, he was a Sr. Application Scientist developing strategic applications in support PerkinElmer’s LC and LC-MS product portfolio. He has developed a wide variety of applications across food, environmental, industrial, forensics and cannabis. Prior to joining PerkinElmer in 2016, he spent 4 years as a forensic chemist for the State of Maine where he focused on the analysis of controlled substances and clandestine laboratory investigation.

Ken Neubauer
ICP Principal Application Specialist
PerkinElmer, Inc.
Ken Neubauer is a principal application scientist with over 24 years of inorganic experience with PerkinElmer, focusing primarily on applications development and support for ICP-OES and ICP-MS. Prior to joining PerkinElmer, Ken received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Delaware.

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