Environmental Webinar Series Registration

Upcoming Event Details

  • How to optimize Environmental Soil Extractions

    Thursday, June 6th at 11:30am EDT

  • Mercury Determination

    Thursday June 27th at 11:30am EDT

  • Microwave Digestion

    Thursday July 25th at 11:30am EDT

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Part I : How to Optimize Your Environmental Soil Sample Extractions


If you are using sonication, Soxhlet, pressurized fluid extraction or microwave extraction for your semi-volatiles, this webinar will present stepwise processing of samples using the ETHOS X microwave system with independent laboratory analysis data presented with particular emphasis on:

  • 'Tips & Tricks' for improving workflows
  • How to conduct IDOC for semi-volatiles
  • How to conduct an abbreviated LOQv
  • Data review of IDOC, LOQv, and Blind PT studies
  • Live Q&A

What you will takeaway:

  • Increased Productivity- sample batch done in 40 minutes, unattended
  • Enhanced Quality- excellent recoveries
  • Risk Minimization- exposure to methylene chloride and other solvents /OSHA issues minimized, waste disposal handling and cost reduced​​​
  • Ease of implementation- simple to use and maintain
  • Approved methodology- No regulatory obstacles- EPA 3546
  • Best-in-class reporting limits- 30 g sample extractions


Bob Bradley is the Environmental Markets and Direct Mercury Analysis Product Manager at Milestone. Bob received BS and MS degrees in Chemistry from Georgetown University. Prior to joining Milestone, Bob co-founded and directed environmental analysis laboratories for over 40 years in the Northeastern U.S. Well-versed in all EPA methodologies, Bob is a hands-on chemist with a focus on new technologies and process improvements in all phases of preparation and analysis.
Jesse Davidson is the Product Specialist for the Direct Mercury Analysis and Extraction lines at Milestone. Jesse obtained his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Southern Connecticut State University, with a focus in organic chemistry and analytical instrumentation. Prior to joining Milestone, Jesse was involved with Deep Blue Chew Kelp Vitamins as part of the Project Blue Long Island research grant, bringing practical knowledge of environmental extractions to the Milestone team.