Donald Ewert to Present on Eliminating Vermiculite Interference from Asbestos Analysis


Don Ewert, IH, will be presenting “Eliminating Vermiculite Interference from Asbestos Analysis; ChemSEM and LAB.055” during Session 18 of the EIA 2016 National Conference and Exposition at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

This discussion focuses on recent improvements in the analytical capabilities available for one of our most hazardous particulates: asbestos. The presentation will focus on New York’s vermiculite regulations and the development of new techniques for accurately quantifying the asbestiform mineral content of vermiculite-containing materials. It also provides a background in vermiculite mining and an overview of the methods currently employed for determining the asbestos type and percentage in vermiculite containing products worldwide.