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Team Montrose Cycles to Beat Multiple Sclerosis at the Texas MS 150

On April 29th and 30th, the Montrose team, along with thousands of participants, cycled for the Multiple Sclerosis Society Bike MS. We partnered with 311 other teams to help raise more than $7M in the fight against multiple sclerosis and spread awareness about this devastating disease.


EPA Updates HON MACT: What You Need to Know

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued an updated version of the Hazardous Organic NESHAP Maximum Achievable Control Technology (HON MACT) rule. A major objective of the new rule is to reduce fugitive/area source emissions of certain hazardous air pollutants, which EPA has determined pose an unacceptable risk to nearby communities.


The Top Three Questions We Heard at CAPCA 2023

Jim Jacklin recently attended the 2023 CAPCA Spring Meeting in Asheville, NC. He enjoyed discussing a wide variety of analytical projects, spanning air quality, PFAS testing, to stack testing - several of which focused on Method 29. Here are the top three questions that stood out to him.


What’s New With Method 23?

It’s crucial to monitor our air, water, and soil for pollutants but doing so accurately is challenging. That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed an improved method for sampling and analyzing Dioxins/Frans, PAHs, and PCBs in air.


EIA 2023 Recap!

What a gorgeous week it was in Nashville for the EIA 2023 annual conference! Here's a recap from our industry experts.


Tips for Collecting Your PFAS Samples

You received your PFAS Sampling Kit, and you’re ready to begin sampling. It's important to follow certain guidelines to ensure accurate and reliable results. The following tips are helpful whether you’re new to PFAS sampling or a seasoned pro.



To ensure temperature requirements aren’t violated it’s recommended that temperature-sensitive samples should be shipped to arrive at its destination by the next day after sampling. But, what happens when next day isn’t next day? Here are a few tips to help strategize!


How to Complete a COC

Here are a few tips that are often overlooked when completing a COC to help ensure a successful sample exchange with your lab.


Simplify and Streamline Fenceline Reporting

Companion EPA Methods 325A (sampler deployment and collection) and 325B (sampler preparation and laboratory analysis) are the work practice standards for determining airborne Benzene and select Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) using passive (diffusive) sampling tubes collected at facility property boundaries (fenceline monitoring) as well as from fugitive and area emission sources.


What is Green Building?

Despite the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the Green Building and Products industry has not shown any signs of decline.


Designing a Successful PFAS Sampling Plan

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are considered emerging contaminants by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and are of great public health and environmental concern.


Performance-based Air Test Methods – A Love Story

A winter chill has floated into Research Triangle, NC and will likely transitioned to a cold shiver as we move through the winter months. Meanwhile, our stack-tester friends are still going strong out in the field knocking out one test after another.


Working from Home: Tips for a Healthy Work Environment

WFH – work from home, WFA – work from anywhere, remote office, mobile work, remote job, future of work, flexible workplace, telework, teleworking….and the list goes on. Whatever you or your company call this new reality, it seems as though “workplaces” will be changed indefinitely.


Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing 101

Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing is a critical component of monitoring the health of aquatic ecosystems and it is included in many National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. If your NPDES permit includes WET testing, it is important to understand why it exists and how to best implement it in order to save time, money, and other resources.


Blazing New Trails in Environmental Lab Testing

Welcome to the Enthalpy Analytical blog!! We’re excited about this launch and look forward to sharing our journey each step of the way as we blaze new trails and explore new ideas in environmental laboratory testing services.