Atmospheric aerosols or particulate matter suspended in air is a very important parameter for air quality monitoring. Respirable particulate matter (RSPM), known as PM2.5 and PM10, are especially damaging to the human health and environment in general. Air Particulate matter comprise of natural particulate matter like crustal dust with signature elements like Al, Si, Fe, Ca; sea spray aerosols having Na, Mg, Cl, S, K, Ca; etc. Besides there are anthropogenic sources of emission, for instance traffic, industries, waste incineration and more which emit toxic elements like Pb, Zn, As, Br, V, Cr, Ni, Cd, etc. into the air. As the effect of toxic elements and their levels in RSPM on public health and environment become increasingly understood, governments and authorities have been implementing tougher restrictions against particulate air pollution.

To effectively uphold these restrictions, authorities need to accurately monitor air quality, and take punitive actions through the identification of the sources of emission. This means being able to accurately gauge elemental concentrations in the RSPM within a certain area in compliance with the strict regulatory norms like US-EPA IO 3.3.

During this webinar, Malvern Panalytical’s application specialist, Dr Dhrubajoyti Gupta, continues from Dr Pathak’s (India’s Central Pollution Control Board) talk. Dr Gupta shares how service laboratories and local municipals can leverage on advanced elemental analysis technology like energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence. Unlike other elemental analytical methods, XRF is non-destructive. This allows complementary analysis for other parameters like organics, speciation, etc. Paired with Malvern Panalytical’s latest innovation, you can achieve more accurate and fastest profiling in the market of air particulate matter. This supports high throughput analysis for your lab. What's more, our latest Epsilon 4 now comes with factory calibration for air filters analysis. Plus its new intelligent software now allows you to monitor and check your calibrations, so that you consistently get accurate and repeatable norm compliant analysis.

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Elemental quantification
August 24 2021 - August 24 2021
11:30 - 12:30
India Time [Asia]
Webinar - Live
Epsilon range


What you will learn:

1. Available elemental analytical methods

2. New and norm compliant method - X-ray fluorescence which is also non-destructive in your air filters analysis

3. See how easy it is to analyse with minimal to no sample preparation plus also rapid analysis

4. Lastly get a demonstration of Malvern Panalytical's new Epsilon 4, which is factory calibrated for air filters analysis

5. No worrying about deteriorating standards. Calibration can be cleverly monitored and adjusted with the help of remote smart software


Dhrubajyoti Gupta (PhD), application specialist for Malvern Panalytical, based in India

Dr Gupta’ s specialty is in elemental analysis using X-ray fluorescence as well as fusion sample preparation. He has more than 18 years of elemental analysis in environmental, research and other industrial applications. In his role, he is frequently involved in not only applications support but also the training and commissioning of XRF instrumentation for the laboratory and field. Prior to joining Malvern Panalytical, he was a Research Professor and Korean Research Fellow in the Aerosol Micro-analysis laboratory at Inha University, Incheon, South Korea and Post-doctoral fellow at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India where he was involved in development of analytical methodologies for characterization of atmospheric aerosols and other environmental samples like soil, solid waste and water. He has also worked with the Industry in water and wastewater treatment as well as chemical processing.


Who should attend:

1. Environment testing labs

2. Governments and ministry of health and industrial development

3. Quality control

4. Laboratory managers

5. EHS compliance managers

How long is this webinar?

20 minutes is the intended speaker time with additional time for addressing queries.


Join our environmental webinar series on

  • Webinar 1: Respirable particulate matter monitoring for toxic elements by India’s Central Pollution Control Board. More info
  • Webinar 2: Non-destructive elemental analysis of toxic elements in respirable particulate matter like Pb, Ni, Cd etc
  • Webinar 3: Adhering to new respirable silica dust laws and why you should consider X-ray diffraction. More info
  • Webinar 4: Practical tips when setting up your respirable silica dust filters calibration and testing. More info
  • Webinar 5: Water treatment and how to optimize the use of expensive coagulant chemicals with smart online monitoring. More info