Alloway was a proud sponsor of the Ottawa River Coalition 2016 Annual Meeting held on Saturday, January 23rd. The meeting featured keynote speaker Kevin Matteson, Assistant Director of Master’s Programs for Project Dragonfly at Miami University. Kevin Matteson’s presentation focused on fostering community-based conservation efforts for social and ecological change.
As evidence of Alloway's commitment to defensible data, we are proud to share that both the Lima and Marion facilities recently received a score of 100% on the WSM0915 Proficiency Testing Study. This potable water study included Total Coliform and E. Coli analyses. Congratulations to Alloway Lima and Marion!
We are proud to share our recent proficiency testing results. The Lima, Marion, and Mansfield facilities had a combined score of 97.3% for DMR-QA Study 35. Alloway will be emailing graded reports to permittees this week. Click below for links to our results:
Alloway’s bioassay department recently earned a score of 100% on DMR-QA Study 35 for whole effluent toxicity testing (Click here to access results). The members of Alloway’s bioassay team are accomplished experts in the industry, and they use their knowledge and experience to produce defensible data you can trust.
A chain of custody is an important legal document that testifies to a sample's validity. Properly filled out chain of custodies should include: sample ID, location of source, date and time collected, date and time received at the lab, sample preservation, analysis required, name of collector, pertinent field data, names of those who had custody of the sample, and reporting/billing contacts.
As evidence of Alloway's commitment to defensible data, we are proud to share that Alloway’s Lima facility recently received a score of 99.5% on the WP Study. The WP Study included 188 different analytes, with 187 out of 188 reported within limits. Congratulations to Alloway Lima!
With the New Year beginning, it’s time to be reminded of good habits that should be maintained! According to 40 CFR Part 136, most wastewater analyses require thermal preservation of samples. Samples are considered acceptable from 0 to 6°C. Thermal preservation should start at time of sample collection, and be maintained through transportation and storage prior to analysis.
John Hoffman, President of Alloway, graduated on December 12th, 2014 with a Master of Arts in Zoology from Miami University through Project Dragonfly’s Global Field Program. Miami University’s Global Field Program “brings together master’s degree candidates, scientists, educators, and community leaders at key conservation sites across the globe for firsthand experience with inquiry-driven education, environmental stewardship, and global understanding”(Miami University Merit Pages).
Kim Riddell, Alloway’s Director of Business Development, is assisting in the WEFTEC Operations Challenge. In addition to helping organize the event in Ohio, Kim will be judging the safety event as teams from throughout the United States and Canada come together to compete in New Orleans. Kim will also be attending the WEF Plant Operations and Maintenance Committee Meeting where she serves as the immediate past chair, and she will be attending the board appointed Operator Strategic Planning Workgroup meeting while in New Orleans.
This week, Alloway Lima completed construction of additional laboratory space to support its growing metals department. This latest addition features new instrumentation, an ICP-MS, which will expand the number of methods by which Alloway can perform metals analysis. This capability will be combined with current ICP and Graphite Furnace instrumentation, providing three different technologies to perform metals analysis.
About Us Alloway is a full-service environmental laboratory specializing in analyses on drinking water, wastewater, and solid and hazardous waste. In addition, Alloway offers innovative software, laboratory development, and training options. With three locations to serve you and more than 30 years of experience, Alloway is your resource for defensible data.