2011 Sponsors

Quicksilver Sponsors

Environment Canada

At Environment Canada our business is protecting the environment, conserving the country’s natural heritage and providing weather and environmental predictions to keep Canadians informed and safe.

United States Environmental Protection Agency

EPA leads the U.S. environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment.

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is an independent, non-profit company performing research, development and demonstration in the electricity sector for the benefit of the public.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC. Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation’s leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security.

Tekran Instruments Corporation

Founded in Toronto in 1989 and with headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tekran manufactures ultra-trace environmental instrumentation with particular emphasis on the measurement of mercury. The company is committed to the production of leading edge environmental monitoring equipment.

Brooks Rand Labs

Brooks Rand Labs was founded in 1982 with a mission of developing cutting-edge environmental technologies. Technologies include a variety of analytical equipment and analytical services with a focus on ultra-trace level metals analysis and metals speciation. Other services available include contract research, methods development, consulting, training, and instrument design.

Health Canada

Health Canada believes that prevention and health promotion can hold health care costs down and improve quality of life in the long term. To this end, the Department is committed to meeting the challenges of tomorrow by supporting research and fostering partnerships with researchers across the country and the world.

National Institute for Minamata Disease (NIMD)

An Institute that boasts some of the world’s finest integrated research on Minamata disease and methylmercury. A proactive Archives that collect, arrange and provide the information, knowledge, and technology on Minamata disease and methylmercury. An open Institute that contributes to promote the welfare of the residents in outbread areas, to respond to people’s requests, and to prevent damage from methylmercury globally.

Northern Contaminants Program

Working to reduce and, wherever possible, eliminate contaminants in traditionally harvested foods, while providing information that assists informed decision making by individuals and communities in their food use.

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

The primary function of AMAP is to advise the governments of the eight Arctic countries (Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States) on matters relating to threats to the Arctic region from pollution, and associated issues.

Gold Sponsors

Teledyne Leeman Labs

We are a company of scientists, engineers, and service professionals that are truly passionate about what we do, and that’s atomic spectroscopy. Our mission from day one has been to produce world-class instruments for elemental analysis.

Nova Scotia Environment

Nova Scotia Environment focuses on climate change, protecting our environment and advancing our ambitious environmental goals. We are responsible for delivering effective and efficient regulatory management for the protection of our environment.

Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products. We are an established leader in science and technology in the fields of energy, forests, and minerals and metals and use our expertise in earth sciences to build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of our landmass.

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice and change to those who need it most.

Nippon Instruments Corporation

Nippon Instruments Corporation (NIC) has designed and manufactured mercury analyzers for over 35 years and is currently one of the world’s leading suppliers of high quality mercury analyzers. NIC is strictly dedicated to mercury analysis, providing mercury analyzers for most applications, as well as unprecedented expertise in the field of mercury analysis.

Silver Sponsors

CETAC Technologies

CETAC products and services are used in every industry where rapid and accurate determination of elemental trace levels are required. Major industrial segments benefiting from our product-based solutions include semiconductor manufacturing, environmental analysis, and petrochemical manufacturing.

United States National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP)

In 1977, U.S. State Agricultural Experiment Stations (SAES) organized a project, later titled the National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP), to measure atmospheric deposition and study its effects on the environment. The program is a cooperative effort between many different groups, including federal, state, tribal and local governmental agencies, educational institutions, private companies, and non-governmental agencies.

Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Hydro is a Crown Corporation and Manitoba’s major energy utility. We provide the lowest electricity rates in Canada operating 14 hydroelectric facilities on the Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Laurie and Nelson rivers, two thermal and four diesel generating stations.

Ohio Lumex Co., Inc.

Ohio Lumex offers market-leading Mercury Analyzers for ambient air, solids, liquids, oil…and etc. We manufacture the Sorbent Trap Mercury Analyzer which is an excellent tool for Method 30B and simple to use for Mercury Emissions Compliance Reporting. We also offer the highest quality custom made and spiked Sorbent Traps, a Field Portable Mercury CEM, On-Site Control Technology Performance Verification Testing, and Laboratory Services analyzing sorbent traps and raw materials like coal, ash…and etc.

Quicksilver Scientific

With superior, advanced analytical methods and our staff’s expertise in mercury chemistry, Quicksilver Scientific is the leader in mercury speciation analysis, providing analysis at half the price of many other analytical companies. Quicksilver Scientific speciation analysis is affordable, scaleable, and automated for several sample types.

Mercury Instruments USA

Mercury Instruments has over 20 years of experience is developing and manufacturing mercury specific analysis instrumentation. If you need to detect mercury in air, stack gases, natural gas, liquid or solid samples, Mercury Instruments can provide you with the right detection system.

Milestone Inc.

Milestone Inc. offers the latest innovations in technology for mercury determination. Many laboratories still employ Cold Vapor Atomic Absorption (CVAA) or ICP-MS as their mercury analysis technique of choice, however, these techniques require prior sample preparation which is tedious, costly, and time-consuming. Milestone’s direct mercury analyzer, the DMA-80, requires no sample preparation and delivers results, comparable to those obtained on CVAA and ICP-MS, in as little as 5 minutes.

P S Analytical

P S Analytical (PSA) specialises in the ultra-low level detection of mercury, arsenic, selenium, antimony, tellurium and bismuth. Founded in 1983, PSA has gained an international reputation as leaders in the determination of these environmentally important elements. Matrices include water, soils, sludges, effluents and gases, with customers and installations worldwide. PSA not only supplies the instrumentation, but also provides worldwide applications support, technical assistance and full-service back up.

Frontier GeoSciences / Frontier Global Sciences

Frontier began in 1991 providing analytical research and specialized laboratory services for the determination and characterization of trace metals in the environment. Over the years, we have expanded on our environmental background and now offer unique techniques and services to solve industrial problems related to trace metals chemistry, including production and environmental aspects.

De Beers Canada

De Beers has been active in Canada for nearly 50 years, growing from a small group of geologists in the field to having multiple offices and operations across the country.  De Beers has two producing mines, one advanced exploration project and a targeted exploration strategy within Canada.

The University of Alberta Biogeochemical Analytical Service Laboratory (BASL)

The BASL was established in the 1980s as a premier global research, teaching and service facility. We provide cost-effective low-level mercury (Hg) analyses, including total Hg (THg), methyl Hg (MeHg), as well as spiked stable Hg isotope.