Newly Published EPA RCRA Method 6800 Supports AIT Technology

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 General News
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PITTSBURGH, Feb. 20 Applied Isotope Technologies ("AIT")announced today, that the EPA Method 6800 has been published in January 2008edition of the Federal Register as a part of the methods section of a broadset of US environmental statutes known as RCRA (Resource Conservation andRecovery Act). This updated version of the method includes a long list ofsamples and data, including soil, water, tissue, yeast, hair, industrialmaterial, etc. AIT sells products that support Method 6800.

Matt Pamuku, CEO and President of AIT said, "Method 6800 now joins a groupof critical testing methods for the US and the world to follow, so that we canhelp protect our environment and health of its inhabitants. This powerfulmethod is one of the most accurate and fail-proof tests that has ever beeninvented." Mr. Pamuku continued, "As a singular source of products, AIT isproud to have supported Method 6800 in the past, as it went through ten yearsof scientific scrutiny as a draft EPA method."

The EPA RCRA Method 6800 provides a powerful method that incorporates anadvanced version of the venerable isotope dilution technique, accepted as oneof the most reliable analytical tools in the analytical chemistry field. Theunique approach detailed in the Method 6800 provides the ability, for thefirst time, to obtain results that can withstand legal challenge in thecourts. This is a critical and much valued attribute for many regulatoryagencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for DiseaseControl and Federal Drug Administration, and communities affected byindustrial pollution.

In addition to legal defensibility, the Method 6800 is also uniquelyhelpful in identifying sources of errors in other methods. Over the pastdecade, a number of peer-reviewed publications have utilized this method tobetter understand and optimize the performance of other analytical techniques.Mr. Pamuku commented, "The analysts who adopted the Method 6800 are alwaysdelighted that such performance can be achieved without calibration curveswhich require long, frequent, and often expensive and frustrating work."

AIT develops and sells Method 6800 compliant products that can be used ina special class of instruments called mass spectrometers that are widely usedin almost every analytical laboratory involved in environment-relatedanalytical work. AIT's mercury products, for example, helps accuratelyidentify and measure highly toxic mercury species, such as methylmercury thatcan be found in some of the popular food sources, such as fish, as aconsequence of industrial pollution. AIT products facilitate detection at lessthan 10 parts per trillion levels without compromising accuracy which isparticularly an important consideration for supertoxin analysis.

SOURCE Applied Isotope Technologies

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