Pace Analytical® Environmental Manager Receives Outstanding
Service Award from ASTM International
Thomas Patten recognized by international standards organization for water standards development committee work
Minneapolis, MN, January 19, 2021 –Pace Analytical® Services, LLC, a national network of laboratories trusted for scientific expertise and reliable delivery of testing and analyses and managed laboratory services, and today announced that Thomas Patten has been recognized by ASTM International for over 10 years of outstanding service.
ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. Thomas Patten, Pace Analytical® Environmental Manager, has served as Vice Chair and subcommittee Chair for ASTM committee D19.06 since 2009. This committee is focused on methods for analysis on organic substances in water and developing standards for detecting and identifying organics in water by chemical, physical, and instrumental means. During Patten’s tenure, this committee has produced 29 different standards for water.
“It’s rewarding to be part of a group that evaluates and produces standards designed to protect us all from harmful substances,” comments Patten. “For example, this committee has addressed drinking and wastewater contaminants including PFOS/PFAS, methane, cyanide, and more, setting appropriate standards for detection and reporting of these substances.” The D19.96 committee is also responsible for difficult and ground-breaking international standards for sampling microplastics.
Patten was presented with the ASTM Outstanding Service Award in December 2020 for his many years
of service and accomplishments in standards development in the field of water.
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