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March 2020

PFAS Sampling with Trusted Brands

Chemists have identified nearly 5,000 Poly – and Perfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS). The most notorious PFAS compounds are PFOA, formerly used by DuPont to make Teflon, and PFOS formerly an ingredient in 3M's Scotchgard™. These long-chain compounds have been phased out due to pressure from the EPA, but they will forever persist in our environment and pose risk to public health.

Chemical companies have since developed new generations of so-called short-chain PFAS chemicals that are claimed to be safer than their long-chain predecessors. However these short-chain versions have not been adequately safety tested, are unregulated, and are expected to pose even greater problems – affirming that PFAS is a "Forever Chemical".

Based on feedback from our customers who collect environmental samples for the analysis of dozens of PFAS compounds - Geotech Environmental Equipment recognized the importance of providing sampling equipment that excludes PFAS materials to ensure sample integrity isn't compromised.


Products that are readily available include:

Since PFAS compounds are being analyzed in parts per trillion (ppt) levels of concentration, Geotech recommend that sampling analysis plans (SAP) adopt dedicated passive sampling or low flow sampling methods (when applicable). By dedicating equipment to the sampling well – the risk of cross contamination and false positives are greatly reduced. Disposable bailers also offer confidence when performing purge and sample method technique.

For additional resources, visit
Geotech's Commitment to a
Consultative Approach.

Aerial mapping is not just about the aircraft, it's about total solutions – a complete suite of tools and experience to perform projects accurately, efficiently, and safely. Geotech's enterprise drone service integrates high-performance drones with advanced sensors and software – allowing Geotech complete control over quality of data collection and processing. We want to learn more about how unmanned aircraft can be integrated into your work-flow – to enhance safety, efficiency, and better information more readily available.


Total Solution Services

The REMO-M is the newest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) offered, and revered as the most advanced fixed-wing in its class. Its simple hand launch operation provides 90 minutes of autonomous flight – collection high-resolution data using an RGB, multispectral, or thermal sensors. The most impressive feature of the REMO-M is the vertical deep-stall landing. Requiring less than 15 meters to land, REMO-M returns to earth in small spaces.




PFAS-Free Portable Bladder Pump

With the ever growing concern with PFAS-free products, trade-in any competitors bladder pump, and trade-up to Geotech's PFAS-Free Bladder Pump.

Drone Solution Consultation

Drone Solution

Whether you've considered integrating drones into your work-flow or struggling to render accurate maps – Geotech is offering a
no-charge consultative
review of your projects.

Upgrade To Professional Grade

Professional Grade Unmanned Aircraft

Efficiency and quality are
key to sustainable drone programs. Geotech manufactures a suite of unmanned aircraft designed for professional aerial data collection tasks.
Economize by trading-in
your old system for aircraft
that will take your data
collects to the next level.

June 25-26, 2020
Geotech Annual Field Days

at Geotech's corporate headquarters
2650 East 40th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80205

Is Currently Open

12th Annual Field Days

More Information


Geotech UAS News

Drone Flight Training and FAA Certification

Outdoor Flight Training

"I enrolled in the course in preparation for the Part 107 exam. Initially, I thought the value of this training was solely the exam prep. After taking the course, the value is the knowledge, hands on training, and confidence to operate a UAS in the field. Leptron closes the gap between faking your way through or knowing what you are doing and why."
-Nathan W.


Invest in your future by becoming a certified and professionally trained drone pilot.

Geotech professional drone pilots develop new professional drone pilots through a comprehensive training course that includes:

  • Practical Flight Instruction
  • Ground School Training
  • FAA PART 107 exam and scheduling
  • Mini Indoor Drone Trainer
  • Flight Training Certificate
  • Binder with training content

Registration is open for the following classes:
April 13th – 17th

Reserve your seat by contacting
or call 800-833-7958.

More information about Geotech UAS Flight Training.

Geotech February 2020 Photo Competition Winner

Geotech February 2020 Photo Competition Winner

Seth B. (a USGS Student Contractor/Technician) gets Specific Conductivity readings from groundwater sampled on a snowy day. "We were testing groundwater and used the Geopump peristaltic pump." The pictures were taken at City Hall in Gary, Indiana by Danielle S. (USGS Contractor).

The YSI EXO2 Sonde, EXO2 Flow Cell and EXO Handheld shown in the photo can also be obtained from Geotech.

Past Photo Competition Winners
December 2019December 2019 Winner

November 2019November 2019 Winner

September 2019September 2019 Winner

August 2019August 2019 Winner

July 2019July 2019 Winner

June 2019June 2019 Winner

May 2019May 2019 Winner

March 2019March 2019 Winner

Enter the Geotech
Product Photo Competition!

Take a Picture

Win valuable prizes and have some fun taking
action shots of people using
Geotech brand equipment!
Take as many pictures as you like!
A $100 gift card will be awarded each month!
Winning photos will be published in
Geotech's monthly electronic newsletter
and on the web site.

What constitutes a winning photograph? We'll award points if your photo...

  • only shows Geotech equipment in use by real workers at real sites,
  • close-ups of the Geotech equipment,
  • equipment being used safely in observance of the health and safety procedures required
  • has companion photos showing as much of the site and surrounding area as possible (with site owner's permission, of course),
  • is well composed: nice framing, interesting background… extra points if the viewer can tell what type of project you were working on,
  • has an unusual twist or story: equipment being used overseas, of an interesting project, or for humanitarian purposes… wildlife or Mother Nature butting/intruding… the perfect shot at sunset, etc.
  • Digital photos only, in jpg or tiff formats, 2 MB or larger if possible.

Entering the competition is easy, go here to review the rules and guidelines and download the entry form. Every entry must be accompanied by a completed Geotech Photo Competition Entry Form.

Look for Geotech at the events listed below.

Emerging Contaminants Summit

March 10-11, 2020

Emerging Contaminants Summit

Join us in Westminster, Colorado for the Emerging Contaminants Summit. The Emerging Contaminants Summit is dedicated to the latest developments in the detection, fate and transport, risk assessment, treatment and regulation of emerging contaminants. As a premier source of technical information and advancements in new technologies and strategies, the Summit will cover many environmental media, including groundwater, surface water, drinking water, wastewater, recycled water, soils and sediments. Please stop by to visit us at Booth 213.

Geotech customers receive a 20% discount to attend. Simply follow these instructions.

  1. Register using the following link: https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=467032&
  2. Select Attendee registration type
  3. Enter the registrant's email address and enter code: GEOTvip
  4. Click continue
  5. Enter Registrants Information
  6. Agree to the "Terms and Conditions" and click Submit Registration

For more information


March 23-25, 2020

SWANApalooza 2020

From March 23-25, 2020, SWANApalooza will bring together professionals from across the industry to create a one-stop-shop for exhibitors and attendees to participate in SWANA's premiere assemblies: The annual Landfill Symposium, the Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium, the Road to Zero Waste Conference, and the Spring Training event, all in Atlanta, GA.

At this three day event, examine the groundbreaking work of advancing solid waste management, inspired by both public sector and private leaders charting the course for the future.

Geotech will be there at Booth 315 to show their latest equipment for managing landfills.

For more information

2020 Roundup

April 19-20, 2020

2020 UAS Roundup

Central Colorado UAS, the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade and Chaffee County Economic Development Corporation invite you to attend two days of learning and discovery around the capabilities of emerging unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technology at the stunning Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Nathrop, Colorado.

For more information

Organized and presented by

Battelle The Business of Innovation

May 31-June 4, 2020

Battelle 2020 Chlorinated Conference

Twelfth International Conference on
Remediation of Chlorinated and
Recalcitrant Compounds

The Twelfth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds will be in Portland, Oregon. The Conference is organized and presented by Battelle. Sponsors include other leading organizations active in site remediation research and application. Attendance is expected to be 1,500 to 1,700 scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals representing universities, government and regulatory agencies, and R&D and manufacturing firms from around the world.

The 2020 Conference will include more than 1,000 platforms and posters in 88 breakout sessions. Five panel discussions will be conducted.

Please visit us at Booth 120 while you are there.

For more information

Geotech Sales & Service Locations
With Transit Zones

Geotech Sales & Service Locations

2650 East 40th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80205
Phone: 1-800-833-7958
Local: 303-320-4764
Fax: 303-322-7242
E-mail: sales@geotechenv.com

4620 Northgate Boulevard, Suite 170
Sacramento, California 95834
Phone: 1-800-557-5325
Local: 916-922-2900
Fax: 303-322-7242

155 East Liberty Avenue, Suite A
Anaheim, California 92801
Phone: 1-800-295-5325
Local: 714-998-6788
Fax: 303-322-7242

12165 Metro Parkway, Unit 25B
Fort Myers, Florida 33966
Phone: 1-800-304-5325
Local: 239-476-8891
Fax: 303-322-7242

3125 Pine Tree Road, Suite 3D
Lansing, Michigan 48911
Phone: 1-800-275-5325
Local: 517-394-8328
Fax: 303-322-7242

2517 Noblin Road, Suite 103
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
Phone: 1-800-293-5325
Local: 919-876-1535
Fax: 303-322-7242

1600 North Interstate 35e, Suite 114
Carrollton, Texas 75006-381
Phone: 1-800-276-5325
Local: 972-245-6575
Fax: 303-322-7242

25 Tigan Street, Suite 20
Winooski, Vermont 05404
Phone: 1-800-558-5325
Local: 802-651-3050
Fax: 303-322-7242

8910 122nd Avenue N.E.
Kirkland, Washington 98033
Phone: 1-800-314-5325
Local: 425-658-7300
Fax: 303-322-7242

C/Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia Local 19
08100 Mollet del Vallés (Barcelona) Spain
Tel: 93 5445937
Fax: 93 5700535
E-mail: ventas@geotechenv.com


No. 12 Yumin Road, Yuanchenxin Bldg. E2, Suite 2406
Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100029
Phone: 010-8225-1190
Local: 86-10-8225-1190
Fax: 86-10-8225-1957
E-mail: beijing@geotechenv.com


To contact Geotech:
Phone: 1-800-833-7958   E-mail: sales@geotechenv.com   Fax: 303-322-7242

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