- AIPG OHIO SECTION
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La Scala Italian Bistro: 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017
Social Hour: 5:00 to 6:00
Dinner: 6:00 to 7:00
Presentation: 7:00 to 8:00
Featured speaker: Samuel M. Stowe, P.G., General Manager, Ranney Collector Wells
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Abstract: Proper study and understanding of the key elements of riverbank filtration (RBF) are critical to the siting, construction and operation of RBF water supply systems. RBF has been used for over 100 years in Europe as a means of drinking water treatment. In the USA, RBF has been acknowledged for nearly 30 years, but primarily to sustain high aquifer yields and as a pre-treatment for water supplies.
Four case studies of RBF installations are presented, discussing the contributing factors that lead to the success or failure of the installed system. Successes include one installation in Kansas City, KS, which consists of two large horizontal collector wells along the Missouri River that can yield over 70 million gallons per day (MGD). Another success includes the first horizontal collector well in New Hampshire, with the results of recent warm-water and cold-water testing. Failures include a recent installation of five (5) horizontal collector wells in Malaysia, whose total yield was only 40% of that predicted. The other failure was the South Wellfield of the City of Columbus, Ohio. Though now an integral and valuable part of the City’s water supply system, studies in the 1970’s overestimated the RBF contribution from the Scioto River.
Hydrogeologist Samuel M. Stowe has over 40 years of diverse experience in the groundwater industry. He has been in responsible charge of projects involving aquifer-test analyses, riverbank filtration and recharge evaluation, groundwater quality, well design, groundwater management, numerical modeling, contamination investigation and remedial action. He has been involved in groundwater supply projects for yields of nearly 100 million gallons per day (MGD) and in contamination evaluations ranging from industrial organic pollution from landfills to the environmental effects of strip and deep-coal mining. Mr. Stowe is highly experienced in evaluations of induced infiltration potential (riverbank/riverbed filtration (RBF)) from streams and oceans. He has completed hundreds of hydrogeological evaluations for horizontal collector wells in regard to yield, quality and design, having been responsible for siting and designing many horizontal collector wells with individual yields ranging from 2 to 50 MGD and is a recognized expert in their application. His work has taken him to nearly every state in the USA, along with Mexico, Canada, Europe, Africa, South America and Asia.
Currently, Stowe is General Manager of Ranney Collector Wells, a unit of the Layne Christensen Company. He received a B.A. in geology from Miami University and a M.S. in geology from The Ohio State University.
AIPG 2017 National Annual Conference
Music City Rocks – Geology in the Past, Present, and Future
How geology has shaped our history, provides present day resources, and prepares us for tomorrow’s challenges.
September 23-26, 2017
Nashville Airport Marriott
600 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-9300 | (888) 228-9290
Call for Abstracts is now open!!
Book your group rate for American Institute of Professional Geologists
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate: Nashville Airport Marriott for $149.00 USD per night
Start date: 9/22/17 - End date: 9/27/17 - Last day to book: 9/1/17
October 24 and 25, 2017
ODNR H.R. Collins Core Laboratory Conference Room, Delaware, Ohio
The AIPG Ohio Section is pleased to announce an upcoming Vapor Intrusion Short Course. Vapor intrusion (VI) is the migration of undesirable chemical components into indoor airspace. Vapor intrusion into buildings is one of the primary routes of human exposure to volatile organic compounds released to the subsurface. This short course will cover VI aspects including the physical processes governing subsurface vapor transport and entry into buildings, VI assessment, monitoring and mitigation strategies, VI risk analysis, legal aspects, case studies and field demonstrations. CEUs will be available and we are working with Ohio EPA to get VAP PDHUs for Certified Professionals that attend. Topics of discussion will include:
Please view the full course information here: AIPG Ohio 10-2017 VI Course Flyer
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Attendance will be limited to the first 50 paid registrants so please register today!
Speaker and Location TBD
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