Ground water sampling seminars

Tuesday, 20 June, 2006

Enviroequip is hosting a series of ground water seminars in August to be presented by David Kaminski, international expert in ground water sampling methods.

Low Flow Sampling is now the preferred method of ground water sampling by many environmental practitioners and auditors in Australia and New Zealand. High quality samples, especially when it comes to VOC's, are just one of the many benefits.

So how does it all work? What equipment is required and what is the correct procedure to follow? Is pump placement important and how do I deal with low-yield aquifers? Have your questions answered at this half-day seminar.

This event is an opportunity for those who deal with ground water contamination issues to gain insight into the relevance of the low flow sampling method.

The seminars are aimed at ground water professionals such as environmental consultants, environmental auditors, environmental officers, hydrogeologists, site auditors, government regulators, landfill operators and site managers.

What will be covered?

  • traditional purging methods and how they affect sample chemistry and sampling costs
  • basics of low-flow purging and sampling
  • how low-flow sampling compares to traditional purging methods
  • determining proper flow rates and realistic drawdown limits
  • identifying the effective monitoring zone with low-flow sampling
  • pump placement and flow rate -- do they affect the sample obtained?
  • selection and stabilization of indicator parameters
  • alternatives for sampling very-low-yield wells
  • overview of various purging and sampling devices and their advantages and limitations (including passive/no-purge devices and multi-level samplers)
  • advantages of bladder pumps for low-flow sampling.

The event will be held on the following dates:

  • Mon 7th August " Melbourne
  • Wed 9th August " Adelaide
  • Fri 11th August " Perth
  • Mon 14th August " Brisbane
  • Wed 16th " Sydney
  • Fri 18th " Auckland

For further information, please visit Enviroequip

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