Please join us for the November dinner meeting of the Central New York Chapter of the A&WMA, held jointly with the Central New York Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the Genesee Grande Hotel located at 1060 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY. We extend a special invitation to all students to attend this event as well, where students will have the opportunity to network with local professionals in the environmental, engineering, and industrial hygiene fields.
Our featured speaker is Frank DeOrio, Senior Technical Manager with OBG Operations, who will present on Algal Blooms, Cyanotoxins and the Challenges to Provide Safe, Potable Water. Toxic blue green algae blooms were found in several of the Finger Lakes recently, raising concerns about the impacts on lake users and the local drinking water supplies. Many of these algal species, specifically cyanobacteria, are capable of producing toxins that adversely affect both the aesthetic quality of water and create potential health hazards for the potable water supplies that use these waters as their source. Frank will discuss technologies for treatment of potable water supplies containing harmful algae and/or algal toxins, including the efficacy for treatment of a broad range of toxins as well as the potential to achieve synergies with other emerging potable water treatment issues such as disinfection byproducts and trace organic contaminants. The discussion will be in the context of a case study of the public water supplies that draw water from Owasco Lake. Frank has over 40 years of experience in municipal and industrial wastewater and water treatment including both biological and physical-chemical processes, and biosolids management including anaerobic digestion.
The meeting schedule will be as follows:
5:30 - Networking and Welcome
6:00 - Dinner
6:30 - Speaker - Frank DeOrio, Algal Blooms, Cyanotoxins and the Challenges to Provide Safe, Potable Water
Registration is open until November 3, 2017. For more information and to register for this meeting, check out our events page.