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Gayle Mitchell

Russ Professor
Civil Engineering, Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment
STKR 151
mitchelg@ohio.edu
Phone: 740.593.1470

Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering from 1995-2013, Dr. Gayle F. Mitchell is the director of the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE), which she helped establish in 1987. In addition to her administrative role, Dr. Mitchell has contributed to the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in the environmental area, as well as undergraduate basic engineering courses. She has developed and presented workshops on water treatment, solid waste management, and erosion and sediment control. During her professional career, she conducted research on physical/chemical treatment of water and wastewater, erosion and sediment control, wetlands, mitigation of storm water runoff, components of solid waste landfills, highway winter maintenance, and application of probes for subsurface investigations. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and Mississippi. She also has served on numerous state, national and international boards and committees.


Research Interests: Storm Water Mitigation, Bridge Storm Water Runoff, Winter Road Maintenance, Snow/Ice Pre-Treatment

Publications:

  • Gayle F. Mitchell, Shad Sargand, and Andrew Russ, Removal of pollutants from simulated highway runoff using a laboratory model of an exfiltration trench, Paper No. 12-1803, Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 2012
  • Gayle F. Mitchell, R Guy Riefler, and Andrew Russ, Removal of Vegetated Biofilter, of Medium and Low Concentrations of Pollutants from Simulated Highway Runoff, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Record, Highway Design, No. 2262, 214-224, 2011
  • Russ, G.F. Mitchell and W. Richardson, Decision Tree for Pretreatments for Winter Maintenance, Transportation Research Record, No. 2055, 106-115.
  • T. Masada, S. Sargand, B. Tarawneh, G.F. Mitchell and D. Gruver, Inspection and Risk Assessment of Concrete Culverts Under Ohio's Highways, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, Volume 21, No. 3 (May/June 2007), Reston, VA, pp225-233
  • Yuming Su and Gayle F. Mitchell, Conceptual Storm Water, Runoff Treatment Cost-Benefit Analysis, Proceedings of the 2006 StormCon Conference, CD ROM, Denver, CO, July 24-27, 2006.

Patents:

  • Gayle F. Mitchell and Shad M. Sargand, Pipeline Security Grid; Filing Date 12/2010.
  • Gayle F. Mitchell and Shad M. Sargand, Exfiltration Apparatus, Application Number 60/869,308; Filing Date 12/08/2006

Other (4)

Technical Report (28)

  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., Russ, A. Exfiltration Trench for Post Construction Storm Water Management for Linear Transportation Projects: : Volume 2 of 3, Reno Field Study a. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Department of Transportation; 1: 186. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/SPR/Research/reportsandplans/Lists/Final%20Reports%20All/Item/displayifs.aspx?List=47f3581d-f21c-403b-9358-fea0b008772b&ID=439&ContentTypeId=0x0100BD006C89430C884FB603A74E63BB6849.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., Russ, A. Exfiltration Trench for Post Construction Storm Water Management for Linear Transportation Projects: Volume 1 of 3, Laboratory Study of Pervious Concrete and Filter Media. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Department of Transportation; 1: 216. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/SPR/Research/reportsandplans/Lists/Final%20Reports%20All/Item/displayifs.aspx?List=47f3581d-f21c-403b-9358-fea0b008772b&ID=439&ContentTypeId=0x0100BD006C89430C884FB603A74E63BB6849.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., Russ, A. Exfiltration Trench for Post Construction Storm Water Management for Linear Transportation Projects: Volume 3 of 3, Athens Field Study . Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Department of Transportation; 1: 186. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/SPR/Research/reportsandplans/Lists/Final%20Reports%20All/Item/displayifs.aspx?List=47f3581d-f21c-403b-9358-fea0b008772b&ID=439&ContentTypeId=0x0100BD006C89430C884FB603A74E63BB6849.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., Russ, A. Exfiltration Trench for Post Construction Storm Water Management for Linear Transportation Projects – Interim Report on Laboratory Study of Pervious Concrete and Filter Media. State Job No 134384. Columbus OH: Ohio Department of Transportation; Interim report: 218.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., Stuart, B., Russ, A., Steinberg, E., Kremer, G., Vassiliadis, C. Al Anbar University ABET Accreditation Services Project- Phase I and Phase II Report. U S Army Corps of Engineers; 185 Pages.
  • Zwahlen, H., Mitchell, G. Effectiveness of RWIS Bridge Temperature Simulators. Columbus, OH: Final Report, FHWA/ODOT-2007/09; 244 pages.
  • Masada, T., Mitchell, G., Sargand, S. Risk Assessment and Update of Inspection Procedures for Culverts. Columbus, OH: Final Report, FHWA/ODOT-2005/002; 414 Pages.
  • Mitchell, G., Hunt, C., Richardson, W. Evaluation of ODOT Roadway/Weather Sensor Systems for Snow and Ice Removal Operations-Part III: Optimization of Salt Brine Pretreatment Application Rates and Frequency. Columbus, OH: Final Report, FHWA/ODOT-2003/008C; 300 pages.
  • Mitchell, G., Russ, A., Richardson, W. Evaluation of ODOT Roadway/Weather Sensor Systems for Snow and Ice Removal Operations Part IV: Optimization of Pretreatment or Anti-Icing Protocol. FHWA/OH-2003/008C. Columbus, OH: Ohio Department of Transportation; 318. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Research/reportsandplans/Pages/default.aspx.
  • Mitchell, G., Hunt, C. Using Wetlands for Storm Water Management. Columbus, OH: Final Report, FHWA/OH-2000/020; 271 pages.
  • Masada, T., Sargand, S., Mitchell, G. Performance of the Leachate Collection System in the Landfill. Cincinnati, OH: Final Report, U.S. EPA Cincinnati-Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory (RREL).
  • Masada, T., Mitchell, G. Wetland Mitigation Project ATH-50-18.58. Columbus, OH: Final Project Report, Ohio Department of Transportation District 10.
  • Mitchell, G. Teleconference on Implementation of Proper Erosion and Sediment Controls. Columbus, OH: Final Report, Ohio Department of Transportation.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S. Performance of the Leachate Collection System in the Landfill, Part 1. Cincinnati, OH: Part 1, U.S. EPA Cincinnati Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory (RREL).
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., Masada, T. Leachate Collection System Components Research, Phase IV - Drainage Blanket Compatibility/Clogging. Final Report, Rust Environment and Infrastructure, Inc.; 57 Pages.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S. Leachate Collection System Component Research, Phase III. Final Report, Waste Management of North America, Inc.; 79 pp.
  • Mitchell, G. Assessment of Erosion and Sediment Control in Highway Construction Projects. Columbus, OH: Final Report, Ohio Department of Transportation.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S. Leachate Collection System Components Research - Phase II. Final Report, Waste Management of North America, Inc.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S. Leachate Collection System Components Research, Phase II. Interim Report, Waste Management of North America, Inc.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S. Leachate Collection System Components Research, Final Report. Final Report, Waste Management of North America, Inc.; 78 pp.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S. Leachate Collection System Components Research, Interim Report. Interim Report, Waste Management of North America, Inc.
  • Mitchell, G. Methodology for a Water Management Plan in a Water Surplus State. Final Report, Project No. G-915-03.
  • Mitchell, G. Survey of States’ Water Resources Data Bases. Report of the Subcommittee for States’ Survey of the Mississippi Water Resources Data Base Committee, WRRI Report D-027-MS.
  • Mitchell, G. Assessment and Compilation of Groundwater Quality Data for Mississippi, Interim Report. Project No. G10-25-23.
  • Hill, D., Mitchell, G., Pranger, S., Corey, M., Epps, J., Sparneard, P., Culliname, Jr., M. Process Design and Cost Estimating Algorithms for the Cost Estimating for Industrial Treatment Systems (CENT$) Computer Model. Vicksburg, Mississippi : IAO 81-D-31, Environmental Laboratory, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Waterways Experiment Station.
  • Mitchell, G. Methods for Treatment of Color in Groundwater. OWRT A-132-MISS, Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute.
  • Bond, M., Mitchell, G. The Dewatering of Lime-Algae Sludge on Sand Drying Beds. Water Resources Research Institute, OWRT A-110-MISS.
  • Lowery, J., Mitchell, G. Investigations of Electroplating Procedures for Magnesium Lithium Alloys. NASSA TM X-53805.

Research Report (3)

Conference Proceeding (39)

  • Mitchell, G., Russ, A. Removal of Pollutants from Highway Runoff Using Best Management Practices in Ohio. Thailand National Civil Engineering Conference; 26 pages.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., Russ, A. Removal of pollutants from simulated highway runoff using a laboratory model of an exfiltration trench. 91. Washington DC: Transportation Research Board.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., Russ, A. Removal of pollutants from simulated highway runoff using a laboratory model of a exfiltration trench . Paper No. 12-1803. Washington, D.C.: Proceedings of the Transporation Research Board; http://www.TRB.org.
  • Mitchell, G., Riefler, G., Russ, A. Removal of Medium and Low Concentration Pollutants from Simulated Highway Runoff. Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Board Compendium of Papers DVD; 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board: 25.
  • Mitchell, G., Riefler, G., Russ, A. Removal of Pollutants from Simulated Highway Runoff Using a Vegetated Biofilter. Washington, D.C.: Transportation Reseach Board - National Academy of Sciences; 89th Annual Meeting.
  • Russ, A., Mitchell, G., Richardson, W. Decision Tree for Pretreatments for Winter Maintenance. 08-2810. Washington, D.C.: 87th Annual Confernce of the Transportation Research Board Compendium of Papers DVD; 87th Annual Meeting: 22.
  • Russ, A., Mitchell, G., Richardson, W. Durability of Brine Applications for Winter Maintenance on Asphalt and PCC Pavements. Paper No. 08-2608. Washington, D.C.: Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 87th Annual Meeting; 87th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board: 22.
  • Su, Y., Mitchell, G. Conceptual Storm Water, Runoff Treatment Cost-Benefit Analysis. Denver, CO: Proceedings of the 2006 StormCon Conf.
  • Masada, T., Sargand, S., Tarawneh, B., Mitchell, G., Gruver, D. New Inspection and Risk Assessment Methods for Highway Metal Culverts in Ohio. Washington, D.C.: Proceedings of 2006 TRB Annual Meeting.
  • Su, Y., Mitchell, G. Characteristics of First Flush Effects in Storm Water Runoff via a Retention-Detention System. Washington, D. C.: Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 2006 Annual Meeting.
  • Su, Y., Mitchell, G. Characteristics of First Flush Effects in Storm Water Runoff Via a Detention-Retention System. Bonita Springs, FL : Symposium on Storm Water Management for Highways, Transportation Research Board, TRB Symposium 2005.
  • Mitchell, G., Hunt, C., Richardson, W. Prediction of Brine Application for Pretreatment/Anti-icing. 1877. Washington, D.C.: published in TRR Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1877, Maintenance Management and Services; 129-136.
  • Su, Y., Mitchell, G. Treatment of the Runoff from Bridges. Palm Dessert, CA: Proceedings of 2004 StormCon Conference.
  • Hunt, C., Mitchell, G., Richardson, W. Field Persistence of Anti-icing Sodium Chloride Residuals. Spokane, Washington : Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Snow Removal and Ice Control Technology.
  • Mitchell, G., Su, Y. Using First Order Modeling to Describe First Flush Effects of Storm Water Runoff. San Antonio, TX: Proceedings of 2003 StormCon.
  • Mitchell, G., Hunt, C., Su, Y. Mitigating Highway Runoff Constituents Via a Wetland. 1808. Washington, D.C.: selected by TRB and published in Transportation Research Record No. 1808, Soil Mechanics 2002; 127-133.
  • Hunt, C., Mitchell, G., Su, Y. Investigation of Highway Runoff First Flush Effects. Marco Island, FL: Proceedings of the 2002 StormCon Conference.
  • Mitchell, G., Su, Y. Using a Pipe as a Storm Water Treatment Device. Marco Island, FL : Proceedings of the 2002 StormCon Conference.
  • Mitchell, G., Shinn, Jr., J., Adu-Gyamfi, K. An Innovative Soil Moisture Probe for In Situ Subsurface Investigations. Washington, D.C.: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 80th Annual Meeting.
  • Mitchell, G., Hunt, C., Su, Y. Using a Wetland to Mitigate Highway Storm Water Runoff. Orlando, Florida : Proceedings of the World Water & Environmental Resources Congress, ASCE/ EWRI.
  • Hunt, C., Mitchell, G. Characterization of Low Traffic Volume Highway Stormwater Runoff. Palm Springs, CA : Proceedings of the 31st International Erosion Control Association.
  • Hyland, R., Mitchell, G., Shinn, III, J. Real Time Soil Water Dynamics in Pavement Systems Using a Capacitance Probe. Washington, D.C.: Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 79th Annual Meeting.
  • Mitchell, G. Effect of Iron Filings and Carbonate Content on the Landfill Drainage Layer. Madison, Wisconsin : Proceedings of the 20th International Madison Waste Conference.
  • Mitchell, G., Shinn, II, J. Innovative Use of the CPT for Highway Environmental Site Characterization and Monitoring. Washington, D.C.: Proceedings of the 77th Annual Transportation Research Board (January 12-17, 1998) and Transportation Research Record (1998).
  • Sargand, S., Mitchell, G., Masada, T. Structural Performance of an HDPE Leachate Collection Pipe. San Jose, CA: The Solid Waste Association of North America, Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Solid Waste Exposition.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S. Integrated Engineering Programs: Focus on Geoenvironmental. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL : Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education 100th Annual Conference.
  • Kastner, R., Sargand, S., Mitchell, G. Structural Performance of PVC Leachate Collection Pipe. Columbus, Ohio : Proceedings of the 1993 Conference on Structural Performance of Pipes; 83-96.
  • Mitchell, G., Masada, T. A Review of Erosion and Sediment Control Specifications of Departments of Transportation. Indianapolis, Indiana : Proceedings of the 24th International Erosion Control Association.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., Rueda, J. Permeability of the Drainage Layer in the Leachate Collection System. Marina Del Ray, CA : Proceedings of the WasteTech ‘93 Conference.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., Rueda, J. Clogging of the Drainage Blanket in the Landfill. Karlsruhe, Germany : Proceedings of the Geo-Filters ‘92 International Conference on Filters and Filtration Phenomena in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S. Leachate Collection Systems Components Research. Oak Brook, IL: Proceedings of the 1992 Waste Management, Inc., Fall Technology Conference.
  • Mitchell, G., Masada, T., Sargand, S. Analysis of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices of State Departments of Transportation. Reno, NV : Proceedings of the 23rd International Erosion Control Association Conference.
  • Masada, T., Mitchell, G., Sargand, S. Characteristics of Geotextile/ HDPE Geomembrane Interface Under Direct Shear Conditions. Lexington, KY: Proceedings of the Ohio River Valley Soils Seminar XXII; 3.1-3.10.
  • Mitchell, G., Masada, T., Sargand, S. Effect of Temperature on Interface Properties Between HDPE Geomembrane and Cohesionless Soils. Montreal, Canada : Proceedings of the Canadian Conference on Environmental Geotechnics.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., Masada, T. Erosion and Sediment Control Practices in Highway Construction. Orlando, FL: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Erosion Control Association; 57-68.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., Masada, T. Interface Properties Between Cohesionless Soils and Geomembranes. Cleveland, OH: Proceedings of the HMC Great Lakes ‘90 Conference.
  • Mitchell, G., Krane, D. Perspective on Water Management in Mississippi based on Comparisons with Other States and a Survey of In-State Water Managers. Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS : Proceedings of Sixteenth Mississippi Water Resources Conference, Water Resources Research Institute.
  • Lowery, K., Mitchell, G. Application of Ion Exchange and Ultrafiltration for Color Removal from Groundwater. St. Louis, Missouri : Proceedings of the American Water Works Association 1981 Annual Conference.
  • Mitchell, G., Bond, M. An Innovative Approach for Removal of Iron from Mississippi Groundwater. Mississippi State University, Starkvile, MS: Proceedings of Mississippi Water Resources Conference 1978, Water Resources Research Institute.

Book, Non-Scholarly (1)

  • Sargand, S., Mitchell, G., Hurd, J. Proceedings of the Conference on Structural Performance of Pipes 1993. Rotterdam, South Holland: A. A. Balkema.

Journal Article, Academic Journal (15)

  • Mitchell, G., Riefler, G., Russ, A. Removal of medium and low concentrations of pollutants from simulated highway runoff using a vegetated biofilter. 2262. Washington D.C.: Journal of the Transportation Research Board/Transportation Reserch Record; 214-224. http://www.TRB.org.
  • Mitchell, G., Riefler, G., Russ, A. Removal of Medium and Low Concentration Pollutants from Simulated Highway Runoff. Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
  • Russ, A., Mitchell, G., Richardson, W. Decision Tree for Pretreatments for Winter Maintenance. 08-2810. Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board; 2055: 106-115.
  • Masada, T., Sargand, S., Tarawneh, B., Mitchell, G., Gruver, D. Inspection and Risk Assessment of Concrete Culverts Under Ohio's Highways. 3. Reston, VA: Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 21: 225-233.
  • Masada, T., Sargand, S., Tarawneh, B., Mitchell, G., Gruver, D. New Inspection and Risk Assessment Methods for Metal Culverts Under Ohio HIghways. 1976. Washington, D.C.: Transportation Research Record, No. 1976, Transportation Research Board; 141-148.
  • Mitchell, G. The Tie that Binds. 1. Erosion Control Journal; 11: 10.
  • Mitchell, G. Director’s Message. 1. Erosion Control Journal; 6: 10.
  • Shinn, II, J., Timian, D., Morey, R., Mitchell, G., Antle, C., Hull, R. Development of a CPT Probe to Determine Volumetric Soil Moisture Content. Field Analytical Chemistry and Technology Journal.
  • Masada, T., Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., Shashikumar, B. Modified Direct Shear Study of Clay Liner/Geomembrane Interfaces Exposed to Landfill Leachate. 3. Geotextiles and Geomembranes; 13: 165.
  • Sargand, S., Mitchell, G., Rogers, R. Monitoring of Strains in Small Diameter Pipes. 1. Journal of Experimental Techniques; 16: 40-42.
  • Sargand, S., Mitchell, G., Kastner, R., Rueda, J. Structural Performance of Perforated PVC Pipe. Journal of the Transportation Research Board; 1371: 162-167.
  • Henriquez, J., Mitchell, G. Physical-Chemical Treatment of Metal finishing Waste Water. 65. Mississippi Academy of Science; Abstract, Vol. XXX.
  • Mitchell, G., Bond, M. Investigation of Sand Drying Beds for Dewatering of Algae Sludge. 97. Mississippi Academy of Science, Abstracts; Vol. XXIV.
  • Mitchell, G., Bond, M. Application of Sludge Recycle to Removal of Iron from Mississippi Groundwater. Mississippi Academy of Science; Vol. XXIII.
  • Mitchell, G., Seyforth, R., Wilson, F. Effect of Alum Addition on Aerobic Digestion of Activated Sludge. 7. Water and Sewage Works; 124: 58.

Instructor's Manual (1)

  • Mitchell, G., Manring, N., Smith, G. Training of Rural Officials - Environmental Management, Solid Waste Management, (Manual). W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Cited Research (1)

  • Mitchell, G., Hung, C., Richardson, W. Evaluation of ODOT Roadway/Weather SEnsor Systems for Snow and Ice Removal Operations Part III: Optimization of Salt Brine Pre-Treatment Application Rates and Frequency. Athens, OH: Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE).

Book, Scholarly (2)

  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S., White, K. Proceedings of the Conference on Structural Performance of Pipes 1998. Naperville IL: Publisher’s Graphics, Inc.
  • Sargand, S., Mitchell, G., Hurd, J. Proceedings of the Conference on Flexible Pipes. Rotterdam, South Holland: A. A. Balkema.

Patents

  • Mitchell, G., Su, Y. Storm Water Runoff Treatment System. U.S. Patent #7,238,281 and 7,527,731.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S. Pipe Shield System. 11014/27211/04349.
  • Mitchell, G., Sargand, S. Exfiltration Apparatus. Application Number 60/869,308.
  • Mitchell, G., Su, Y. Stormwater Pollutant Separation System and Method of Stormwater Management. AES 115 P2.