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WEACAU-III: Workshop on Environmental Aspects of Coal Ash Uses
11 12 December, 2012
Tuesday, December 11 th 2012
8:00 - 8:30 Registration, light refreshments
Plenum: Fundamental policy
F1 Opening
8:30 8:45 Welcoming remarks
O. Lulav, National Coal Ash Board (NCAB);
Adv. Alona Sheafer-Karo, Director General, Ministry of Environmental Protection;
Dr. Bracha Halaf, NCAB's Chairperson, Ministry of Energy and Water;
Dr. Sinaia Netanyahu, Chief Scientist, Ministry of Environmental Protection
8:45 9:00 Workshop's objectives: Pollutants Prof. U. Mingelgrin, Volcani Center [presentation]
9:00 9:15 Workshop's objectives: Radioactivity Dr. J. Gilat [presentation]
F2 Introduction
9:15 9:30 Coal ash waste or goods? Adv. A. Neiger, APM [presentation]
9:30 9:50 Coal ash utilization over the world Dr. H-J. Feuerborn, ECOBA, Germany [presentation]
9:50 10:20 A proposed revision of the master plan for coal ash uses in Israel D. Langer [presentation]
10:20 10:35 Break
F3 Coal ash use- promotion and implementation
10:35 11:05 Effects of regulations on CCP beneficial use in the United States T. Adams, ACAA, USA [presentation]
11:05 11:35 Producers' & Users' perspectives on CCP's regulation in light of marketing requirements and the necessary means for beneficial and durable utilization - EC case Dr. H-J. Feuerborn [presentation]
11:35 12:00 The role of regulation in the promotion of CCP's uses in Israel O. Lulav [presentation]
More Info: Public Health Regulations (Prevention of Hazards) (Use of Coal Ash)- Draft, May 2012
F4 Regulation of coal ash uses
12:00 12:30 Characterizing the leaching behavior of coal combustion residues using the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) to inform future management decisions S. Thorneloe, USEPA [presentation]
12:30 13:00 European regulatory developments standardization and approaches Dr. H. A. van der Sloot, Hans van der Sloot Consultancy, The Netherlands [presentation]
13:00 13:30 Discussion
13:30 14:30 Lunch
Parallel Teams' Sessions: Pollutants/Radioactivity
Pollutants Team: Environmental conditions
P1 Proposed environmental conditions for coal ash application to soil
Session P1 has been postponed to a meeting on May 13th, 2013. To view the Meeting program press here
14:30 15:00 Trace elements in Israeli coal ash and its leachates Dr. A. Metzger, Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) [presentation]
15:00 15:30 Scientific background for proposed regulatory protocols Prof. R. Keren, Volcani Center [presentation]
More Info: Alternative monitoring procedures for coal ash and criteria for land use
15:30 16:00 Agricultural benefits obtained from application of fly ash to soil Prof. P. Fine, Volcani Center
16:00 16:30 Environmental conditions (in road construction, infrastructure and agriculture) Prof. U. Mingelgrin
More Info: Proposed environmental conditions
16:30 16:45 Panel's comments Dr. Y. Bar-Or, Ministry of Environmental Protection; G. Reshef, Water Authority
16:45 17:30 Discussion
Radioactivity Team: Monitoring, results, analysis and assessment methods
R1 Dutch method and results
14:30 15:45 Dutch method and model; NRG's results of monitoring and assessment of Israeli concrete specimens Dr. G. de With, NRG, The Netherlands [presentation-1], [presentation-2], [presentation-3]
15:45 16:00 Break
R2 Israeli method and results
16:00 16:30 Radon emanation measurement in the Israeli Standard 5098 "Content of Natural Radioactive Elements in Building Products" G. Haquin, Radiation Safety Division, Soreq Nuclear Research Center (Soreq NRC) [presentation]
More Info: IS 5098 - Content of Natural Radioactive Elements in Building Products
16:30 17:00 Israeli model for determination of coefficients of the Israeli Standard 5098 Dr. Y. Shamai, Radiation Safety Division, Soreq Nuclear Research Center (Soreq NRC) [presentation]
More Info: Program for determination of coefficients of the Standard 5098
17:00 17:15 Contribution of coal ash used as an additive to concrete to radiation levels G. Haquin [presentation]
17:15 18:00 Topics for discussion Dr. J. Gilat. First speaker: G. Haquin
Wednesday, December 12 th 2012
8:00 - 8:30 Registration, light refreshments
Parallel Teams' Sessions: Pollutants/Radioactivity
Pollutants Team: Monitoring, results, analysis and assessment methods
P2 Pollution monitoring and assessment
8:30 9:30 Development of a decision support system for applying the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) to beneficial use and disposal decisions in the United States Dr. D. Kosson, Vanderbilt University, USA [presentation]
More Info: LEAF Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework
9:30 10:00 Discussion
10:00 11:00 Geochemical speciation of coal combustion residues and field observations in relation to beneficial use in construction applications Dr. H. A. van der Sloot, Hans van der Sloot Consultancy, The Netherlands [presentation]
11:00 11:30 Discussion
11:30 11:45 Break
P3 Recent coal ash research in GSI
11:45 12:15 pH-dependent Israeli fly ash characterization Dr. N. Teutsch, Geological Survey of Israel (GSI) [presentation]
12:15 12:45 Trace elements leaching from cement mixtures containing fly ash Dr. N. Teutsch [presentation]
12:45 13:15 Discussion
Radioactivity Team: Environmental conditions
R3 Radiation protection standards
8:30 9:00 Revised International Basic Safety Standards: the radon approach R. Czarwinski, German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BFS), Germany [presentation]
9:00 9:30 EU Regulatory Framework for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM): requirements for building materials Stéphane Calpena, European Commission (EC), Luxemburg [presentation]
9:30 10:00 Discussion
R4 Background radiation and coal ash concrete in Israel
10:00 10:30 Assessment of the exposure of the Israeli public to ionizing radiation from natural sources L. Epstein, Soreq NRC [presentation]
10:30 11:00 The use of coal ash in concrete according to the Israeli standards and practice Eng. G. Irus, G. Irus Consultants Ltd [presentation]
11:00 11:15 Break
R5 Radiation from coal ash use in concrete
11:15 11:45 Radon exhalation from concrete containing coal fly ash laboratory and in-situ measurements G. Haquin [presentation]
More Info: Radon exhalation from concrete containing coal fly ash
11:45 12:15 Administrative control measures to limit the exposure of the public to ionizing radiation due to coal ash utilization in the concrete industry Prof. T. Schlesinger, Ariel [presentation]
12:15 13:15 Topics for discussion Dr. J. Gilat. First speaker: Dr. J. Koch, Radiation Safety Division, Soreq NRC
13:15 14:15 Lunch
Plenum: Conclusions
C1 Planned work: Pollutants Team
14:15 14:45 Coal ash characterization Dr. N. Teutsch & Prof. R. Keren
14:45 15:15 Discussion
C2 Planned work: Radioactivity Team
15:15 15:45 Radon monitoring method; building standard revision Prof. K. Kovler & G. Haquin
15:45 16:15 Discussion
C3 Workshop closing
16:15 17:00 Concluding remarks Prof. U. Mingelgrin, Dr. J. Gilat