News

kogo_sadna2

WEACAU-III: Workshop on Environmental and Health Aspects of Coal Ash Utilization – 12/2012

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
JG2012
Workshop’s objectives: Radioactivity – Dr. J. Gilat [presentation]

F2 – Introduction

9:15 – 9:30
AN2012
Coal ash – waste or goods? – Adv. A. Neiger, APM [presentation]
9:30 – 9:50
HF2012
Coal ash utilization over the worldDr. H-J. Feuerborn, ECOBA, Germany [presentation]
9:50 – 10:20
DL2012
A proposed revision of the master plan for coal ash uses in IsraelD. Langer [presentation]
10:20 – 10:35 Break

F3 – Coal ash use- promotion and implementation

10:35 – 11:05
TA2012
Effects of regulations on CCP beneficial use in the United StatesT. 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
OL2012
The role of regulation in the promotion of CCP’s uses in IsraelO. 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
ST2012
Characterizing the leaching behavior of coal combustion residues using the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) to inform future management decisionsS. Thorneloe, USEPA [presentation]
12:30 – 13:00
HVDS2012
European regulatory developments – standardization and approachesDr. 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. Below is the original session. To view the updated 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 protocolsProf. 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 – Dr. 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
GDW
Dutch method and model; NRG’s results of monitoring and assessment of Israeli concrete specimensDr. 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
GH2012
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
YS2012
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
DK2012
Development of a decision support system for applying the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) to beneficial use and disposal decisions in the United StatesDr. 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
NT2012
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
RC2012
Revised International Basic Safety Standards: the radon approachR. Czarwinski, German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BFS), Germany [presentation]
9:00 – 9:30
SC2012
EU Regulatory Framework for Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM): requirements for building materialsStéphane 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
GI2012 
The use of coal ash in concrete according to the Israeli standards and practiceEng. 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
TC2012
Administrative control measures to limit the exposure of the public to ionizing radiation due to coal ash utilization in the concrete industryProf. 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
<< back