Workshop on Environmental Aspects of Coal Ash Utilization

Complementary Session

Volcani Center, ARO, Bet Dagan, Israel

May 13, 2013

Environmental Conditions for Coal Ash Beneficial Applications to Soil

Pollutants Team – Chaired by Prof. U. Mingelgrin

8:00 – 8:30 Registration, light refreshments
8:30 – 8:40
Opening RemarksO. Lulav, National Coal Ash Board (NCAB)
8:40 – 8:50 Workshop’s objectivesProf. U. Mingelgrin, Volcani Center [presentation]
8:50 – 9:10
Trace elements in Israeli coal ash and its leachatesDr. A. Metzger, Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) [presentation]
9:10 – 9:40
Scientific background for proposed regulatory protocolsProf. R. Keren, ARO, Volcani Center [presentation]
More Info: Alternative monitoring procedures for coal ash and criteria for land use
9:40 – 10:10
Uptake of heavy metals and essential trace elements by crops grown on fly ash amended soils – Dr. P. Fine, ARO, Volcani Center [presentation]
10:10 – 10:30
Proposed environmental conditions for coal ash application to soil (in road construction, infrastructure and agriculture) – Prof. U. Mingelgrin [presentation]
More Info: Proposed environmental conditions
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:20
Use of the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework for future fly ash management decisionsS. Thorneloe, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [presentation]
11:20 – 11:40
Development of a decision support system for applying the Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) to beneficial use and disposal decisions in the United StatesProf. D. Kosson, Vanderbilt University, USA [presentation]
More Info: LEAF – Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework
11:40 – 12:00
European developments in standardisation of leaching tests and their use in regulations dealing with Hazardous Waste Classification, End of Waste and beneficial use under the Construction Products RegulationDr. H. A. van der Sloot, Hans van der Sloot Consultancy, The Netherlands [presentation]
12:00 – 12:15
Proposed joint research program: environmental assessment of coal ash leaching properties and beneficial use applications using LEAFDr. N. Teutsch, GSI [presentation]
12:15 – 12:30 Discussion – Research Partners’ comments: Prof. D. Kosson; Dr. H. A. van der Sloot; Dr. P. Fine
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:10 Panel’s comments: Questions to be considered – To be led by Prof. D. Kosson: Dr. I. Zadikov, Ministry of Environmental Protection; G. Reshef, Water Authority; S. Goldberger, Ministry of Health; S. Thorneloe
14:10 – 15:15 Discussion
15:15 – 15:30 Summary of conclusions and identification of next steps