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WACAU 2014: International Workshop on Agricultural Coal Ash Uses

Agricultural Center, Bet Dagan

May 27th, 2014

Agricultural Uses of Coal Ash: Strategy, Agronomy, Environment and Health

Chaired by Uri Mingelgrin

8:30 – 9:00 Registration, light refreshments
9:00 – 9:15

OL-EDITED

Opening remarksO. Lulav, National Coal Ash Board (NCAB), Israel [video]
9:15 – 9:25

UM-EDITED

Workshop’s objectivesProf. U. Mingelgrin (Emeritus), Volcani Center, Israel [video]
9:25 – 9:30 Greetings

Chairperson: Prof. Yoram Avnimelech (Emeritus), Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

9:30 – 9:55

AM-EDITED 

Israeli coal ash characterizationDr. A. Metzger, Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) [presentation] [video]
9:55 – 10:20

JA-EDITED  

Market opportunities for coal ash within Australian agricultureDr. J. Aiken, Ash Development Association of Australia (ADAA) [presentation] [video]
10:20 – 10:45 Use of fly ash in agriculture: Indian scenarioDr. V. Kumar, C-Farm, New Delhi, India [presentation] [video- delivered by U. Mingelgrin]
10:45 – 11:10

RR-EDITED

Utilization of alkaline coal ash in the treatment of municipal sludge – Producing agricultural soil amenderProf. R. S. Reimers, Tulane University, Louisiana, USA [presentation] [video]
11:10 – 11:30 Break

Chairperson: Yossi Inbar, former Director General Ministry of Environmental Protection, Israel

11:30 – 11:55

WT-EDITED

Reclaiming the agricultural potential of degraded soils with class F fly ashDr. W. F. Truter, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa [presentation] [video]
11:55 – 12:20

CT-EDITED

Agricultural use of fly ash: Expected benefits and consequencesDr. C. Tsadilas, Hellenic Agricultural Organization, Greece [presentation] [video]
12:20 – 12:45

YC-EDITED

The use of bottom-ash coal-cinder as a major component in growing mediaProf. Y. Chen, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel [presentation] [video]
12:45 – 13:10

EZ-EDITED

Use of coal ash to stabilize sandy soil surfaces by enhancing development of biogenic crustsDr. E. Zaady, Gilat Research Center, Israel [presentation] [video]
13:10 – 14:10 Lunch

Chairperson: Prof. David S. Kosson, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA

14:10 – 14:35

PF-EDITED

Benefits and risks of the use of fly ash in agricultural applicationsDr. P. Fine, Volcani Center, Israel [presentation] [video]
14:35 – 15:00

RK-EDITED

Risk assessment of agricultural applications of coal ashProf. R. Keren, Volcani Center, Israel [presentation] [video]
15:00 – 15:25

GH-EDITED

Radiation exposure from radionuclides of natural origin in agricultural uses of coal ashG. Haquin, Soreq Nuclear Research Center (NRC), Israel [presentation] [video]
15:25 – 15:45 Innovative uses and ideas for research collaboration – open session [video]
15:45 – 16:05 Panel’s comments: Questions to be considered – Prof. U. Mingelgrin Users: A. Zilberman, Ministry Of Agriculture and Rural Development; A. Bosak, South Jodea Growers Regulators: Dr. Y. Baror, Ministry of Environmental Protection; Dr. S. Reicher, Ministry of Health [video]
16:05 – 16:55 Discussion
16:55 – 17:00 Summary of conclusions – Prof. U. Mingelgrin

 

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Shafdan, Revadim

May 28th, 2014

N-Viro, Professional Tour: Producing Facility & Field Observations

Chaired by Pinchas Fine

 

8:30 – 8:45 Registration, light refreshments, Igudan Visitor Center, Shafdan
8:45 – 8:50 Opening remarks – Dr. P. Fine, Volcani Center
8:50 – 9:00 Shafdan Plant – Y. Sela, Igudan
9:00 – 9:10

MC-EDITED

Dan-Viro Plant: Process and product – M. Carmel, Dan Viro [presentation]
9:10 – 9:30 Driven tour to Shafdan Plant – Y. Sela
9:30 – 10:15 Tour to Dan-Viro Plant – L. Abukasis, Dan-Viro
10:15 – 11:00 Ride to Revadim field experiments
11:00 – 12:00 Revadim field experiments – Guides: Dr. P. Fine, Volcani Center; A. Bosak, South Judea Growers
12:00 – 12:30 Ride to South Judea Growers’ office: light refreshments
12:30 – 12:50

PF-EDITED

N-Viro field experiments and observations – Dr. P. Fine, Volcani Center [presentation]
12:50 – 13:10

AB-EDITED

Use of N-Viro as an additive to soil for agricultural applications in practice – A. Bosak, South Judea Growers [presentation]
13:10 – 13:30 Ride to lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch, Kibbutz Revadim
14:30 – 17:30 Tour to archeological sites, Judea plain

 

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NCAB office, Tel Aviv

May 29th, 2014

Environmental Assessment of Agricultural Uses of Coal Ash Uses Using LEAF -

Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework

Co-Chaired by David S. Kosson & Hans van der Sloot

 

8:30 – 8:45 Registration, light refreshments
8:45 – 9:00 Opening remarks – Dr. N. Teutsch, Geological Survey of Israel (GSI)
9:00 – 9:30

HVDS2012

Use of chemical speciation and mass transport models in leaching assessmentDr. H. van der Sloot, HvdS Consultancy, The Netherlands [presentation]
9:30 – 10:00

DK2012

Laboratory to field relationships and recommendations for leaching assessmentsProf. D. Kosson, Vanderbilt University, USA [presentation]
10:00 – 10:25 Break
10:25 – 10:50 Overview/update regarding LEAF methodology and its application to beneficial use in the US – Prof. D. Kosson, Vanderbilt University, USA [presentation]
10:50 – 11:15

NT2012

Data analysis of Israeli fly ash using LeachXSDr. N. Teutsch, GSI [presentation]
11:15 – 11:45 Proposed research: Leaching and phytoavailability of trace elements in soils amended with coal-combustion fly ash treated biosolids – Research Team (LEAF, Task 3 – agriculture) [presentation]
11:45 – 12:45 Discussion – Scientific Advisory Committee
12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 20:00 Tour to Jerusalem

 

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