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The Robert  H Smith Faculty
of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Herzl 229  Rehovot 7610001

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Prof. Amos Banin

Professor Banin passed away in July 2021

Columbia Foundation Professor of Soil and Water Sciences, Emeritus


1961 - M. Sc. (With honors) in Soil Science from Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
1965 - Ph.D. in Soil Science from Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research Interests:

Physical-chemistry and technology of soils and clays; plant-soil relationships; the role of soils in the global planetary processes of Earth and the other planets.

Wastewater reclamation and reuse: Redox processes, effects on soil geochemistry.

Soil pollution by heavy metals; dynamics of trace-elements in soils.

Long-term soil deterioration processes, involving salinity and sodicity in arid-zones.

Surface acidity of clays and soils.

The soils of Mars.