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The Robert  H Smith Faculty
of Food, Agriculture and Environment
P.O. Box 12  Rehovot 76100 

tel: 972-8-9489340
fax: 972-8-9475181



M.Sc. students

Tali Ilani (2002-2004) Interactions of Hydrophobic Organic Pollutants with Dissolved Organic Matter from Treated Wastewater.

Adi Oren (2002-2005) Sorption of hydrophobic organic contaminants to sediments of the Kishon River.

Orna Dorot (2001-2006) Sorption of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to structural fractions of Olive leaf cuticle.


71018: Fundamentals of Soil Science

Instructor: Prof. Benny Chefetz

Course Level: undergraduate
Course Description: Soil as a dynamic system. Soil-plant relationship. Processes and states of compounds, elements and nutrients in the soil. Organic matter in soils. Soil carbonates. The soil as a colloidal system; the soil as a porous system. Soil-water relationship. Flow of water - laboratory and field. Soil aeration. Soil and environmental quality.  


Dissolved organic matter fractionation and pollutant interactions in soils irrigated with reclaimed wastewater 

PIs: Benny Chefetz, Myrna Simpson (University of Toronto) and Edward G. Gregorich (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada)


Prof. Benny Chefetz

Full Professor 

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment



B.Sc. Agr. (Magna Cum laude) at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Soil Sciences.


Ph.D. at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Dept. of Soil and Water Sciences. Thesis: Transformation of organic matter during composting of municipal solid waste. Supervisors: Prof. Yona Chen and Prof. Yitzhak Hadar.