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

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

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.

Courses

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.  

Research

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)

Abstract 

Prof. Benny Chefetz

Full Professor 

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Education:

1992

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

1998

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.