Sustainability Seminar, Manhattan, Kansas, USA, January 9-11, 2018

Phytotechnology with Biomass Production
CHE 650 Hazardous Waste Engineering Seminar
January 9-11, 2018
Room 0097 Durland/Fiedler/Rathbone Engineering Building
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506

Tuesday, January 9
8:30 – Soil Quality – Colby Moorberg, KSU
9:40 – Phytoremediation with Biomass Production – Valentina Pidlisnyuk, UJEP
10:50 – Establishing Vegetation in Contaminated Soil – Lawrence Davis, KSU, Noon – Lunch
1:20 – Growing Miscanthus in Contaminated Soil – Kraig Roozeboom, KSU
2:30 – Improving Soil Quality – Nathan Nelson, KSU (Invited)
3:40 – Soil Water Holding Capacity – Gerard Kluitenberg, KSU

Wednesday, January 10
8:30 – Metals in Contaminated Soil – Ganga Hettiarachchi, KSU
9:40 – Organic Contaminants in Soils – Lawrence Davis, KSU
10:50 – Biological Aspects of Soil Ecology – Joseph Trogl, UJEP, Noon – Lunch
1:20 – Nematodes and Other Multicellular Organisms in Contaminated Soil, Tim Todd, KSU and Tatyana Stefanovska, NULE
2:30 – Soil Carbon and Soil Health – Charles Rice, KSU
3:40 – Phytoremediation Using Trees – Charles Barden, KSU

Thursday, January 11
8:30 – Analytical Methods to Monitor Phytoremediation – Ganga Hettiarachchi
9:20 – Bioeconomy Strategy of the European Union with Special Focus on Renewables including Miscanthus – Jirina Jilkova, UJEP
10:10 – Incorporating Miscanthus into Building Materials – John Schlup, KSU
11:00 – Panel on Research Needs – Lawrence Davis (invited) Ganga Hettiarachchi, Valentina Pidlisnyuk, Tatyana Stefanovska, Josef Trogl, and Donghai Wang (KSU), Noon – Lunch
Thursday afternoon – Visits to field sites

Posters are invited
Exhibitors are invited
Sponsors are invited
The NATO project is one of the Sponsors
1 hour of academic credit in CHE 650 is offered through Global Campus
Continuing education credit is offered
Global Soil Partnership update will be included
KSU – Kansas State University
NULE – National University of Life and Environment, Kiev, Ukraine
UJEP – Jan Evangelista Purkyne University, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic



There are many locations in the world where soil is contaminated and remediation is needed. There are other locations where soil quality is poor and processes to improve soil quality would be beneficial. NATO project G4687 “New Phytotechnology for Cleaning Contaminated Military Sites” includes research with Miscanthus production on lands contaminated by past military activities. This NATO project is one of the sponsors of this seminar.

This seminar/workshop/conference includes information on phytoremediation with biomass production; soil quality and how to improve soil quality; physical, chemical and biological features of soils that impact soil quality; soil water holding capacity; metals and organic contaminants in soils; establishing vegetation in contaminated soil; soil ecology including nematodes and other multicellular organisms; soil carbon and soil health; phytoremediation using miscanthus and trees; analytical methods to monitor soil contaminants; economics of soil restoration processes; and incorporating miscanthus into building materials.

The presenters are from Kansas State University, National University of Life and Environment, Kyiv, Ukraine, and Jan Evangelista Purkyne University, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.

To earn 1 credit hour of academic credit for CHE 650, please contact Global Campus at Kansas State University (Email: phone: 1-800-622-2578 or 785-532-5575).

To earn Continuing Education credits, please contact Global Campus at Kansas State University.

This event will be of interest to students in agronomy, geology, landscape architecture, biological and agricultural engineering, chemical engineering and related fields as well as professionals interested in soil health, phytoremediation, bioremediation, miscanthus production, and commercial uses of miscanthus.

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