Charles Ochola

Charles Ochola

President - National Slag Association

Charles Ochola PhD., is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) with over a decade of experience in environmental protection measures, human health and risk assessment, environmental policy, and environmental regulations.

Charles has in the past conducted research that included the development of nano-materials for subsurface remediation, the Identification of new and innovative applications for industrial co-products and by products and he has also investigated the toxicity of nano-Zero Valent Iron on living cells.

He has published numerous papers in Environmental and Engineering publications related to the reuse of industrial co-products and by-products and has served as a Guest Editor for the International Journal of Environmental Waste Management.  Charles has been a reviewer for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and has also consulted on various projects for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Department of Energy, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance.

Charles’ educational background consists of a PhD: Environmental Engineering, a Master’s: Civil and Environmental Engineering both from Lehigh University and a Bachelors: Physics from East Stroudsburg University.

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Cord Heine – Slag Utilization in Concrete and Asphalt at Nucor Steel Auburn, Inc
Zayd Sufyan – Building Relationships Through Slag
Deborah Proctor – Updated Health Risk Assessment of EAF Carbon Steel Slag
Lianna Miller – Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for Slag
John Yzenas Jr. – Construction Aggregate Product Category Rule (PCR)
Mel Schindler – Wheel Loader Coupler Uses in Your Operation
Constantino Lannes – Innovative and Safer Methods for Drop Ball
Greeshma Gadikota – Integrated Reuse and Co-Utilization of Slag, Sludge and Dust with Inherent Heavy Metal Capture and Nanoscale Calcium Carbonate Production as an Enhanced Fluxing Agent in Steel Plants
Rock Vitale – Chromium Chemistry with Focus on Measurement in Slag Material
Chad Rhude – Enhancing Safety and Productivity Through Remote-Control and Tele-Operation
Alex Brand – A Novel Method to Measure CO2 Uptake: Application to Steel Slags
Rob Wark – Reduction of Labor Cost and Fuel Consumption Through the Implementation of Premium Engineered Wear Resistant Liner Systems
Bora Cetin – Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Leachate from Air Cooled Blast Furnace Slag Materials
David Dessureault – Evaluation of the Durability of EAF-C Steel Slag Utilizing Various Methodologies
Dan Petricini – Your Slag Pot an Engineered Asset
Craig Heidrich – Standard Specification for Low Carbon Concrete using Fly Ash and Slag
Charles Ochola – A review on the current state of the slag Industry, challenges faced, and steps being taken to address these challenges
Slag Runner – June 2022
Characterization of Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) Steel Slag for Unbound Applications
COVID Facts
NSA Vaccine Letter
Safety Committee – Communication on COVID-19
Asphalt Magazine – World’s Strongest Intersection Leaves Teenage Years Behind
Slag Runner – May 2019
SLAG-A Green Product
Utilization of Steel Slag to Remediate Acid Mine Drainage
IRON and STEEL SLAGS — NON-HAZARDS
Sudden Stops and starts don’t bother Illinois Tollway Plaza”
Slag Used in Unique Designs for Highway Base over Very Soft Sub-Soil
Michigan Tests Reconfirm Superior Friction Qualities of Steel-Industry’ Slags
Steel Slag Required on Illinois State Toll Highway
The Polishing Resistance of Selected Slag Aggregates”, Hegmon & Ryan, Report No. S37