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.

2023 Technical Committee Presentation
2023 Safety Committee Presentation
2023 Operations Committee Presentation
2023 Marketing Committee Presentation
2023 Allied Member Presentation
MaryEllen Griffin – Keep Calm and Embrace Change
Thomas Reich – Transformation of the Steel Industry and Implications for the Slag Value Chain
Rock Vitale – Testing Data from the Measurement of Hexavalent Chromium in Representative Steel Slags
Michael Telischak – Carbon-Negative Concrete Production Using Steel Slag
Kevin Kees Frank Stowesand – Thermographic Slag-Pot Monitoring System (SMS)
Kenyarda Edwards – OSHA Statistics and Hazards
Deb Proctor – Updated Human Health Risk Assessment for EAF Slag
Ryan Hyatt – Drones and Image Capture Technology in the Slag Industry
Len Lawrence – SEEN Anti Collision Safety Device
Kevin Rohlwing – Improving Tire Safety and Performance
Justin Ganschow – My Brain Made Me Do It
John Yzenas – PCR EPDs – Status and Updates
Jessica Lewis Isaac Howard – Mississippi State University
Jerimi Yost – Safety Culture – The Root Cause of Workplace Safety Incidents
Christof Mikat Shane Babbit Paul Diaz – Hot Box Process
Cameron Evans Oliver Schwarz – Introducing Bulk as the North American Partner for Tii Kamag
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
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
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
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