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Konstantin Chakalov - CV

Konstantin Ivanov Chakalov

ROMB ltd, Sofia
Phone:(+359 2) 95014040; Fax:(+3592) 95014040

Office:

ROMB ltd, 1Aboba str.
1606 Sofia, Bulgaria

E-mail: konstantinchakalov@yahoo.com; romb_ltd@abv.bg

Born: 08.31.1956, Sofia, Bulgaria

Education: Agronomist of Plant Protection, Msc

Degrees: Magister

Key research topics:
1. Zeolite utilization in agriculture and ecology.
2. Research and development of organo-mineral substrates for growing plants.
3. Research and development of hydroponical solutions and bio-stimulators for vegetables and flower in greenhouses.
4. Preparation of industrial humic content materials.
5. Reclamation and rehabilitation of problem territories.

MSc and phD students: Msc (Consultant) - 2

Administrative responsibilities: Research associate and Head of section Mineralagroenginering NIPRORUDA JSC, Sofia, Bulgaria until 2007 ;
Director research and development sector Plant Protection. ROMB ltd, Sofia - from 2008

Organization membership:
Bulgarian Humic Substances Society (BHSS); International Humic Substances Society (IHSS)

International projects after 2000:

1. Impovement of zeolite effect on polluted soils for better nitrogen and carbon storage. Re-entrustmet contract. NIPRORUDA JSC, Sofia, Bulgaria RITE-NEDO, Kyoto , Japan 2001-2002
2. Impovement of zeolite effect on Flooded soils. Re-entrustmet contract. NIPRORUDA JSC, Sofia, Bulgaria and RITE-NEDO, Kyoto , Japan 2002-2003

Communication Languages: English, Russian

Publications: > 60

Selected papers:

Chakalov K., Popova T., Filcheva E., Mitov K., 2002. Impovement of zeolite effect on polluted soils for better nitrogen and carbon storage. I. Influence of zeolite amendment on oxidation-reduction charges (Eh) in heavy metal and As polluted soils In Proc.: 6th International Conference on the Occurrence.Properties and Utilization of Natural Zeolites. Thessaloniki.GREECE. June 3-7. pp.52-53.

Filcheva E., Popova T., Chakalov K, and Mitov K. 2002. Impovement of zeolite effect on polluted soils for better nitrogen and carbon storage. III. Influence of zeolite amendment on organic carbon storage in heavy metal and As polluted soils In Proc.: 6th International Conference on the Occurrence, Properties and Utilization of Natural Zeolites. Thessaloniki. GREECE. June 3-7. pp.101-102.

Filcheva K., and K.Chakalov, 2002. Soil fertility management with zeolite amendments. I. Effect on carbon sequestration A review. In Proc.: Symp. Agricultural Practices and Policies for carbon Sequestration in Soils CROC-Press LLC, Boston, USA, 2002 pp.229-235.

Chakalov K., T. Popova, K. Mitov, O. Petrov, and E. Filcheva, 2006.A model for the impact of ferritized clinoptilolite on flooded soils. In Proc.: 7th International Conference on the Occurrence, Properties and Utilization of Natural Zeolites.Book of Abstracts Edited by Robert S. Bowman and Susan E. Delap 1621 July 2006 Socorro, New Mexico, USA pp.78-80.

Popova T., K.Chakalov, K. Mitov, and V. Savov, 2006. Characteristics of humic acids product of lignite biotransformation. In Proc.: XXIII International Mineral Processing Congress. Onal G. at al Eds., Istanbul, Turkey, September 3-8,2006 vol.2 pp. 1226-1230.

Chakalov K., T. Popova , Savov V., and Angelova G., 2008. Influence of Humics Containing Materials on Poinsettia Hydroponics. In Proc.: 14th Meeting of IHSS Perminova T., and N. Kulikova eds. From molecular understanding to innovative application of humic substances , Moscow-Saint Peterburg, Russia, September 14-19,2008 ,pp. 627-630 vol.2.

Popova T., K.Chakalov, V. Savov, K. Mitov, and G. Angelova, 2008. Physiological Activity of Humic Substances from Bark Compost. In Proc.: 14th Meeting of IHSS Perminova T., and N. Kulikova eds. From molecular understanding to innovative application of humic substances, Moscow-Saint Peterburg, Russia, September 14-19,2008 , vol.2, pp. 449 452.

Savov V., P. Valchinkova, S. Bratkova, G. Angelova, T. and K. Chakalov, 2009. Effect of Microbial, Enzyme and Humic Substanses on Mineral Nutrition and Grain Quality of Maize Hybrids Kn 509 and Kn M 625 In.: .: XI Jubilee Conference with International Participation 120 years university education in biology and 45 years Faculty of biology biology traditions and challenges, 27 29 May, 2009 . - http://biofac-conference.com

Savov V., Chakalov K., Angelova G., Popova T., Hristova R., 2009. Study of Immobilized Microbial Composition on the Reclamation Process of Heavy Metal Polluted Soils. In: XI Jubilee Conference with International Participation 120 years university education in biology and 45 years Faculty of biology biology traditions and challenges, 27 29 May, 2009 . - http://biofac-conference.com

Gergana A, K. Chakalov, T. Popova and V. Savov, 2009. Influence of Cu, Mn and Zn concentration on the Biotransformation of Humic Substances of Lignite. In: .: XI Jubilee Conference with International Participation 120 years university education in biology and 45 years Faculty of biology biology traditions and challenges, 27 29 May, 2009 . - http://biofac-conference.com

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