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American Ceramic Society Bulletin

August 2014 – Vol. 93 No. 6
  • Hidden treasures: Turning food waste into glass

PLUS…

  • Aluminum nitride powder synthesis

  • Flash sintering process maps

  • Annual USGS raw materials report

 


Features

Hidden treasures: Turning food waste into glass

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I.A. Cornejo, S. Ramalingam, J.S. Fish, and I.E. Reimanis

   New research shows glass and glass-ceramics can be made using only mineral content of food waste ash.


Manufacturing of aluminum nitride powder for advanced applications

28

Mohan Ramisetty, Suri Sastri, and Uday Kashalikar

    Production of aluminum nitride powder by direct nitridation or carbothermal reduction and nitridation requires balancing trade-offs between cost, carbon footprint, and properties.


Developing processing maps for implementing flash sintering into manufacture of whiteware ceramics

32

Fabio Trombin and Rishi Raj

    Flash sintering could lead to energy savings payoffs for ceramic manufacturers.


Raw materials report 2014

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   ACerS’s annual report on critical raw materials from the USGS minerals report.


Meetings

MS&T14: Materials Science & Technology 2014

40

3rd International Conference on Electrospinning

46

11th Int’l Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications

48

2015 GOMD–DGG Joint Annual Meeting

49

Glass, gemütlichkeit, and comedy at first DGG-GOMD joint meeting in Germany

50

Departments

News & Trends

3

• Obama administration designates a dozen manufacturing communities to strengthen competitive edge, supply chains
• Corning Glass Research Summit nucleates game plan for glass science research
• Steel-supported, triple-laminated glass attraction offers ‘epic’ view of Chicago
• NIST awards 19 grants to bolster manufacturing, innovation
• DOE accelerates energy research with more than $100M in funding


ACerS Spotlight

8

• Welcome to our newest Corporate Members!
• ACerS president works out MOU with Brazilian Ceramic Society
• ACerS delegates travel to Shanghai
• Calling all potential Emeritus members
• MS&T14 Distinguished Life Member, Senior, Emeritus registration, student stipends, and contests
• Ceramographic Exhibit & Competition entry open
• GPC student travel grants
• Fellows nominations due September 1
• Grads: Free one-year ACerS membership available
• Pittsburgh Section Golf Outing
• Names in the News
• Future Leaders Program provides development for next generation of ACerS leaders
• European Ceramic Society gains relevance as European Union gains strength


Research Briefs

14

• Researchers reveal insights into liquid metal oxide ceramic structures
• Art, science converge in identification of rare iron oxide in ancient Chinese ceramics
• Lasers and plasma combine to create microstructures in glass


Ceramics in Biomedicine

16

• Bioceramics from beer brewing waste may be the key to bone replacements
• Artificial magnetic bacteria may monitor human health


Advances in Nanomaterials

17

• 3D silicon nitride microstructures self-assemble with water


Ceramics in Energy

18

• Lithium–sulfur batteries may drive electric cars into the mainstream
• Solar–wind energy tower to provide clean electricity to Arizona
• Tunable thermal conductivity of lithium cobalt oxide could mean big things for Li-ion batteries


Ceramics in the Environment

20

• Titanium dioxide-coated roof tiles clean the air
• Catching carbon dioxide—material contains greenhouse gas at natural-gas wellheads
• Glass embedded with frit or UV patterns is for the birds
• Bio-concrete roof can turn rain into clean drinking water
• Ceramics as creative and integrative air pollution solutions
• Japan’s ‘disposable’ home culture
• Researchers uncover Pantelleria’s ‘island of glass’ past


Columns

Deciphering the Discipline

56

Sapna Gupta

    Ceramics for energy solutions


Resources

New Products

51

Calendar

52

Classified Advertising

53

Display Advertising Index

55

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