FOCUSED SESSION 4: Green Technologies, and Joining of Ceramics | The American Ceramic Society

FOCUSED SESSION 4: Green Technologies, and Joining of Ceramics

Session A: Green Technologies

This focused section invites abstracts in the general field of green and sustainable technologies with emphasis on waste derived ceramics as well as new developments of environmental technologies. Of particular interest is the demonstration of experimental or simulation approaches for the fabrication of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites by incorporating previously unutilized waste streams or sources from recycled materials. Session A focuses on the fundamental research regarding waste derived materials science and technologies including solidification/stabilization, combustion, pyrolysis, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, mechanical processing, sintering. The impact of the green technologies on the economy, climate change, and society is also included.

Session B: Joining of Ceramics

The integration of ceramics and ceramic composites is a challenging task due to its limitation on the use of conventional technologies (mechanical joints, riveting, use of bolts). Progress in materials innovation and advanced manufacturing techniques in the field of ceramics and composites pushes the operational boundaries of existing technologies and new technology development. Joining of various similar and dissimilar components is an integral part for the successful implementation of any technology and engineering structure. The joining components may include metallic, ceramic/glass, and composite parts. Long-term thermochemical stability and thermomechanical integrity of joined areas remain a persistent challenge despite careful materials selection of materials and manufacturing techniques. Session B focuses on the fundamentals of ceramics and composites joining for diverse applications including electronics, aerospace, and energy and environment technologies; the status of the state-of-the art joining technologies and the technical challenges; and the R&D directions for the next generation joining technologies.

Proposed session topics:
Session A:
  • Ceramics derived from various waste streams
  • Ceramic raw materials recovery from industrial or food waste
  • Ceramics production from ceramic, plastic, metallic, and natural wastes
  • Incorporation of waste in construction and building materials
  • High-added-value derived products such as aerospace parts, refractories, coatings, glass
  • Environmental technologies
  • Circular economy and climate change associated with ceramics
Session B:
  • Materials design, types, and processing methods for ceramic joining for ambient and extreme environmental applications (brazing, in-situ joining, new adhesives, etc.)
  • Waste derived ceramics for joining technology
  • Role of advanced manufacturing on joining of ceramics and composites
  • Advances in investigation methods and standards for evaluating joined components
  • Self-healing materials for joining of ceramics and composites
  • Future directions of materials innovation and joining technology
Symposium Organizers
  • Henry A. Colorado, Universidad de Antioquia UdeA, Medellin, Colombia
  • Manoj K. Mahapatra, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
  • Surojit Gupta, University of North Dakota, USA
  • Enrico Bernardo, University of Padova, Italy
  • Jorge Barcena, Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Spain
  • Federico Smeacetto, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Juan C. Nino, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
  • Rajiv Asthana, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA
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