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FS1: Geopolymers, Chemically Bonded Ceramics, Eco-friendly, and Sustainable Materials

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Ceramic-like inorganic polymers can be made under low energy conditions such as ambient temperatures and pressures. These materials include aluminosilicates or “geopolymers,” phosphates and other chemically bonded inorganic compounds. The use of waste products or components derived from biological materials as starting compounds or as reinforcements in composites demonstrates the eco-friendly and sustainable nature of these materials. Novel potential applications of such composites include hydrogen storage, water purification, porous materials for CO2 sequestration, thermal insulation, fire resistant building materials, structural ceramic composites reinforced with ceramic, metal or biological reinforcements.


Proposed Session Topics


• Synthesis, processing microstructure


• Waste encapsulation


• Porosity (nano-, meso-, micro-)


• Construction materials


• Mechanical properties, thermal


• Coatings (fire-resistant, shock resistance acid-resistant)


• Other inorganic analogues


• Novel applications


• Composites


• Sustainable materials


• Conversion to ceramics



Symposium Organizers


• Waltraud M. Kriven, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; kriven@illinois.edu


• Kenneth MacKenzie, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


• John L. Provis, University of Sheffield, UK


• Claus H. Rüscher, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany


• Sylvie Rossignol, GEMH-ENSCI, Limoges, France


• Kwesi Sagoe-Crentsil, CSIRO Melbourne, Australia


• Hubert Rahier, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium


• Cengiz Bagci, Hitit University, Turkey


• Flavio de Andrade Silva, Pontificia Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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