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



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 natural 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 and biocidal activity, porous materials for CO2 sequestration, thermal insulation, fire resistance, building materials, structural ceramic composites.


Preliminary Speaker Session


Proposed Session Topics

  • Synthesis, processing microstructure
  • Porosity (nano-, meso-, micro-)
  • Mechanical properties, thermal shock resistance
  • Other inorganic analogues
  • Composites
  • Conversion to ceramics
  • Waste encapsulation
  • Construction materials
  • Coatings (fire resistant, acid resistant)
  • Novel applications
  • Sustainable materials

Session Organizers

  • Waltraud M. Kriven, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, +1 (217) 333-5258
  • 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, France
  • Kwesi Sagoe-Crentsil, CSIRO Melbourne, Australia
  • Hubert Rahier, Vrije Universiteit, Belgium
  • Christina Leonelli, University of Modena, Italy

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