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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 alumino-silicates 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.


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 

Symposium Organizers

  • Waltraud M. Kriven, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Kenneth MacKenzie, Victoria Univ. of Wellington, New Zealand
  • John L. Provis, Univ. of Sheffield, UK
  • Claus H. Rüscher, Leibniz Univ. of Hannover, Germany
  • Sylvie Rossignol, GEMH-ENSCI, Limoges, France
  • Kwesi Sagoe-Crentsil, CSIRO Melbourne, Australia
  • Hubert Rahier, Vrije Universiteit, Brussel, Belgium
  • Cengiz Bagci, Hitit Univ., Turkey


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