Recent Literature in Geopolymer Science and Technology

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  • Updated list of publications from the Geopolymer Research Group, Wellington, New Zealand, MacKenzie et al. (1999-2007). See the list New Zealand Geopolymer Group
  • Use of Inorganic Polymer to Improve the Fire Response of Balsa Sandwich Structures, James Giancaspro, P. N. Balaguru, and Richard E. Lyon, J. Mat. in Civ. Engrg., Volume 18, Issue 3, pp. 390-397 (May/June 2006).
  • Geopolymers with the Potential for Use as Refractory Castables, Dan S Perera and Rachael L Trautman, AZojomo (ISSN 1833-122X) Volume 2, January 2006. Download here
  • The Proceedings of Geopolymer 2005 World Congress, 4th Int. Conference on geopolymers, Edited by J. Davidovits, Geopolymer Institute, France 2006. See the table of content.
  • Development of silicate-based cement from glassy alkaline volcanic rocks: interpretation of preliminary data related to chemical-mineralogical composition of geologic raw materials.(Paper in Spanish), Gimeno D., Davidovits J., Marini C., Rocher P., Tocco S. and al., BOL. SOC. ESP. CERAM. VIDRIO, Vol. 42, PP 69-78 (2003)
  • Chemical optimisation of the compressive strength of aluminosilicate geopolymers synthesised by sodium silicate activation of metakaolinite, Rowles M. and O’Connor B., J.MATER. CHEM., Vol 13, PP 1161-1165 (2003).
  • Fire-resistant geopolymer produced by granulated blast furnace slag, Cheng T.W.and Chiu J.P., MINERALS ENGINEERING, Vol 16, PP 205-210 (2003)
  • The Proceedings of Geopolymers 2002, 3rd International Conference on geopolymers, Edited by Grant C. Lukey Dept. of Chem. Eng., Univ. of Melbourne, Australia 2002. See the table of content .
  • For scientific papers published by the J. Van Deventer geopolymer research group at the university of Melbourne, Australia see Melbourne Papers .
  • Synthesis and physico-chemical characterization of a polysialate-hydroxyapatite composite for potential biomedical application, Zoulgami M., Lucas-Girot A., Michaud V., Briard P., Gaudé J. and Oudadesse H., EUR.PHYS.J. AP 19, PP 173-179 (2002).
  • Development of a sorbent for Radium with high sorption capacity (paper in German: Entwicklung und Praxiseinsatz eines hocheffizienten selektiven Sorbens für Radium), Kunze C., Hermann E., Griebel E., Kießig G., Dullies F. and Schreiter M., WASSER-ABWASSER, Vol 143, Nr 7-8, PP 572-577 (2002).
  • The Proceedings of Géopolymère ‘99, 2nd International Conference on geopolymers, Editors J. and R. Davidovits, C. James, Geopolymer Institute 1999, 32 articles. See the table of content.
  • Flexural Fatigue Properties of an Inorganic Matrix-Carbon Fiber Composite, Foden, A, Balaguru, P.N., Lyon, R, and Davidovits, J, 42nd SAMPE Symp., Vol 42, PP. 1945-1954 (1997).
  • Fire-resistant Aluminosilicate Composites, Lyon, R, Balaguru, P.N., Foden A, Sorathia U., Davidovics, M. and Davidovits, J, FIRE AND MATERIALS, Vol. 21, PP. 67-73 (1997)
  • Toxic Metals Immobilisation; PART I. Theory and Applications, Van Jaarsveld J.G.S., Van Deventer J.S.J., and Lorenzen L, MINERALS ENGINEERING, Vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 659-669 (1996)
  • Fire Response of Geopolymer Structural Composites, Lyon, R, REPORT DOT/FAA/AR-TN95/22, Federal Aviation Administration, January 1996
  • High Temperature Inorganic Resin For Use in Fiber Reinforced Composites, Foden, A, Balaguru, P.N., Lyon, R, and Davidovits, J, ICCI’96, Fiber Composites in Infrastructure, Tuscon, USA, PP. 166-177 (1996)
  • Fire Response of Geopolymer Structural Composites, Lyon, R, Sorathia U., Balaguru, P.N., Foden, A, Davidovics, M. and Davidovits, J, ICCI’96, Fiber Composites in Infrastructure, Tuscon, USA, PP. 972-981 (1996)
  • Recent Progresses in Concretes for Nuclear Waste and Uranium Waste Containment, Davidovits, J, CONCRETE INTERNATIONAL, Vol. 16, N°12, PP. 53-58 (1994)
  • Geopolymers: Man-Made Rock Geosynthesis and the Resulting Development of Very Early High Strength Cement, Davidovits, J, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS EDUCATION, PP. 91-137, Vol. 16, N°2&3 (1994)
  • High Alkali Cements for 21st Century Concretes, Davidovits, J., CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY, PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE, P.K. MEHTA ED., PP. 383-397, AMERICAN CONCRETE INSTITUTE, DETROIT, SP-144 (1994).
  • Global Warming Impact on the Cement and Aggregates Industries, Davidovits, J., WORLD RESOURCE REVIEW, PP.263-276, Vol. 6, N°2 (1994).
  • Geopolymer Cements to minimize Carbon-dioxide greenhouse-warming, Davidovits, J., CERAMIC TRANSACTIONS, VOL. 37 (1993), CEMENT-BASED MATERIALS: PRESENT, FURURE, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS, M. MOUKWA & AL. EDS., PP. 165-182; AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY.
  • Microwave Processing of Geopolymer-Cement based Waste Forms, Davidovits, J, Schmitt, R.E., and Friehmelt, V.,,CERAMIC TRANSACTIONS, VOL. 36 (1993), MICROWAVES: THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MATERIALS PROCESSING II, D.E. CLARK & AL. EDS., PP. 61-72; AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY.
  • CO2-Greenhouse Warming: what future for Portland Cement? Davidovits J., EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES ON CEMENT AND CONCRETE IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT. SYMPOSIUM, 1993-03-10, CHICAGO IL SKOKIE, IL: PCA, USA, 1993, 21 P., SYM.147
  • New Confinement Concepts based on geopolymeric materials, Davidovits, J., GEOLOGY AND CONFINEMENT OF TOXIC WASTES, M.ARNOULD AND M. BARRèS, EDS. INT. SYMPOSIA; A.A. BALKEMA, ROTTERDAM; P. 499-504 (1993)
  • Geopolymers: inorganic polymeric new materials, Davidovits J, J. THERM. ANAL. (JTHEA9,03684466); 91; VOL.37 (8); PP.1633-56 (1991)
  • Geopolymer: ultrahigh-temperature tooling material for the manufacture of advanced composites, Davidovits J; Davidovics M, 36th SAMPE Symp. (ISSEEG,08910138); 91; VOL.36 (2); PP.1939-49 (1991)
  • Geopolymer inorganic resins. Their uses in the composite industry, Davidovits J; Davidovics M; Orlinski J, COMPOSITES (Paris); ISSN 0754-0876VOL. 31, pp. 76-89 (1991)

Other interesting publications on the same topic of aluminosilicate polymers

We recommand following recent papers published in 1996-1997 by a research group at Free University of Brussels (V.U.B.), Belgium. These papers confirm the presence of a polymeric structure for aluminosilicates of the geopolymeric type. These papers are excellent for there scientific content but do not deserve any further consideration for there lack of any reference to the scientific papers nor to the numerous issued patents published by Joseph Davidovits and listed in the CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS databank. One of the authors of these papers, Prof. J. WASTIELS, worked with geopolymeric binders supplied by the company Géopolymère (Pont-Ste Maxence, France) and also presented a paper at the First European Conference on Geopolymer, GEOPOLYMER ‘88, 1998, Université de Technologie, Compiègne, France, paper titled: “Composites with Mineral Matrix in Low Energy Construction”, by G. Patfoort and J. Wastiels, in GEOPOLYMER ‘88, J. Davidovits and J. Orlinski Eds.., Volume 2, Paper nr 16, pp. 215-221, 1988. The presentation abstract of this paper, Session D Nr27 (see in GEOPOLYMER ‘88, page 11) reads as follows: “On March 31, 1987, French President Francois Mitterand laid the foundation stone of the new University of Technology at Sevenans, France. This foundation stone was man-made, more precisely had been geopolymerised at 55°C, in our laboratories [at V.U.B.]. Our involvement with geopolymeric reactions goes back to 1982 when we started a collaboration with Prof. J. Davidovits and the Geopolymer Institute. A series of low cost composites for low energy construction are being developed at Vrije Universitet Brussels, starting from aluminosilicates. Geopolymerisation reaction can take place at atmospheric pressure and at low temperatures (between room temperature and 100°C), so that a low amount of energy is used for production. Applications are expected to be found in low cost housing, using locally available raw materials, and more generally in composite materials with geopolymeric matrix”.

  • Rahier H., Van Mele B., Biesemans.M., Wastiels J. and Wu X., Low-temperature synthesized aluminosilicate glasses Part I, J. Material Sciences, 31 (1996) 71-79.
  • Rahier H., Van Mele B., Wastiels J., Low-temperature synthesized aluminosilicate glasses Part II, J. Material Sciences, 31 (1996) 80-85.
  • Rahier H., Simons W., Van Mele B., Biesemans.M., Low-temperature synthesized aluminosilicate glasses Part III, J. Material Sciences, 32 (1997) 2237-2247.