GPCamp 2010

The Geopolymer Camp 2010, was held on July 7th and 8th at the IUT, University of Picardie, in Saint-Quentin, France. You will find below three Keynote conferences, the list of 9 small communications and photos taken during this event.

Keynote Conferences in video

State of the Geopolymer 2010

It is a review on what happened in 2009 and the first semester of 2010 on geopolymer science and applications. In his keynote, Prof. J. Davidovits developed following topics:
1) Geopolymer science

  • exponential increase of scientific publications
  • Geopolymer Conferences
  • Book “Geopolymer Chemistry & Applications” (first Chinese translation)
  • Support from the American Ceramic Society
  • French Members of Parliament recommend R&D on Geopolymer Chemistry

2) Geopolymer technologies

  • Suppliers for metakaolin MK-750 and blast furnace slag
  • Introduction by the Australian CSIRO of HIPS fire resistant coating
  • Introduction by the world company Schlumberger of the geopolymer cement EverCrete for Carbon Dioxide storage.
  • Same research funded by American DOE
  • Several patents for industrial applications: Airbus, CEA, etc..
  • Applications for Work of Art restoration.

3) Geopolymer Cements / Concretes

  • European Cement industry delocates because of CO2 issue: Grinding Terminals in European harbors
  • TechBrief from American Department of Transportation recommends geopolymer concrete
  • Bridge deck made of geopolymer concrete and composite (Wagners CFT, Australia)
  • Radioactivity of fly ashes, and environmental issue
  • Article published by the American magazine Wired

4/ Geopolymer and archaeology

  • Support by MIT’s scientists of pyramid agglomerated stone theory
  • Oldest geopolymer artefact: 25000 year old terra-cotta Venus
  • Oldest geopolymer cement coating: 3500 year old coating for drinkable water cisterns in Egypt

Ch. KAPS, Geopolymer Formation via Metaclays and using Ferrihydrite

Prof. Christan Kaps, Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, gave a conference titled “Geopolymer Formation via Metaclays and using Ferrihydrite” at the Geopolymer Camp 2010, in July 2010 at Saint-Quentin, France.

T. Hanzlicek, Sculpture and architecture restoration with geopolymers

Tomas HANZLICEK, Prague, Czech Rep, from the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Academy of Science, presented his conference “The Geopolymer Composition for Restoration, Construction and Substitution” during the Geopolymer Camp 2010, July 2010 in Saint-Quentin, France.


Download and read the presentations given in front of the Geopolymer Camp attendance. Click here to access to the files.


Small communications

Session 1: geopolymer molecular chemistry, raw materials, scientific investigations.

  • Ivana Perná, Tomáš Hanzlíček, and Zdeněk Ertl, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic: Utilization of biomass ashes.
  • S. Onisei, Y. Pontikes, G. N. Angelopoulos, Dept. of Engineering and Management for Elaboration of Metallic Materials, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania, Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Katholieke University of Leuven, Belgium, Laboratory of Materials and Metallurgy, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Rio, Greece: Alkali Activation of Lead Slag for building Materials Production.
  • Pre De Silva, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia, The Role of Al2O3, SiO2 and Na2O on the Amorphous-Crystalline Phase Transformation in Geopolymer Systems.

Session 2: industrial applications (foamed panels, ceramics, high temperature, binders, composites, toxic and radioactive waste containment)

  • Hanzlicek T., Perná I., Steinerova M., Straka P, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic: Inhibition of Spent Ion Exchangers in Geopolymer Matrix.
  • Carolin Wallenhorst, ASK Chemicals, Hilden, Germany: Industrial Application, Foundry Business.

Session 3: building applications, LTGS, bricks, cements, concretes, CO2 mitigation, Global Warming.

  • Petr Hlaváček and Vít Šmilauer, CTU in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Republic: Micromechanical analysis of alkali activated fly ashes.
  • Muhd Fadhil Nuruddin, Civil Engineering Department Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia: Geopolymer Concrete based on Fly Ash and Rice Huls Ash.
  • G. Habert (LCPC, Paris) J.B. d’Espinose (ESPCI, Paris) N. Roussel (LCPC, Paris), Geopolymer-Based Concretes: Environmental Impacts of Current Research Trends.
  • Carlos Montes, Erez Allouche, Trenchless Technology Center, Louisiana Tech University, USA: Geopolymer Coating for the Rehabilitation of Concrete-based Wastewater Collection Systems.