GPCamp 2011

The Geopolymer Camp 2011, was held on July 5th and 6th at the IUT, University of Picardie, in Saint-Quentin, France. You will find below two Keynote conferences, the list of 19 communications and some photos taken during this event.

Keynote Conferences in video

State of the Geopolymer 2011

It is a review on what happened in 2010 and the first semester of 2011 on geopolymer science and applications. In his keynote, Prof. J. Davidovits developed following topics:

1) Geopolymer science

  • Geopolymer Conferences
  • Exponential increase of laboratories and scientific publications
  • Book “Geopolymer Chemistry & Applications” 3rd edition
  • 15 research topics on geopolymer science and technologies
  • Sol-gel processes and metakaolin synthesis

2) Geopolymer technologies

  • BASF introduces geopolymer product for general public
  • Czech scientists develop geopolymer catalyst for automobile
  • F1 racing cars and geopolymer high-tech composite
  • High-temperature structural geopolymer fiber composite
  • Several patents for industrial applications: Inomat,Dow, etc..
  • Applications for medical / pharmaceutical uses.

3) Geopolymer Cements / Concretes

  • Terminology, infringement, legal points in the Internet
  • Long-term durability of geopolymer cement PYRAMENT
  • Lafarge CO2 reduction by 25% compared to geopolymer cements: 65 to 90 % CO2 reduction
  • New standards: ASTM symposium 2012
  • Special GP-cement applications: passive cooling in cities,
  • Energy reduction in ceramic manufacture
  • LTGS bricks and clay-geopolymer (illite based!)

4/ Geopolymer and archaeology

  • Japonese Fuji-TV-show on building the pyramid with agglomerated geopolymer stone, with Prof. Ikeda
  • Two small tunnels (shaft) from Cheops pyramid are prefabricated geopolymer limestone concrete

Dechang JIA, High-temperature geopolymer carbon fiber reinforced composites

Prof. Dechang JIA, Harbin, China, from the Institute for Advanced Ceramic, Harbin Institute of Technology, presented his conference “High-temperature geopolymer carbon fiber reinforced composites and their derived CMC” during the Geopolymer Camp 2011, July 2011 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: Book: Geopolymer Chemistry and Applications. – Geopolymer molecular chemistry, scientific investigations, medicinal applications

  • Joseph Davidovits Geopolymer Institute Presentation of the 3rd edition: Geopolymer Chemistry and Applications.
  • Carsten Künzel, Chris Cheeseman, Luc Vandeperre and Aldo Boccaccini, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College, Department of Materials, Imperial College, Department of Materials, University Nürnberg-Erlangen: An assessment of drying shrinkage in metakaolin-based geopolymers.
  • Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah, Prof Dr Kamarudin Hussin, Prof Dr Mohammed Bnhussain, Assoc Prof Che Mohd Ruzaidi Ghazali, UniversiC Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Malaysia, King Abdul Aziz City Science & Technology (KACST), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Geopolymer at UniMAP.
  • Dimitrios Panias, I. Gianopoulou, I. Douni, K. Sakkas, G.M. Tsaousi, National Technical University of Athens, School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Laboratory of Metallurgy: Research Group on Geopolymerization Engineering.
  • Erik G. Søgaard, Camilla G. Sønderby, Morten E. Simonsen, Aalborg University, Denmark: Synthesis and Charaterization of Silicate Polymers.
  • Tomáš Hanzlíček and Ivana Perná, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic: Occurrence of fibers in partially formed Ca-K geopolymers.

Session 2: AlPO4 geopolymers; raw materials,

  • Christine Pelegris, Claudia COGNE, Laboratoire des Technologies Innovantes, I.U.T, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Saint-Quentin: AlPO4 Geopolymer Synthesis routes, Potential applications.
  • Ivana Perná and Tomáš Hanzlíček, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic: Utilization of bio-mass ashes.
  • Gilles Franceschini, ArcelorMittal Company, France: ArcelorMittal by-products management (blast-furnace slag + others).

Session 3: industrial applications (foamed panels, ceramics, high temperature, binders, composites, toxic and radioactive waste containment)

  • Ivana Perná and Tomáš Hanzlíček, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic: Utilization of bio-mass ashes as sliding material.
  • Dechang Jia, Peigang He, Institute for Advanced Ceramics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, P.R. China: Thermal evolution and crystallization behavior of K/Cs activated aluminosilicate geopolymer.
  • G. Korç, F. Kara, A.Kara, M. Vicent, K.G. Süzük, T. Seiffarth, Anadolu Universitesi, Eskişehir, Turkey: Eco Friendly Ceramic Tile Development by geopolymerization.
  • P. Boura and Z. Ertl, Czech Development Agency (ČRA), Prague, Czech Republic: Geopolymers in semi-industrial and industrial production.

Session 4: building applications, LTGS, bricks, cements, concretes, CO2 mitigation, Global Warming.

  • Joseph Davidovits Geopolymer Institute, Geopolymer Cement: a review.
  • Andrew McIntosh, banah UK, Northern Ireland, UK: Development of a geopolymer cement for use in construction.
  • Muhd Fadhil Nuruddin, Civil Engineering Department Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia: Self Compacting Geopolymer Concrete:Issues and Options.
  • Nguyen Anh Duong Department of Glass and Ceramics, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic : Influence of water on geopolymer mortars on the basis of Czech fly ashs.
  • Parames Kamhangrittirong, Center of Building Innovation and Technology, Building Technology Division, Faculty of Architecture, Kasetsart University, Thailand: Construction material development using fly ash based geopolymer.
  • Christo M. Costerus, MPI Materialprüfinstitut Hellberg GmbH, Adendorf, Germany: Rheological improvement and water reduction with the MPI – Concrete mixing system..