The Geopolymer Camp 2012, was held on July 9th and 11th at the IUT, University of Picardie, in Saint-Quentin, France. You will find below three Keynote conferences, the list of 24 communications and some photos taken during this event. Eighty-two (82) registered participants coming from 30 countries attended this Geopolymer Camp 2012.
The GeopolymerCamp 2012 spanned 3 days:
Special topic of interest: focussed session Ancient Technologies on Tuesday afternoon:
Monday July 09 afternoon
15:30-18:00: Individual introduction; each GP Camp participant introduces himself: affiliation, main interest, project involvement, etc. (3 min. per person). Preparation of the sessions schedule, groups of interests, themes.
Tuesday July 10:
9:00: Prof. Joseph Davidovits Keynote: State of the Geopolymer R&D, 2012.
10:45-13:00: First session Themes: Geopolymer molecular chemistry, scientific investigations, raw materials. Discussion on editing the Internet WIKIPEDIA page on “geopolymer”.
13:00: Free Sandwich Lunch
14:00 – 16:00:
– Keynote by Ing. Patrik Boura, Czech Development Agency, Prague: “Transition of geopolymer technology from laboratory to semi-industrial level”.
– standardizations of geopolymer processes; creation of Technical Committees (2): introducing the Architect’s Sub-Committee (Jim Neil, banah UK Ltd)
– Second session: Themes: industrial applications (foamed panels, ceramics, high temperature, binders, composites, toxic and radioactive waste containment)
– Focused Session Ancient Technologies, co-chair: Dr. Tomas Hanzlicek, Prague, and Dr. Frederic Davidovits, Geopolymer Institute.
Wednesday July 11:
9:00 – 13:00:
– Keynote by Prof. J.L. Barroso de Aguia, Portugal: Retrofitting, restoration and rehabilitation with geopolymer technologies
–Fourth session: Themes Chair: Dr. Parames Kamhangrittirong, Kasetsart University, Bangkok: building applications, LTGS, bricks, cements, concretes, Eco-building, etc….
13:00: Free Sandwich Lunch
Keynote Conferences in video
State of the Geopolymer R&D 2012
It is a review on what happened in 2011 and the first semester of 2012 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 and Chinese edition
- Geopolymer Terminology vs Cement Terminology: Na-S-Al-H cement-like terminology is an obstacle to fostering innovation
- 2 new geopolymer molecular units
- Al-O-P-O- poly(alumino-phospho) AlPO4-based geopolymer
- Fe-O-Si-O-Al-O-Si-O- poly(ferro-sialate) (Mössbauer spectroscopy)
2) Geopolymer technologies
- Pharmaceutical applications of geopolymer pellets
- Thermostructural fibrous geopolymer composite
- Heated mold for molding organic fibrous composites (15 meters long)
- Coatings and adhesives comprising synthetic geopolymer-epoxy compositions
- Geopolymer binder for recycling waste rockwool, reforming lava spuns into fibers
- Fire rated Aluminum-geopolymer panels
- BASF / PCI geopolymer grout launched in Europe
- First geopolymer binder based on “waterglass” manufactured by waterglass industry
3) Geopolymer Cements / Concretes
- Paving tiles based on steel slag/geopolymer mass-produced in India
- 2012 Rio de Janeiro Summit: CO2 increase
- Costs and carbon emission for geopolymer pastes in comparison to OPC, Australian context
- Why establish 2 universal and user-friendly geopolymer cements, standards for global economy?
- 1) (Na,K,Ca)-fly ash-based geopolymer cement
- 2) (Na,K,Ca)-(ferro-sialate)-based geopolymer cement
- 3) indusctrial hardener in powder form based on geology
4/ Geopolymer and archaeology
- Latest analysis of geopolymer stone (Snefru’s Bent Pyramid)
- Projects on “stand-by” due to polutical situation in Egypt
Special Keynote: geopolymer definition in ‘Wikipedia’ on the Internet
Keynote Patrik Boura, The new semi-industrial products
Session 1: Geopolymer molecular chemistry, scientific investigations, raw materials. Discussion on editing the Internet WIKIPEDIA page on “geopolymer”
- Joseph Davidovits, Geopolymer Institute Saint-Quentin: video Geopolymer for Newcomers, Topic 1 and comments
- Jim Neill, banah UK, N.I., UK: Standardization of Geopolymers
- Joseph Davidovits, Geopolymer Institute Saint-Quentin: Discussion on editing the Internet WIKIPEDIA page on “geopolymer”.
- Lieven Machiels, Y. Pontikes, S. Onisei, L. Pandelaers, L. Cuyvers, D. Geysen, T. Jones, B. Blanpain, Centre for High Temperature Processes and Sustainable Materials Managment, KU Leuven, Belgium: Supercooling of slags: Design of inorganic polymer precursors
Session 2: industrial applications (foamed panels, ceramics, high temperature, binders, composites, toxic and radioactive waste containment)
- Ivana Perna and Thomas Hanzlicek, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic: New abrasive materials based on hybrid geopolymer matrix
- Antoine Laulherre, violin maker, Paris: Geopolymer coating on special wood for music instruments.
- Petr Sulovský, Dept. of Geology, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic: Some research themes in the field of geopolymers
- Joseph Davidovits, Geopolymer Institute Saint-Quentin: thermal properties of geopolymers with different Si:Al ratios.
Session 3: Ancient Technologies
- Thomas Hanzlicek, Ivana Perna and Z. Ertl, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic: Pre-Portland Cements and Geopolymers, Review of the 19.Century experiences
- Frédéric Davidovits, Geopolymer Institute Saint-Quentin: geological origin of the reagents constituting the Roman mortar according to Vitrivius
- Gabe J. Kish, USA : A Geopolymer from the Andes? – An old material with new applications potential.
- Joseph Davidovits, Geopolymer Institute Saint-Quentin: the chemistry of pyramid stones. (video)
- Fuji TV video on pyramids (excerpt).
Session 4: building applications, LTGS, bricks, cements, concretes, Eco-building, etc…
- Jose Aguiar, University of Minho, Portugal: Retrofitting, Restoration and Rehabilitation of Structures with Geopolymers Technologies
- Andrew McIntosh, banah UK, N.I, UK: Development of Geopolymer Cement For Use In Construction.
- M. Bassir Diop, Earth Science Institute, University Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal: Comparing the performances of bricks made with natural clay and clay activated by calcination and addition of sodium silicate.
- Aurélie Favier, G.Habert, J.B.d’Espinose de la Caillerie and N.Roussel, Univ.Paris Est, IFSTTAR, Paris: Rheological behaviour of metakaolin-based geopolymer.
- Miladin Radovic, Matthew Westwick1 and Maricela Lizcano, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA; Effects of Water Content and Si/Al Ratio on the Structure and Thermo-mechanical Properties of Geopolymers.
- Ádám Rácz, Gábor Mucsi and Barnabás Csőke, Institute of Raw Material Preparation and Environmental Process Engineering, University of Miskolc, Hungary: Raw material preparation in geopolymer production with special regards to the grinding
- Gábor Mucsi, Institute of Raw Material Preparation and Environmental Process Engineering, University of Miskolc, Hungary: Effect of mechanical activation of fly ash on geopolymer strength.
- Janos Lakatos, Institut of Chemistry, University of Miskolc, Hungary: Comparison of mobility changing of elements during the pretreatment of the geopolymer raw materials (fly ash grinding).
- Luis Velasquez, CI&D Cementos Progreso SA Guatemala, Central America: Geopolymers, Lab trials and setting control with lime
- Kristoffer Krnel, Zmago Stadler and Tomaž Kosmač, Engineering Ceramics Department Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Fibre reinforced fly ash-based geopolymer composites.
- Arno Keulen, Van Gansewinkel Minerals, PA Waalwijk, Netherlands: Geopolymer binder (slag-based, fly ash-based) and there optimal boundary conditions
- Parames Kamhangrittiron, Center of Building Innovation and Technology Building Technology Division Kasetsart University, Thailand: Syntheis an properties of high calcium fly ash based geopolymer for concrete applications