GP-Camp 2015

The Geopolymer Camp 2015, was held on July 6th to 8th at the INSSET, University of Picardie, in Saint-Quentin, France. You will find below two Keynote conferences, the list of short communications and some photos taken during this event.

PROGRAMME

The GeopolymerCamp 2015 spanned 3 days:

Special topic of interest: Tutorial-Workshop on Monday July 6.

Monday July 06, 2015 TUTORIAL

08:30-10:00: Registration to TUTORIAL
10:00-13:00: Workshop with Laboratory demonstrations involving standard recipes.
13:00-14:00: Sandwich Lunch
14:00-17:00: Short Courses + Workshop (Coffee-break 15:45-16:15)

15:30-18:00: Registration to GEOPOLYMER CAMP

Tuesday July 07, 2015, GEOPOLYMER CAMP

9:00-9:30: Individual messages from the participants (1-2 minutes)
9:30:10:30: Keynote by Joseph Davidovits: State of the Geopolymer R&D, 2015 with special emphasis on recent developments.
10:30-11:00: Coffee break
First session: at 11:00
Themes: geopolymer molecular chemistry; raw materials, scientific investigations.
Why AAM are not Geopolymers, video (21 min.)
– Karolína Borůvková, The modification of the surface in order to reduce the formation of efflorescence.
– Lee Wei-Hao, Development of Geopolymer in Taipei Tech, Taiwan
– Ramani R V, Kiran Global Chems, India: Development of water glass industry and Alacrete geopolymer concrete.

13:00: Free Sandwich Lunch

14:00-14:45: Keynote by Henk Nugteren, TU Delft, Netherlands: Geopolymer coating of bacteria-containing granules for use in self-healing concrete.
Second session: at 14:45
Themes: industrial applications (foamed panels, ceramics, high temperature, binders, composites, toxic and radioactive waste containment)

– Joseph Davidovits,: Environmental implications of Geopolymers;
– Excerpt : Elsevier-Geopolymer Institute Virtual Journal on Geopolymer Science;
– Radioactive waste containment + video;

16:00-16:30: Coffee break
– Thomas Scheiblauer, Are fireproof geopolymer matrix based syntactic foams feasible?
– Garrison CK Chau, Potential applications of geopolymer technologies in Hong Kong
– Jason Learned, High-temperature resistant geopolymer pizza oven

Wednesday July 08:

9:00 – 9:45: Keynote: Dr. N.P. Rajamane /Dr. N. Jeyalakshmi, SRM University, India: Development of Geopolymer cements/concretes in India.
Third session at 9:45
Themes: building applications, eco-construction, LTGS, bricks, cements, concretes, CO2 mitigation, Global Warming.
– Supphatuch Ukritnukun, Durability of Slag/fly ash-based Geopolymer Cement in Different Sulphate Environments
– Linda Monfardini, Experimental study on geopolymer concrete: structural applications
10:30-11:00: Coffee break
– Ng Serina, Our R&D projects at SINTEF Trondheim, Norway
– Wolfram Marwik, Ecocity project part II – Continuation, possibilities, environment & building materials
– Stefan Backa, Building a summer house out of environmentally sound material
– Emmanuel Olivi, A contribution to spreading the Geopolymer knowledge
– Rodney Hirsch, Building from local materials in the Desert

13:00 Free Sandwich Lunch + Panels – Groups – Discussions until 15:30

Keynote Conferences in video

State of the Geopolymer R&D 2015 Keynote by Joseph Davidovits.

It is a review on what happened in 2014 and the first semester of 2015 on geopolymer science and applications. In his keynote, Prof. J. Davidovits developed following topics:

1) Geopolymer science

  • Exponential increase of laboratories and scientific publications
  • Creation with Elsevier of the Virtual Journal on Geopolymer Science
  • Report on Geopolymer WEBINARs 2014: The basics of geopolymer science
  • Geopolymers are inorganic macromolecules, polymers, not alkali-activation.
  • Clarifying Statement: history of geopolymer development vs. alkali-activation by Glukhovsky.
  • State of the 15 Research topics on geopolymer science
  • The manufacture of geopolymer cements: evolution since 1983-1985 of geopolymer cement formulation, diminution of K-silicate from 50% by weight to 14% by weight.
  • Geopolymer concrete: Brisbane Wellcamp airpot made of Geopolymer Concrete
  • Radioactive and Nuclear Waste: Fukushima clean up with geopolymer

2) Geopolymer technologies

  • Geopolymer components through 3D printing.
  • Foundry sand core application (video).

3) Geopolymer Cements / Concretes

  • Miliken launched a new product, GeoSpray, a special mortar and grout for infrastructure rehabilitation.
  • Wagners new Brisbane Wellcamp Airport involving 70,000 tonnes of geopolymer concrete EFC.
  • Why did it take so long: standards for geopolymer cement/concrete, Australian AS 3600, USA ASTM C1157

Keynote by Henk Nugteren, TU Delft, The Netherlands: Geopolymer coating of bacteria-containing granules for use in self-healing concrete.

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Papers, communications

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

  • Karolína Borůvková and Iva Du1ová,Technical University of Liberex, Czech Republic, Hyfrophobic tratment of the surface in order to reduce the formation of efflorescence.
  • Lee Wei-Hao, National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei), Development of Geopolymer in Taipei Tech, Taiwan
  • Ramani R V, Kiran Global Chems, India: Sodium silicate… to Geopolymer.

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

  • Joseph Davidovits, Geopolymer Institute Saint-Quentin:
    • Environmental implications of Geopolymers;
    • Elsevier-Geopolymer Institute Virtual Journal on Geopolymer Science;
    • Radioactive waste containment
  • Thomas Scheiblauer, Thomas Scheiblauer architecture, Vienna, Austria: Are fireproof geopolymer matrix based syntactic foams feasible?
  • Garrison CK Chau, Construction & Building Materials Nano & Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI), Hong Kong, China: Potential applications of geopolymer technologies in Hong Kong
  • Jason Learned, High-temperature resistant geopolymer pizza oven

Session 3: building applications, LTGS, bricks, cements, concretes, Eco-building, etc.

  • Keynote by N.P. Rajamane and N. Jeyalakshmi, SRM University, India: Development of Geopolymer cements/concretes in India
  • Supphatuch Ukritnukun, UNSW University, Australia: Durability of Slag/fly ash-based Geopolymer Cement in Different Sulphate Environments
  • Linda Monfardini, University of Brescia, Italy:Experimental study on geopolymer concrete: structural applications
  • Ng Serina, SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Trondheim, Norway: Our R&D projects at SINTEF
  • Wolfram Marwik, Switzerland: Ecocity project part II – Continuation, possibilities, environment & building materials
  • Stefan Backa, Norway: Building a summer house out of environmentally sound material
  • Emmanuel Olivi, France: A contribution to spreading the Geopolymer knowledge
  • Rodney Hirsch, Israel: Building from local materials in the Desert
  • Andrew McIntosh, banah UK, N.I, UK: banahCEM Geopolymer Binder System
  • Lieven Machiels, Lukas Arnout, Elise François, Roberto Murillo, Yiannis Pontikes, K. University Leuven, Belgium: Geopolymer cement from vitreous precursors – pilot scale testing of paver production

Panels + Groups

Photos Gallery