GPCamp 2018

The Geopolymer Camp 2018, was held on July 9th to 11th at the Campus of the University of Picardie, in Saint-Quentin, France. You will find below four Keynote conferences, the list of short communications and some photos taken during this event.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Geosil®: Silicate binders and hardeners for geopolymeric systems

The Geosil® product line are the first aqueous silicate solutions specifically designed for geopolymerization. In addition, Woellner supplies a wide range of additives to help you achieve your desired properties.

Pyromeral Systems: High-temperature resistant composites 

Pyromeral Systems develops and manufactures advanced materials and composite parts for applications requiring resistance to high temperatures or fire barrier. Our unique technologies based on innovative geopolymers are designed for continuous exposure to temperatures as high as 1000°C. They provide convenient, lightweight and durable solutions for industrial processes, motorsports and aerospace applications. Pyromeral Systems brings a smart alternative when conventional composites, metals or ceramics fail to deliver the desired performance.

Special thanks to: AVENSO (Avenir Energies Solutions) with Dominique BRUCH

Keynote Conferences in video

State of the Geopolymer R&D 2018
Keynote by Joseph Davidovits.

This video lasts 47 min, a 130 MB file. Click on the icon on the right to watch it fullscreen.

It is a review on what happened in 2017 and the first semester of 2018 on geopolymer science and applications. In his keynote, Prof. J. Davidovits developed following topics:

  • Celebrating the 10th Geopolymer Camp
  • Geopolymer in the global economy
  • List of 35 real world geopolymer commercial applications
  • 3 Research topics:
    • Geopolymer with acidic medium
    • Geopolymer as a Nano materials
    • Computer science proves the polymeric characteristics of geopolymers
  • Ancient geopolymers in South American monuments: exploring the sites of Tiwanaku and Pumapunku in Bolivia

 

KEYNOTE “GEOPOLYMER AS A NANO MATERIAL”
by PROF. Dong-Kyun Seo, School of Molecular Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA:
Nanoaggregates synthesis from low temperature geopolymerization process.

This video lasts 28 min, a 66 MB file. Click on the icon on the right to watch it fullscreen.

 

KEYNOTE “NANO MATERIALS IN GEOPOLYMER CONCRETE”
by Dr. Tomi Nissinen, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute, Hong Kong:
Production of geopolymer foam with addition of nanoparticles.

This video lasts 27 min, a 65 MB file. Click on the icon on the right to watch it fullscreen.

 

FOCUS ON “3D PRINTING OF GEOPOLYMER CONCRETE”
by Marina Dudnikova, Andrey Dudnikov, Alex Reggiani, Renca, Russia:
State of construction 3D printing. Geopolymer concrete application on the real scale project in the Extreme North

This video lasts 19 min, a 53 MB file. Click on the icon on the right to watch it fullscreen.

 

PROGRAMME

The GeopolymerCamp 2018 spanned 3 days:

Special topics of interest:
– Tutorial Workshop (short courses) for Newcomers, on Monday;
– Focused Session on Reinforced Geopolymer Composites, on Tuesday afternoon:
Monday, July 9: Tutorial
09:00-10:00: Registration to TUTORIAL
10:00-13:00: Workshop and tutorial with laboratory demonstrations involving 3 standard recipes.
13:00-14:00: Sandwich Lunch
14:00-17:00: Short Courses and Q&A
15:30-17:30: Registration to GEOPOLYMER CAMP

Tuesday, July 10 :GEOPOLYMER CAMP

8:30: Registration
9:00-9:30: Individual messages from the participants (1minute)
9:30:10:30: Keynote by Joseph Davidovits: State of the Geopolymer R&D, 2018 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.

– Martin Leute, Wöllner GmbH, Germany/Austria Geosil – ready to use alkali silicates for Geopolymers.
– Virginie Soleil, Imerys Refractory Minerals, Clérac, France, The manufacture of metakaolins.
– Ferenc Kistály, University of Miskolc, Hungary, X-ray powder diffraction experiences on geopolymers, on the border of nanocrystalline and amorphous materials.
Phosphate-based geopolymers
– Joseph Davidovits, Review of recent publications on phosphate-based geopolymers.
– C. Rüscher, Hannover University, Germany, Metakaolin-phosphate based geopolymers.
– Ralph Davidovits, LTI-EA 3899, University Picardie, and Geopolymer Institute, Saint-Quentin, France, Reactivity test of Metakaolin-phosphate based geopolymers.

13:00 Free Sandwich Lunch

Second session at 14:00:
Themes: industrial applications, foamed panels, ceramics, high temperature, binders, composites, toxic and radioactive waste containment.

14:00-15:45 Focused Session on Nano materials in geopolymer technologies
– 2 Keynotes:
– Dong-Kyun Seo, School of Molecular Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, Nanoaggregates synthesis from low temperature geopolymerization process,
– Tomi P. B. Nissinen, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Ltd, Hong Kong, Production of geopolymer foam with addition of nanoparticles.

Additional presentation:
– Petr Louda, TU Liberec, Czech Republic, Nanomaterials in geopolymers.

15:45-16:15Coffee break

Third session: Ancient Technologies.
– Dominique Bruch, Avenso, Israel, On the origins of ancient geopolymer materials in the Dead Sea valley.
– Joseph Davidovits, Joint research program conducted by the Geopolymer Institute and Universitad Catolica San Pablo, Arequipa, Peru, First scientific results on Tiahuanaco / Pumapunku megalithic monuments (Tiwanaku), Bolivia.

Wednesday July 12 :

Fourth session from 9:00 to 13:00
Themes: building applications, eco-construction, LTGS, bricks, cements, concretes, CO2 mitigation, Global Warming.
– Ralph Davidovits, Geopolymer Institute, Saint-Quentin, Why did it take 30 years between invention and successful commercialization of Geopolymer Cement.
– Gábor Mucsi, Roland Szabó, Ferenc Kistály, University of Miskolc, Hungary, Preparation of geopolymer raw materials and its effect on the final product.
– Binyu Zhang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hon Kong, Fire Resistance Properties of Waste Glass Incorporated Geopolymer Mortar.
– Marianne Saba, University of Balamand, Lebanon, Compressive strength of geopolymer mortars involving metakaolin, silica fume, silica and municipal waste bottom Ash.
– Hyeong-Yeol Kim , Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology, South-Korea, Rehabilitation of Concrete Sewer Pipes Using Geopolymer Mortar and Textile Reinforcement.
– Kinga Korniejenko, Cracow University of Technology, Poland, An Overview of Natural Fibres Reinforced Geopolymer Composites
– Jos Conil, Habitat Technology Group, India, Potential for LTGS technology in India.
– Mervi Matilainen, Apila Group Ltd., Finland, Project: Urban Infra Revolution – Developing a clean, safe and renewable city.
– Marina Dudnikova, Andrey Dudnikov, Alex Reggiani, Renca, LLC, Russia, State of construction 3D printing. Geopolymer concrete application on the real scale project in the Extreme North.

13:00 Free Sandwich Lunch
– Groups – Discussions  until 15:30
– Materials Sciences + Products ; – Materials Technology & Engineering (+ civil engineering)
– Cements – Concretes (+ raw materials, adjuvants); – Sustainable / Eco Construction

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