CONTENTS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE SEMINAR CONGRESS
One of the main tasks that the scientific-technical community in the field of materials must tackle today is the resolution of the energy and environmental problems caused by the massive production of Portland cement. The search for new alternatives, such as the so-called "green cements" is necessary to limit CO2 emissions. The most promising “green cement” is alkaline cement, which consists of “geopolymeric” cement due to its special structure which, due to its excellent properties and low environmental impact, is considered the cement of the future.
One of the advantages of geopolymers, inorganic polymers or activated alkaline materials (AAM) with respect to cements and traditional ceramic materials, from an environmental perspective is largely associated with greenhouse gas emissions, such as CO2, since that in the manufacturing process the emissions are much lower. This is mainly due to the absence of the high-temperature calcination step in the synthesis process. What fundamentally differentiates this new type of cement from the traditional ones of the Portland type is that they are structurally constituted by a mainly amorphous three-dimensional network structure that is achieved by the alkaline activation of aluminosilicates (clays and/or mining or industrial wastes). These materials can be used in multiple applications: cementitious material, as a catalytic support and even as a reinforcing matrix for composite materials with fibers.
In addition to the geopolymers, in this Congress will be present the existing knowledge to date regarding the main structural, mechanical and microstructural aspects of glass, cement, and glass ceramics. Also the instrumental techniques for the investigation of these new materials will also have a place in this Congress.
Other topics to be discussed will be the basic principles for the immobilization of waste through sintering (ceramization), the characterization of ceramic materials manufactured by recycling waste, the fundamentals of the vitrification process for the immobilization of waste and the subsequent crystallization and its complete characterization and the fundamentals of the geopolymerization of waste for its immobilization and characterization (microstructure and technological properties).
Finally, it must be stated that the main objective is to address how this type of R+D+i lines can contribute to the implementation of a Circular Economy, paying attention not only to the inertization or immobilization of both toxic waste and those that due to their large volume, they cause serious storage problems and could have potential uses as "secondary raw materials" in the manufacture of different ceramic materials with specific functionalities.
PLACE AND DATE OF CELEBRATION
The seminar will be held at the Antonio Machado Headquarters of the International University of Andalusia (UNIA) in Baeza (Jaén, Spain).
Classes will take place from May 23 to 26, 2021, in the morning and afternoon.
Dirección y profesorado
Dirección y profesorado
Luis Pérez Villarejo. Universidad de Jaén.
Ángel Palomo, (IETcc-CSIC), Spain.
Joao Antonio Labrincha Batista, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Sylvie Rossignol, University of Limoges, France.
Angeliki Christogerou, University of Patras, Greece.
Valentina Medri, ISTEC-CNR, Italy.
Paolo Colombo, University of Padova, Italy.
Ruby Mejía de Rentería, University of Valle, Colombia.
Yiannis Pontikes, KU Leuven, Belgium.
Isabella Lancellotti, University of Modena, Italy.
Michele Dondi, ISTEC-CNR, Italy.
Jesús María Rincón, Miguel Hernández University, Spain.
Alexander Karamanov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria.
Pavlo Krivenko, Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture, Ukraine.
Michael Ojovan, Imperial College London, UK.
Manuel Torres Carrasco, University Carlos III, Spain.
Arnaldo Moreno Berto, University Jaume I, Spain.
Jannie S.J. van Deventer, Zeobond Pty Ltd and Carbosync Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia.
Francisca Puertas Maroto, (IETcc-CSIC), Spain.
María Ángeles Gómez de la Torre, University of Málaga, Spain.
Number of places and admission conditions
The number of places is limited, so the applications will be attended in strict order of registration.
The University will expressly communicate the applicant's enrollment.
The seminar is aimed at both doctoral and master students, as well as professionals in the glass, ceramic and cement sectors. It is also of special interest to teachers and researchers who work and research in these areas of interest, as well as to technicians from industrial companies producing any type of waste, by-product or effluent who may be interested in viable and feasible outputs for the management of their waste and promote the circular economy. Likewise, technicians from the scientific instrumentation companies that apply to the R+D+i of these materials may be interested.
Registration period and price
The registration period ends on April 30, 2021.
The price of the seminar is 158 euros (includes € 150 registration € 8 opening).
Number of hours: 18
Payment must be made by bank transfer free of charge or by deposit to the account.
Entity: LA CAIXA
Office: Isla de La Cartuja (Seville)
Account holder: UNIVERSIDAD INTERNACIONAL DE ANDALUCÍA
Tax Identification Number - Q7350007F
Account number: ES78 2100 9166 75 2200074348
IBAN: ES78 2100 9166 75 2200074348
SWIFT (BIC) Code: CAIXESBBXXX
The following documentation must be provided:
1. Application on the form provided by the International University of Andalusia.
2. Photocopy of the DNI.
3. Proof of having paid the corresponding rights.
Cancellation of registration
The cancellation of enrollment and the return of the rights will be governed according to the provisions of article 19 of the Regulations of the Academic Regime of the University.
The request will be presented in the Headquarters Register where the academic activity will be held, using the standard form for this purpose.
Enrolled students who prove attendance at least 80% of the hours will receive an attendance certificate, which will include the subjects taken and the number of hours of the seminar (18).