Programme & Downloads

Bart Blanpain – A bird’s eye view of the slag valorization work at KU Leuven
Plenary lecture

Symposium Topics

Session 1: Slag properties

  • Thermodynamic properties of slags
  • Thermal properties of slags
  • Electrical conductivity of slags
  • Rheological behaviour of slags
  • Slag structure
  • Slag modelling
Session 1: Slag properties
Michael Müller – Experimental investigation and modelling of the viscosity of oxide slag systems
Plenary lecture
paper presentation
Peter Hayes – Recent experimental and modelling research on the thermodynamics and phase equilibria of multi-component oxide systems
Plenary lecture
paper presentation
Fredrik Engström – Influence of slag mineralogy on possibilities for use in alternative applications
Keynote lecture
paper presentation
Sunghee Lee – A study on the phase fractional and compositional effect of slag on the desulphurisation for slag recycling
Rauf Hurman Eric – Chromous capacities of ferrochromium and matte smelting slags paper
Mojca Loncnar – Leaching and geochemical modelling of a metallurgical slag heap paper presentation
Marjaana Karhu – Characterisation of steel industry slag suitability as raw material for refractory castables paper presentation
Luckman Muhmood – Surfacce tension studies of molten CaO Al2O3 jets – Oscillating Jet Method paper
Xuefeng Bai – Study on the recycling of hot decarburisation slag in dephosphorisation converter paper presentation
Xiao Xiao Gao – Study of the blue/green colour of blast furnace slag based materials paper presentation
Harrison Hodge – Bauxite residue sinter phase transformations paper presentation
Piotr Migas – High-temperature rheometry of selected metallurgical slags and precipitated fine solids paper presentation
Gaurav Tripathi – Effect of static and dynamic experimental conditions on the dissolution behaviour of alumina in BOF slags paper presentation

Session 2: Slag solidification and energy recuperation

  • Slag crystallization behaviour
  • Slag freeze lining
  • Slag solidification and mineralogy
  • Slag solidification modeling
  • Heat recovery
Session 2: Slag solidification and energy recuperation
Jung-Wook Cho – Kinetics and morphological evolution during melt crystallisation of mould fluxes
Plenary lecture
Juncheng Li – Crystallisation behaviour of liquid CaO-SiO2-FeO-MnO slags in moist gas atmospheres
Keynote lecture
paper presentation
Chunwei Liu – Effect of Al2O3 addition on the crystallisation of a high basicity BOF slag: perspective of glass forming ability for slag valorisation paper
Yu Li – Convert hot slag into value-added materials by modification methods
Leandro Voisin – Effects of clay minerals on viscosity and copper entrainment losses in smelting slags paper
Youva Raj Tyagi – Solidification and stabilisation of waste wood to produce enriched green concrete for environmental protection and waste minimisation through mecalithe© technology paper presentation

Session 3: Clean slag production and metal recovery

  • Hot stage slag engineering
  • Pyrometallurgical slag refining (e.g. fuming)
  • Slag-metal interactions
  • Addition of fluxes
  • Sedimentation phenomena for metal recovery
  • Metal-slag separation after solidification
Session 3: Clean slag production and metal recovery
Bernd Friedrich – The submerged arc furnace (SAF) state of art in metal recovery from non-ferrous slags
Plenary lecture
paper presentation
Bror-Magnus Heegaard – ARCFUME: metal recycling and deep-cleaning of slags
Keynote lecture
paper presentation
Dong Jun Shin – Selective recovery of phosphorus and manganese from steelmaking slag by carbothermic reduction paper presentation
Yanling Zhang – Thermodynamic prediction of chromium reduction behaviour from slag paper presentation
Wesley Banda – Metallothermic production of cement extender from manganese waste slags paper presentation
Willie Nheta – Investigation on the mechanisms of bio-processing vanadium slags paper presentation
David Friedmann – Slag design for zero waste metallurgy of marine manganese nodules
Vincent Cnockaert – Metal droplet entrainment by solid particles in slags: a phase field – experimental approach paper presentation
Elise Francois – Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: a step closer to on-line quality control of slags? paper presentation
Simon Michaux – Comparison of electrodynamic fragmentation and crushing of converter slag and EOL bricks paper presentation
Antoine Floribert Mulaba-Bafubiandi – Microorganisms assisted dissolution of smelter and matte-slag products paper
Antoine Floribert Mulaba-Bafubiandi – Froth flotation to replace electric furnace for nickel loss reduction in the flash furnace slag paper
Theofani Tzevelekou – Coproduction development of mineral wool and low nickel-FeNi by feeding of ALUFLUX paper presentation
Camila Pizarro – Determination of the behaviour of valuable metals during the controlled cooling of copper smelting slags to clarify their recovery by grinding and flotation paper presentation
Leandro Voisin – CFD predictive model to determine the sedimentation and coalescence of entrained copper during controlled cooling process of copper smelting slag paper presentation
Lijun Wang – Recovery of iron, vanadium, manganese, chromium, and titanium from vanadium slag by molten salt electrolysis paper presentation

Session 4: Sustainable cements with slag

  • Molten slag engineering for new binders
  • Additives for OPC clinker
  • New clinkers
  • Slags as pozzolanic and latent hydraulic binders for blended cements
  • Environmental footprint of new binders
  • Durability aspects of new binders
Session 4: Sustainable cements with slag
Didier Lootens – Modernisation of the construction: materials – testing – application to 3D printing
Keynote lecture
Andreas Ehrenberg – Electrical arc furnace slag – a potential substitute for Portland cement clinker and granulated blast furnace slag?
Keynote lecture
Emanuela Manolova – Utilisation of iron-silicate fines as replacement of fine aggregates in cement concrete pavements paper presentation
Marcel Bruin – Slag cements: Green, strong and cool! paper presentation
Ludovic Andre – Utilisation of activated GGBS for non-reinforced concrete applications paper presentation
Romain Trauchessec – Effect of cooling water chemistry on hydration of granulated blast furnace slag paper presentation
Konstantinos Miltiadis Sakkas – Innovative materials for passive fire protection of concrete paper presentation
David Ariño Montoya – Increasing the Fe2O3/Al2O3 ratio in ordinary Portland cement clinker, aiming to incorporate higher contents of bauxite residue paper presentation
Cécile Diliberto – Modulation of α coefficient by addition of ground blast furnace granulated slag paper presentation
Andreas Ehrenberg – Granulated blast furnace slag – lab-scale investigations vs. reality paper presentation
Tobias Hertel – Pozzolanic activity of thermally treated bauxite residue in blends with ordinary Portland cement paper presentation
Arno Keulen – Physical and chemical performance of treated MSWI bottom ash (fine fraction) as sand replacement in concrete paper presentation
Lubica Kriskova – Synthesis of a hydraulic binder from a Ca-Si based metallurgical residue through high temperature post-treatment paper presentation
Emanuela Manolova – Characteristics of iron-silicate fines as replacement material in cement concrete paper presentation
Sandro de O Almada – Analysis of technical viability of mixture of benefited steelmaking slag (electric arc furnace) and granulated blast furnace slag (charcoal) as mineral admixtures paper
Yiannis Pontikes – Synthesis and characterisation of calcium sulfo-ferroaluminate cement clinker prepared with bauxite residue as raw material paper
Minna Sarkkinen – Dolomite filler as supplementary cementitious material in cold-agglomerated briquetting paper presentation
Youva Raj Tyagi – Use of toxic waste as aggregate to produce eco-friendly concrete without reinforcement in sludgy areas for minimising waste and atmospheric CO2 using MecalitheŽ technology paper presentation

Session 5: Sustainable alkali activated binders and inorganic polymers

  • New binder systems
  • Alternative activating solutions and admixtures
  • Building materials made with slag-rich binders
  • Environmental footprint of new binders
  • Durability aspects of new binders
Session 5: Sustainable alkali activated binders and inorganic polymers
Jannie Van Deventer – Valorisation of slag in construction: so much more than just technology
Plenary lecture
paper presentation
Peter De Vries – Geopolymer concrete in RMC – a challenge!
Keynote lecture
paper presentation
Arne Peys – On a software development that aspires to make residue valorisation easier paper presentation
Alexios P. Douvalis – Investigating the properties of iron in inorganic polymers with 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy paper presentation
Peter Keeley – The effect of slag composition on its performance in the production of alkali activated slag binders paper presentation
Marija Nedeljkovic – Carbonation resistance of alkali-activated slag under natural and accelerated conditions paper
Alexander Wetzel – Aerated concrete based on packing-density optimised AAM
Elijah Adesanya – Effect of fine grinding on the properties of alkali activated ladle slag paper presentation
Lukas Arnout – Effect of the activating solution’s chemistry and volume, on the processing and properties of Fe-Si-Ca-rich inorganic polymers paper
Glenn Beersaerts – Monitoring early-age crack formation in a Ca-Fe-Al-rich inorganic polymer paper presentation
Boyu Chen – Effects of Ca-rich slag addition on fayalite slag-based inorganic polymers paper presentation
Katrijn Gijbels – Mechanical properties of alkali-activated materials based on blast furnace slag and calcium sulphate dihydrate paper presentation
Vincent Hallet – The influence of activating solution on the kinetics and compressive strength of an iron-rich slag paste paper presentation
Antigoni Katsiki – Activation of fayalite slag towards inorganic polymers paper presentation
Ahmed Z. Khalifa – Alkali activation of synthetic gamma di-calcium silicate with pure calcined natural clays paper presentation
Zhenming Li – Autogenous shrinkage of alkali-activated slag-fly ash pastes paper presentation
Pavel Leonardo Lopez Gonzalez – Mechanical performance of inorganic polymer-based mortars with glass fibre reinforced polymer bars paper presentation
Marija Nedeljkovic – Pore structure characterisation of sodium hydroxide activated slag paste paper presentation
Petrica Petrica – Recycling of iron-rich inorganic polymers paper presentation
Arne Peys – The use of ATR-FTIR spectroscopy in the analysis of iron-silicate inorganic polymers paper presentation
Vishojit B. Thapa – Mechanical characterisation of alkali activated clay-based geopolymer binder made out of gravel wash mud paper presentation
Siva Uppalapati – Autogenous shrinkage and strength development of alkali-activated slag/fly ash mortar blends paper presentation
Jorn Van De Sande – Glass forming ability of slags in the FeOx – SiO2 – CaO system and properties of the inorganic polymers made thereof paper presentation
Niels Vandevenne – The effect of Cs and Sr on the mechanical properties of blast furnace slag inorganic polymer for radioactive waste immobilisation paper presentation
Emilio Zornoza – Initial approach to the alkaline activation of ground granulated SiMn slag paper presentation

Session 6: From aggregates to engineered microstructures

  • Porous materials for sound and heat insulation
  • Catalytic applications
  • Ceramics
  • Novel processing routes and applications, e. g. 3D printing, coatings, 3D printing, pigments, etc.
  • Case studies of products in the market
Session 6: From aggregates to engineered
Vít Šmilauer – Engineering microstructures of slag-blended cements and alkali-activated foams – experiments and modelling
Plenary lecture
George Kiriakidis – Ceramic nanomaterials on different matrices towards a healthier indoor environment
Keynote lecture
paper presentation
Rui M. Novais – Lightweight waste-containing geopolymers for novel applications
Yao-Hung Tseng – Engineered stone made of modified BOF slag paper presentation
Rosa-María Ramírez-Zamora – CO2 capture at high temperature using slag – derived lithium silicates paper presentation
Jos Denissen – On the foaming kinetics for the synthesis of porous inorganic polymers paper presentation
Acacio Rincon – Novel “Inorganic Gel Casting” process for the manufacturing of glass-ceramic foams paper presentation
Lubica Kriskova – Effect of activating solution on the synthesis and properties of porous Fe-Si-Ca-rich inorganic polymers paper presentation
Yu Li – Converting steel slag into Si-Ca based building ceramics paper presentation

Session 7: Slags in a circular economy

  • Environmental impacts of new binders
  • Exergy of slag solidification/metal recovery processes
  • Economic feasibility of slag-based binders and cements
  • Economic incentives for slag valorization and other policy instruments
  • Environmental and economic consequences of slag valorization
  • Slag valorization in relation to downcycling, industrial symbiosis, …
Session 7: Slags in a circular economy
Stefanie Hellweg – MSWI slag in a circular economy: metal recovery and resource quality
Plenary lecture
paper presentation
Ernst Worrell – Meeting our material services within planetary boundaries
Plenary lecture
paper presentation
Dirk Mudersbach – Sustainable utilisation of EAF slag by successful research and optimised operational practice
Keynote lecture
paper presentation
Justin. S. J. Hargreaves – Laboartory scale extraction and further transformation of the iron component of red
paper presentation
Henning Schliephake – The nowaste strategy of Georgsmarienhütte – an illusion or reality? paper presentation
Karin Willquist – Critical metal extraction from municipal solid waste incineration ashes and the impact on a circular economy paper presentation
Rafael Schouwenaars – Use of metallurgical slag for the removal of B and As from highly contaminated water resources in two Mexican regions: mechanisms and efficiency paper
Ioanna Papayianni – Feasibility study and criteria for EAF slag utilisation in concrete products paper
Chenna Rao Borra – A brief review on recovery of cerium from glass polishing waste paper presentation
Liesbeth Horckmans – Upgrading of secondary lead smelting residue to secondary iron ore paper presentation
Jeroen Jordens – Networks of infrastructure zerowaste cluster paper presentation
Fei Wang – Reaction mechanism study on carbothermal reduction of chromite paper presentation
Annelies Malfliet & Remus Ion Iacobescu Closing speech Slag Valorisation Symposium
Sponsors & Exhibitors
ArcelorMittal Gent
EIT RawMaterials
Group Machiels

Key dates

Extended abstract submission deadline September 30, 2016
Notification of acceptance November 15, 2016
Extended paper submission deadline February 1, 2017
Early bird registration deadline February 15, 2017
Final Programme April 1, 2017
Symposium April 3-5, 2017

Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy

Selected papers will be considered for publication in a Special Issue in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy.

Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy