5th International Slag Valorisation Symposium

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The International Slag Valorisation Symposium has become one of the benchmarks in the domain of slag engineering and zero-waste slag valorisation. It aims to contribute towards near zero-waste processing and closed material loops by offering to researchers and industrial actors the opportunity to share knowledge and critically discuss the challenges and opportunities in the field of slag valorisation and by being a fertile ground for new collaborations. To that end, specialists and/or high level representatives of the key institutes in this field from both academia and industry are invited to give a lecture covering a specific topic in a relatively detailed way, striking a balance between scientific depth and relevance as regards industrial application. The content of the Symposium provides a rich overview of the contemporary trends in the worldwide research and innovation strategies as regards the valorisation of ferrous and non-ferrous slag, fly ash, bottom ash and numerous other high-temperature (metallurgical) residues.

The objectives of the fifth edition of the International Slag Valorisation Symposium – From Fundamentals to Applications – is to communicate and discuss the latest advances in the field of clean slag production, metal recovery, slag solidification, energy recuperation and slag based cements, aggregates, inorganic polymers and alkali activated binders. Within these thematic categories covering the whole slag production and treatment chain, from the high temperature molten state to solidification, metal extraction and finally end-products, sustainable materials management is the common thread. Therefore, in this edition of the International Slag Valorisation Symposium, a specific session is dedicated to the principle of industrial ecology for high-temperature (metallurgical) residues as part of a Circular Economy.


The fifth edition of the International Slag Valorisation Symposium is sponsored by ArcelorMittal Ghent, Kerneos, Inspyro and the affiliates within the Centre for High Temperature Processes and Sustainable Materials Management.



Previous editions

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