Prof. Jan Elsen is a geologist and his research focuses on the mineralogical characterisation and use of industrial minerals (clays, cement minerals and zeolite deposits with pozzolanic properties). Techniques used include Quantitative X-Ray Diffraction, petrography, electron microscopy and thermal and chemical analysis.
KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals – Kasteelpark Arenberg 44 – Leuven 3001, Belgium
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