Upcycling processes for primary and secondary resources
T.T.T. Dung, A. Golreihan, E. Vassilieva, N. Phung, V. Cappuyns, R. Swennen, Insights into solid phase characteristics and release of heavy metals and arsenic from industrial sludge via combined chemical, mineralogical, and microanalysis, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22, 2015, 2205-2218.
V. Cappuyns, V. Deweirt, S. Rousseau, Dredged sediments as a resource for brick production: Possibilities and barriers from a consumers’ perspective, Waste Management, 38, 2015, 372-380.
A. Peys, H. Rahier, Y. Pontikes, Potassium-rich biomass ashes as activator in metakaolin-based inorganic polymers, Applied Clay Science, 119 (2), 2016, 401-409.
R. Iacobescu, G. Angelopoulos, P.T. Jones, B. Blanpain, Y. Pontikes, Ladle metallurgy stainless steel slag as a raw material in Ordinary Portland Cement production: a possibility for industrial symbiosis, Journal of Cleaner Production, 112 (10), 2016, 872-881.
L. Kriskova, L. Machiels, Y. Pontikes, Inorganic polymers from a plasma convertor slag: Effect of activating solution on microstructure and properties, Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, 1 (3), 2015, 240-251.
S. Onisei, K. Lesage, B. Blanpain, Y. Pontikes, Early age microstructural transformations of an inorganic polymer made of fayalite slag. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 98 (7), 2015, 2269-2277.
L. Machiels, L. Arnout, P.T. Jones, B. Blanpain, Y. Pontikes, Inorganic polymer cement from Fe-Silicate glasses: Varying the activating solution to glass ratio, Waste and Biomass Valorization, 5, 2014, 411-428.
L. Kriskova, Y. Pontikes, F. Zhang, Ö. Cizer, P.T. Jones, K. Van Balen, B. Blanpain, Influence of mechanical and chemical activation on the hydraulic properties of gamma dicalcium silicate. Cement and Concrete Research, 55, 2014, 59-68.
Y. Pontikes, G. Angelopoulos, Bauxite residue in cement and cementitious applications: Current status and a possible way forward. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 73, 2013, 53-63.
Tobias Hertel, Bart Blanpain, Yiannis Pontikes, A Proposal for a 100 % Use of Bauxite Residue Towards Inorganic Polymer Mortar
SIM² KU Leuven is a leading, interdisciplinary research cluster at KU Leuven uniting the research groups working on Sustainable Inorganic Materials Management. SIM² KU Leuven’s mission is to develop, organise and implement problem-driven, science-deep research and future-oriented education, contributing to the environmentally friendly production and recycling of metals, minerals and engineered materials within a circular-economy context