PLACE: Congress Center ‘Ciutat d'Elx’ · C/ Filet de Fora, 1, 03203 Elche, Alicante


14 sept- Thursday (afternoon):



Inaugural Conference: 


Proto-historical wall vitrification in Europe: a precedent to modern vitrification and sintering?

Enrique Díaz-Martínez. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España
Department of Geological Resources

Followed with a short presentation talk by  Jesús Ma. Rincón:

Glass-ceramics in Spain: R+D+i five decades and some highlights about the implementation of ATC in Spain.

Jesús Ma. Rincón. CSIC-IETcc-UMH, Dept. of Agrochemistry and Environmental Sciences UMH 
, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche, Alicante, Spain

18:00 – 20:00h.
Posters session of scientific communications in the following topics:
*Posters - Vitrification

**Posters – Geopolymerization

20:00h. Welcome Cocktail


Posters Titles

*Posters - Vitrification

V-01            Palmtree biomass and sewage sludge vitrification

M.M. Jordán, M. B. Almendro-Candel, J.Ma. Rincón, J. Navarro-Pedreño

V-02            Manufacture of sustainable clay bricks valuing ash from burning of wastes from orujillo olive

Sergio Martínez-Martínez, Eduardo Bonet-Martínez, Luis Pérez-Villarejo, Jesús María Rincón, Dolores Eliche-Quesada

V-03            Aluminium dust ashes as raw material in ceramic industry

Pérez-Villarejo, E. Bonet-Martínez, S. Martínez-Martínez, P.J. Sánchez-Soto, D. Eliche-Quesada, B. Carrasco-Hurtado, E. Castro-Galiano

V-04            Assessment of electric steel black slags for the manufacture of ceramic materials

Bonet-Martínez, S. Martínez-Martínez, L. Pérez-Villarejo, B. Carrasco-Hurtado, P.J. Sánchez-Soto, E. Castro

V-05            Mullite and mullite-based ceramic composites from kaolinite and sericite clays, wastes and by-products of mining

P.J. Sánchez-Soto, D. Eliche-Quesada, S. Martínez-Martínez, E. Garzón-Garzón, B. Carrasco-Hurtado, L. Pérez-Villarejo, J.Mª. Rincón-López

V-06            Dissolution kinetics of apatites in borosilicate glass melt

J.Renaud, E. Régnier, F. Faure, H-P. Brau, X. Le Goff, O. Pinet

V-07            Inertization of galvanic sludge waste containing Chromium and Copper in a vitreous matrix

Aissou, N. Bouzidi, E. Bonet-Martinez, L. Cormier, D. Merabet

V-08            Phase composition and properties of glass-ceramic tiles obtained using granitic screenings and basaltic tuffs

Hanna Pazniak, Ivan Levitskii, Svetlana Barantseva

V-09            Development of a glass-ceramic glaze formulated from industrial residues to improve the mechanical properties of the porcelain stoneware tiles

Ester Barrachina, María De La O Esquinas, Jorge Llop, María Dolores Notari, Juan Bautista Carda

V-10            Manufacturing new ceramic materials from clay and chamotte derived from the structural ceramic industry

Sergio Martínez-Martínez, Luis Pérez-Villarejo, Dolores Eliche-Quesada, Pedro José Sánchez-Soto

V-11            Sintering parameters optimization during inertization bauxite tailing in ceramic products

Sergio Martínez-Martínez, Dolores Eliche-Quesada, Luis Pérez-Villarejo, Pedro José Sánchez-Soto

V-12            Development of new ecological porcelain ceramic tiles by the addition of recycled soda-lime glass and ceramic chamotte

Ester Barrachina, Gabriela Guinand, Diego Fraga, Iván Calvet, Joaquín Lira, Juan Bautista Carda

V-13            Evaluation of the ability of a sewage sludge-like matrix to inertize industrial wastes

Mariona Tarragó, Maite Garcia-Valles, Salvador Martínez

V-14            Recycling tungsten tailings for making glass

Oriol Tomasa, Maite Garcia-Valles, Pura Alfonso, Mariona Tarragó, Salvador Martínez

V-15            Manufacture of bricks based on sludge from mine tailings

Alonso Zúñiga Suárez, Francisco Hernández Olivares, Francisco Fernández Martínez, Berenice Zúñiga Torres, Xabier Arroyo Rey

V-16            Assessment of solar panel waste glass in the manufacture of sepiolite based clay bricks

Juan Jiménez-Millán, M.Isabel Abad-Martínez, Rosario Jiménez-Espinosa, África Yebra-Rodríguez

V-17            Developing CIGS solar cells on glass ceramic substrates

Diego Fraga, Ester Barrachina, Iván Calvet, Teodora Stoyanova, Juan B. Carda

V-18            Red mud as a stable pigment for ceramic glazes

Carneiro, W. Hajjaji, M.N. Capela, D.M. Tobaldi, R.M. Novais, M.P. Seabra, J.A. Labrincha

V-19            Obtaining a glass-ceramic material from industrial wastes which improves the technological properties of the porcelain stoneware

Barrachina, I. Calvet, D. Fraga, F. Martínez-Julián, N. Carbó, J.B. Carda

V-20            Sintering of glass matrix composites: A non-isothermal kinetic model

L. Amorós, E. Blasco, A. Moreno, E. Zumaquero, C. Feliu

V-21            Inertization of pyritic mine tailings by encapsulation in glass- ceramics with the addition of Brazil Nut shell ashes

Javier Lovera, Jose Omar Arzabe M, Rosemary Teran, Edwin Escalera

V-22            Raschig Rings Glass- Ceramics With Nanosilver Particles

Cristian Rodríguez, Noelia Guzmán, Javier Soliz, José Omar Arzabe, Pío Callejas

V-23            Introduction of Cr/Ni/Cu wastes from galvanizing sludges as ceramic pigments

R. Prim, C. Gargori, M. LLusar, M.V. Folgueras,G. Monrós

V-24            Immobilization of heavy metals on celsian lattice by ceramization: reusing as ceramic pigments

Gargori, S. Cerro, N. Fas, M. LLusar and G. Monrós

V-25            Thermal plasma vitrification process as the effective technology for hospital incineration fly ash immobilization

Kołaciński, JM Rincón, Ł Szymański, TP Olejnik, E. Sobiecka

V-26            Thermal treatment of asbestos containing materials (ACM) by mixing with Na2CO3 and special clays for vitrifying waste

A.I. Ruiz, A. Ortega, R. Fernández, J. Cuevas

V-27            Sintering and phase formation of ceramics based on huge amount of MSWA

Karamanova, R. Taurino, S. Atanasova-Vladimirova, G. Avdeev, F. Andreola, L. Barbieri, A. Karamanov

V-28            Vitrification of mining wastes containing the magnesium hydrous phyllosilicate mineral vermiculite with derived lithium glass-ceramics

Callejas, P. J. Sánchez- Soto, Jesús Ma. Rincón, Manuel Jordán

V-29            Vitrification of U3O8 in iron aluminium phosphate matrices including Cs2O, Bi2O3, PbO and MoO3

Jesús Ma. Rincón, C. Ramos, P. Arboleda, C.J. R. González-Oliver

** Posters - Geopolymerization

G-01            Biomass bottom ash and aluminium industry slags-based geopolymers

Pérez-Villarejo, E. Bonet-Martínez, D. Eliche-Quesada, P.J. Sánchez-Soto, J.Mª. Rincón-López, E. Castro-Galiano

G-02            Alkali activation of biomass and aluminium industry filter dust in metakaolin-based porous inorganic polymers: microstructural analysis

Pérez-Villarejo, E. Bonet-Martínez, S. Martínez-Martínez, N. Bouzidi, E. Castro-Galiano

G-03            Inorganic polymers synthesized using biomass ashes-red mud as precursors based on clay-kaolinite system

E. Bonet-Martínez, E. Castro-Galiano, L. Pérez-Villarejo, S. Bueno, J.Mª. Rincón-López

G-04            Stabilization of flotation rejects resulting from the treatment of Pb/Zn ore based on geopolymers

Bouzidi, K. Bouguermouh, L. Mahtout, T. Hassam, S.Mouhoub, L. Pérez-Villarejo

G-05            Solidification and Stabilization of heavy metals by using coal fly ash aluminate geopolymers

Luna Galiano, C. Fernández Pereira, M. Pérez Clemente, R. Villegas, C. Leiva, F. Arroyo, L. Vilches

G-06            Effect of temperature on the clinkerization of low energy belite cements using byproducts from the ceramic industry as raw material

Sergio Martínez-Martínez, Dolores Eliche-Quesada, Luis Pérez-Villarejo, Eduardo Bonet-Martínez, P.J. Sánchez-Soto

G-07            Influence of carbon fiber waste on properties of blast furnace slag geopolymers

Yolanda Luna Galiano, Constantino Fernández Pereira, Carlos Leiva Fernández, Rosario Villegas Sánchez, Fátima Arroyo Torralvo, Luis Vilches Arenas

G-08            Old Kingdom Pyramids, constructive hypothesis with geopolymers: a brief review

Gustavo Arcones Pascual, Francisco Hernández Olivares, Alberto Sepulcre Aguilar

G-09            Synthesis of ceramic materials from alternative geopolymer precursors

Mónica A. Villaquirán-Caicedo, Ruby Mejía de Gutiérrez

G-10            Building elements produced by the geopolymerization of debris from the construction sector

Rafael Andrés Robayo-Salazar, Ruby Mejía de Gutiérrez

G-11            Synthesis hydrothermal of hydrotalcite-type material employing bauxite residues from Juruti (Amazon Region, Brazil)

Renata de Souza Nascimento, Bruno A. M. Figueira, Liliane Silva, Thays C.C. Lavra, Leidiane A. da Silva, José M. Rivas Mercury

G-12            Preparation of lithium birnessite-type material employing Mn residues from Carajás Mineral Province (Pará State, Brazil)

Thays C.C. Lavraa, Leidiane A. da Silva, Soraya Silva de Oliveira, Kamilla Cavalcante Mendes, Bruno A. M. Figueira, J. M. Rivas Mercury

G-13            Processing of cellular geopolymers by direct foaming of alkali-activated ceramic clays and metallurgical slags

M.L. Navío-González, R.J. Galán-Arboledas, L. Peréz-Villarejo, D. Eliche-Quesada, S. Bueno

G-14            Low thermal expansion geopolymers fabricated from waste borosilicate glass and its use as photocatalysts support

Mónica V. Vázquez-López, Isaías Juárez-Ramírez, Leticia M. Torres-Martínez

G-15            Porous geopolymers obtained from rice husk ash and aluminum industry waste

D. Eliche-Quesada, S. Ruiz-Molina, L. Pérez-Villarejo, P.J. Sánchez-Soto, E. Castro

G-16            Green geopolymer-based mortars from paper pulp industry wastes for sustainable construction

Manfredi Saeli, Rui M. Novais, Maria Paula Seabra, João A. Labrincha

G-17            Geopolymers incorporating soda lime glass waste

Nicoletta Toniolo, Acacìo Rincón Romero, Piero Ercole, Enrico Bernardo, Aldo Boccaccini

G-18            Use of residual diatomaceous earth as a silica source in geopolymers production

Alba Fon, Lourdes Soriano, Lucía Reig, Mauro Tashima, María Victoria Borrachero, José Monzó, Jordi Payá

G-19            Calcined Clays for low carbon cement: Rheological behaviour in Portland cement pastes

César Pedrajas, Viviana Fátima Rahhal, María Dolores Gómez Pulido, Edgardo Fabián Irassar, Rafael Talero

15 sept- Friday (morning):

Full Session of PLENARY CONFERENCES with the following tentative

Nuclear waste vitrification: Focus on French experience.
Dr. Olivier Pinet, TC05- Chair (ICG) and Head of Research Laboratory for the Development of Conditioning Matrices CEA-DEN (Marcoule, France)

Current challenges in the vitrification of nuclear wastes in the UK.
Prof. Mike Harrison, Waste Management and Decommissioning, Nuclear National Laboratory, (Penrith United Kingdom)

11:00h. Coffee Break


Synthesis, structure and properties of glass-ceramic by Fe-Ni wastes.
Prof. Alex Karamanov, Prof. Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Inst. Of Chemistry- Physics, Bulgaria (recognized scientist in vitrification technologies for wastes: fundamentals, design and nucleation-crystallization phenomena of glasses from wastes).

Geopolymer matrices for the immobilisation of toxic wastes.
Prof. Ángel Palomo, CSIC-IETcc, Madrid, Spain (recognized world expert in geopolymers and their applications).

Waste-based lightweight geopolymers for novel applications.
Prof. Joao Labrincha, University of Aveiro, Portugal (recognized professor and scientist in recycling of all type of wastes in ceramic matrices).

14:00h. Lunch.

(afternoon and night)

16:00h. Closing session including Round Table and Conclusions.

17:00h. Visit to the city and the Palm Garden with demonstration of palm artworks. 

20:00h. GALA SOCIAL DINNER at 'Dátil de Oro' - Rte. Parque Municipal. Courtesy of University of Miguel Hernández de Elche.



Jesús Mª Rincón, Honorific Collaborator UMH and Prof . Investigación CSIC
Manuel Jordan Vidal, Research and Innovation Vicerrector UMH 
- Dept. of Agrochemistry and Environmental Sciences UMH 

Mª Belén Almendro Candel, Dept. of Agrochemistry and Environmental Sciences UMH 

Francisco Pardo Fabregat, Professor at Cardenal Herrera- CEU, Castellón 

Francisco Muñoz, scientific expert in special glasses ICV-CSIC
Pedro J. Sánchez Soto, ICMM- CSIC, Sevilla
Luis Pérez Villarejo, Universidad de Jaén, Politécnica, Linares