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THE INTERNATIONAL SLAG VALORISATION SYMPOSIUM

Today at its 7th edition, the “Slag Valorisation Symposium”, organised by the Materials Engineering Department at KU Leuven and held in Belgium since 2009 as a biennial conference, serves as a forum for discussions on the valorisation of slags and other high-temperature metallurgical residues. The symposium has historically brought together different expertise from academia and industry, providing a knowledge platform to share and discuss the upcoming challenges and opportunities in the world of slag valorisation and sustainable high-temperature processes. Following its well-established tradition, in this 7th edition, high-level speakers from globally recognised organisations are invited to give lectures covering several topics, from scientific and technical relevance to the environmental and economic impacts of slag valorisation. The quality of the scientific committee, selected among the most recognised experts in this field, will ensure the highest standards of the accepted works.

THE OBJECTIVES

The objective of the seventh edition of the International Slag Symposium – Shifting gears to a climate-neutral & resource-efficient society – is to discuss and share the most updated findings in the field of slag and metallurgical residue valorisation, metals recovery, slag’s life cycle analysis, policy for slag valorisation guided by climate neutrality principles. We invite all researchers and other actors to share their enthusiasm by submitting their works on the following topics:

  • Fundamental studies on liquid and solid slags
  • Hot-stage slag engineering, slag solidification, slag conditioning, internal reuse
  • Slag cleaning and metal recovery
  • Production, properties and performance of slag-based products
  • Process development for sustainable technologies
  • Industrial case studies on slag/residue valorisation
  • Environmental and economic analysis
  • Policy and regulations

The contributions submitted by the participants, together with the lectures from the invited speakers, will enhance discussions and new ideas towards a more sustainable future.