C51-Sustainable Processes in Ionic Liquids and Molten Salts for Materials

No. Symposium Organiser Co-Organiser
C51 Sustainable Processes in Ionic Liquids and Molten Salts for Materials Prof. Dr. George Z. Chen,
FRSC, FIMMM
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK 

george.chen@nottingham.ac.uk (george NULL.chen null@null nottingham NULL.ac NULL.uk)

 Marcelle Gaune-Escard
Directeur de Recherche CNRS
Ecole Polytechnique,
CNRS UMR 6595,
Technopôle deChateau Gombert
5, rue Enrico Fermi

13453 Marseille Cedex
Marcelle.Gaune-Escard@polytech.univ-mrs.fr (Marcelle NULL.Gaune-Escard null@null polytech NULL.univ-mrs NULL.fr)
The foreseeable exhaustion of fossil resources in the near future not only threatens the supply of energy, but also challenges materials processing and production in the post-fossil era.  Both high temperature molten salts and room temperature ionic liquids (collectively termed as liquid salts below) have unique properties, and can thus assist efficient production and processing of many known and new materials. Typical examples are the electrolytic extraction and refining of aluminium and, as being developed recently, silicon.  Liquid salts can also be made task specific to help process engineering, for example, carbon capture and reclamation (CCR). In this aspect, the formulation and synthesis of variously tailored liquid salts are the key elements.The aim of this symposium is to provide a dynamic forum for both researchers and users of liquid salts at all levels to communicate and exchange their critical views, transferable knowledge, invaluable experience, and new findings from fundamental and/or applied research with international colleagues. With a focus on sustainable processes in liquid salts in relation with production and processing of materials (defined in a broad sense, including polymers, ceramics, metals, composites, liquid salts themselves, and nanomaterials), the symposium welcomes contributions from all aspects of liquid salts, including “synthesis, functionalisation and characterisations”, “modelling on thermodynamic and kinetic properties”, “catalytic, photochemical, thermochemical and electrochemical reactions”, “biological and medical applications”, “carbon capture, storage and reclamation”, and last but not least, “harvest, conversion and storage of renewable energy”.