Symposium on UK-Lime Research
The British Lime Association (BLA) is delighted to announce its Symposium on UK-Lime Research on 14th October 2020, to be hosted at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Students and academics in higher education institutions, as well as early career professionals and industry practitioners, are invited to submit abstracts on their research work to present at the Symposium.
|Submission of Abstracts:
||Thursday 30th April 2020
|Confirmation of Presentation/Poster:
||Friday 3rd July 2020
||Friday 11th September 2020
||Wednesday 14th October 2020
This Symposium is free to attend:
- Prizes for the best presentations and posters
- Formal proceedings will be published
- Discussion groups at the Symposium will help identify areas of new research
- Careers break-outs to learn more about the career opportunities in the lime industry.
Areas of interest for the BLA
The BLA represents members producing 'industrial mineral lime' – calcium oxide and hydroxide products.
Lime is used across a diverse range of markets including steel & metals manufacturing, water & wastewater treatment, emissions control, biocides, animal feed as well as in soil modification and stabilisation, asphalt, and in mortars and renders for construction.
Manufacturing involves quarrying, high temperature processing, emissions control and environmental management, bulk storage and transport logistics, as well as health and safety.
Abstracts on all these topics, and any others, are welcomed. If you would like any further guidance, please contact us. In order to accommodate the broadest range of research interests we are organising the day into three themes:
- Lime and the path to net zero
- Construction and civil engineering uses of lime
- Environmental applications for lime
The University of Northumbria is located at the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the UK - Newcastle upon Tyne.
The event will be hosted in the Great Hall, an iconic setting that emphasises the importance of this Symposium.
Through the Newcastle-Gateshead Initiatives, and with
the support of the University, the BLA have set-up an accommodation website - which will help delegates find local accommodation to suit a range of budgets.
For more details visit: www.NewcastleGateshead.com/UK-LimeResearchSymposium
Invitation for Abstracts
The BLA plans to prepare a book of accepted abstracts for Symposium delegates and publish the abstracts on its website.
For this reason, abstracts must be in the abstract template downloadable from here.
Abstracts should be sent to: Rebecca.Hooper@mineralproducts.org
Abstracts must be received by 00:00 Thursday 30th April 2020
A review panel will consider all abstracts and on acceptance will group them in themes and allocate them a presentation/poster slot in the Symposium programme.
Abstracts may be published on the BLA website, and the BLA may provide copies of abstracts to delegates attending the Symposium.
- Abstracts should be around 250 words long and with a clear title. The abstract should summarise the paper.
- The details of all authors should be included, along with the contact details for the key author.
- Any preference for a presentation or poster must be noted. The BLA will attempt to accommodate preferences but this cannot be guaranteed.
- Selected authors will be invited to write a paper, after the Symposium, to be published in the formal proceedings and made available on the BLA website in early 2021.
||Welcome to the BLA UK-Lime Research Symposium
Introduction to UK lime manufacturing and lime applications
||Keynote presentation: The importance of academic and industry collaboration in a rapidly changing world
Dr Giovanni Pesce – Northumbria University
||Theme 1: Lime and the path to net zero
||Keynote presentation: Hydrated lime in asphalt for longer life roads
Dr Helen Bailey – University of Derby
||Theme 2: Construction and civil engineering uses of lime
||Keynote presentation: Air lime and formulated lime for mortars and renders
Dr Richard Ball – University of Bath
||Careers in lime
||The challenges of modern lime manufacturing
Introduction to discussion groups
Discussion groups on future research for the sector
Extended poster session Careers break-outs
||Theme 3: Environmental applications for lime
||Keynote presentation: Lime in major projects
Dr Paul Beetham – Nottingham Trent University
Feedback from discussion groups
Awarding prizes and closing remarks
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our Symposium mailing list, and keep the date free in your diary.