2012 Chrismas Programme



Monday 17th December 2012, Chemistry Centre, RSC, Burlington House, London.

09:00 - 09:55

Registration with Tea/coffee & Danish pastry

09:55 – 10:00

Welcome Professor Andy Abbott (Chairperson of the MSDG)

10:00 – 10:40

Invited Lecture

(Chairperson: Professor Andy Abbott)


Professor Andy Mount
School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

10:40 – 12:40

Technical Session 1


(Chairperson : Professor George Chen)

10:40 – 11:00

Rob P. Campbell-Kelly
AWE, Aldermaston, Reading, RG4 4PR, UK.
Development of a Solid Anode Electrorefining Process using Cerium as an Analogue for Actinides

11:00 – 11:40

Viktorija Tomkute1, A. Solheim2, E. Olsen1
1 Dep. of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), P.O.Box 5003, Drøbakveien 31, NO-1432 Ås, Norway
SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, P.O. Box 4760 Sluppen, NO-7465 Trondheim, Norway.

Investigation of high temperature CO2 capture by CaO in CaCl2 molten salt

11:40 – 12:10

Magaly Oudot1, L. Cassayre1, P. Chamelot1, M. Gibilaro1, L. Massot1, M. Pijolat2
1 Laboratoire de Génie Chimique, Université Paul Sabatier, INP-CNRS, 31062, Toulouse Cedex 9, France
2 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, 158 cours Fauriel, 42023, Saint Étienne, France. Contact E-mail: oudot@chimie.ups-tlse.fr

Oxide layers formation on a Fe electrode under anodic polarisation in cryolite melts

12:10 – 12:40

Geir Martin Haarberg1, Eirin Kvalheim1, Ana Maria Martinez2, Sverre Rolseth2, and Henrik Gudbrandsen2
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
2SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, SINTEF,NO-7465 Tondheim, Norway Contact E-mail: geir.m.haarberg@material.ntnu.no
High Temperature Electrolysis for Liquid Iron Production


12:40 – 14:00



13:30 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

Technical Session 2


(Chairperson : Dr Carsten Schwandt)

14:00 – 14:30

Peter Thomassen, Andreas J. Kunov-Kruse, Susanne L. Mossin, Helene Kolding, Søren Kegnæs, Anders Riisager, Rolf W. Berg and Rasmus Fehrmann
Centre for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark, Building 207, Kemitorvet, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark E-mail :rf@kemi.dtu.dk
Flue Gas Cleaning by Ionic Liquids - Fundamental Chemistry and Industrial Application

14:30 – 15:00

Happiness V. Ijije, Richard C. Lawrence, Chenggong Sun and George Z. Chen*
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, and Energy and Sustainability Research Division, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK. *Corresponding author: george.chen@nottingham.ac.uk
Molten Salt Assisted Electro-reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Carbon

15:00 – 16:00

POSTER SESSION with tea, coffee & biscuits

16:00 – 17:00

Technical Session 3


(Chairperson: Professor Tom Welton)

16:00 – 16:30

Trevor R Griffiths, Vladimir A Volkovich and Derek J Fray
Redston Trevor Consulting Ltd., Leeds, LS17 8RF, UK.
The preparation and solubility of alkali metal uranates in molten carbonate and the effect of temperature on their chromaticity over a 700 oC range.

16:30 – 17:00

Gero Frisch, Jennifer Hartley, Loretta Jones and Andrew Abbott
Chemistry Department, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH
Ionic Dissociation in Ionic Liquids – Activity Coefficients and pH Measurements

17:00 – 18:30

Cheese/biscuits plus Tortilla chips/dips & wine


Close of meeting



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