Connections Inspections! - Survey

Posted 04-05-2015
Category Research

We want to know what you think about Connections and how we can improve it for you in the future. A short two minute survey is now avaliable online, we would love to hear your thoughts and ideas about future editions.

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A Novel Concept for Slag Utilisation

Posted 27-04-2015
Category Research

In the United States two researchers at DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory have discovered that mixing two slag products at a unique ratio can generate energy in the form of heat and fuels.

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Jamie Watts for the CRC

Posted 09-04-2015
Category Research

The CRC: Low Carbon Living project commenced on the 12th of December 2012. Upon its initiation it was expected to create seven beneficial outcomes by 2020, including being able to provide 88 research students with detailed experience in the low carbon built environment. One of these 88 students (Jamie Watts) has recently produced his CRC funded Honours Thesis.​

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Have you nominated for Global Slag Awards 2015?

Posted 06-04-2015
Category Events

Want to submit your nomination for the 2015 Awards? Nominations for the 2015 Global Slag Awards are already open, you can nominate your preference online!

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The Art of slag - Jamie North Rock Melt

Posted 29-03-2015
Category Events

This exhibition of six large sculptural columns by Sydney-based artist Jamie North features plant life growing from concrete pylons in an apparent state of erosion. Each column, ascending from a solid base to a condition of lesser materiality, will be slowly overrun by creeping vines (Pandorea pandorana) that reflect the artist’s lifelong engagement with the observance and cultivation of plants. The exhibition is being held at NGV International bewteen 25 March to 12 July 2015.  Open 10am–5pm, closed Tuesday.  Free entry

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China adopts Australian (CSIRO) dry slag granulation invention

Posted 15-03-2015
Category Research

Australian technology which harvests molten iron blast furnace slag and converts it into a granulated blast furnace slag make cement is being trialled in China where 60% of the world’s iron blast furnace slag is produced. The process is considered environmentally within metal production, called Dry Slag Granulation (DSG), reduces water use and cuts greenhouse gas emissions.

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EuroSlag 8th European Slag Conference

Posted 28-01-2015
Category Events

The 8th EUROSlag Conference will be held in Linz, Austria, from 21-23 October 2015! With the global slag market estimated to be worth $28 billion by 2020, The EUROSlag Conference continues to grow and bring together leading international companies concerned with ferrous slag products.

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Quick Reference Guide 4: Electric Arc Furnace Slag (EAFS)

Posted 27-01-2015
Category Technical

QRG 4: EAFS has begun the initial drafting stage under the authorship of members from the ASA Technical and Education Committee and is due for publication in June 2015. This Guide will be published in the Connections October 2015 edition.

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Update: Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRC-LCL)

Posted 27-01-2015
Category Research

The Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living approval for a $3.1 million project, RP1020: Reducing Barriers for Commercial Adaptation of Construction Materials with Low-Embodied-Carbon will span the next three (3) years and is well on track with progress to be reviewed in April 2015.

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