'Carbonatation of steel slag' - EPSC 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form
INSTRUCTIONS - PROFESSORS: Please print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, as applicable, from "Supervisor's Name" to "Ethics, safety, and training". Please sign and date near the bottom ("Supervisor's signature").
INSTRUCTIONS - STUDENTS: You may receive this form by email, or you may download it from www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/396 after it has been posted. Either way, print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, from "Student's Name" to "Student's Level", and sign ("Student signature"). Ask your supervisor to sign her/his section near the bottom. Take it to the department corresponding to the course number; this may or may not be your own department. Do not register for a '396' course on Minerva until you receive departmental permission. Have a discussion with your supervisor about time/work expectations, keeping in mind that this is a 3-credit course (roughly, 10 hours per week for 12 weeks). Remember that a '396' course is an elective.
INSTRUCTIONS - DEPARTMENTS: After the unit chair/director/designate approves (or not) this project, please notify student. If approved, please give student permission to register on Minerva, and fax this form (with signatures) to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science at 514-398-8102. The Office for Undergraduate Research in Science will later post the project online at www.mcgill.ca/science/research/ours/396/listing, indicating whether the project is open for students to apply or taken.
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Supervisor's Name: Alfonso Mucci
Supervisor's Email: alfonso [dot] mucci [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-4892
Supervisor's Website: http://eps.mcgill.ca/~alm/
Supervisor's department: Earth and Planetary Sciences
Course number: EPSC396 (Earth and Planetary Science)
Term: Winter 2011-2012
Project start date: Monday, January 9, 2012
Project end date: Monday, April 16, 2012
Project title: Carbonatation of steel slag
Project description: Chemical and mineralogical characterization of steel slag and its reactivity to carbonatation.
The student will developed an acid-base potentiometric titration protocol to determine the relative reactivity of steel slags to carbonatation. The reactivity of steel slags depends on their production and cooling histories and the new protocol should provide a quick test of their suitability for carbonatation. She will also monitor the mineralogy of the solid residue in timed and sequenced potentiometric titrations in order to identify the reactive phases.
Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.
Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Industriousness and performance in the laboratory (i.e., quantity and quality of data generated, safe laboratory practices): 30%; Comprehension and originality: 20%; Final report: 50%.
Other project information: This project is funded by a FQRNT-Team grant to Shao/Mucci/Fournier to develop a cementing system comprised solely of carbonated ground steel slag to create a carbonate-bonded matrix whose properties can compete with gypsum or cement boards while exhibiting a high potential for CO2 sequestration. Whereas the two engineers in the project focus on designing efficient carbonatation procedures of the raw material (steel slag) and a characterization of the physical properties of end-products, we are using spectroscopic (XRD) and potentiometric (titration) methods to characterize the chemical reactivity of the raw materials.
Project status: This project is taken; however students may contact the professor to discuss other possible '396' projects this term.
How students can apply: N/A; this project is filled.
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves handling chemicals.
Student's McGill ID:
Student's Email (first [dot] last [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca):
Student's Level (U0 / U1 / U2 / U3):
Student's signature - I have not applied for another '396' course in this term:
Supervisor's signature - I give my permission for the student identified above to register for this project under my supervision:
Unit chair/director/designate's name:
Unit chair/director/designate's signature - I certify that this project conforms to departmental requirements for 396 courses: