PhD Thesis Defence Presentations - Maria Kamitsou

Presentation Title (Τίτλος Παρουσίασης): Sulfobelite and alite cements of low energy foot-print. Formation of yeelimite phase.
Presentation Type (Τύπος Παρουσίασης): PhD Thesis Defence Presentations
Speakers Full Name (Ονοματεπώνυμο): Maria Kamitsou
Speakers Affiliation (Προέλευση Ομιλητή): University of Patras, Department of Chemical Engineering
Seminar Room (Αίθουσα): "A. C. Payatakes" Library
Event Date: Fri, Jun 02 2023, Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Abstract (Περίληψη)

The production of cement is one of the most essential industrial activities, and contributes significantly to the economy of each country in which it is based. Cement is an inorganic hydraulic binder and a key component of concrete and mortar. Cement is produced by firing a mixture of ground limestone (contains: CaO) and clay (contains: Al2O3, SiO2, Fe2O3) in kilns at 1450 ℃. Its disadvantage is that it creates a significant carbon and energy footprint during its production, as well as a gradual depletion of mineral raw materials. In the present work, as an alternative proposal to the above problem, sulphοbelite and  Portland (alite) cements are studied, with the simultaneous utilization of byproducts in the mixture of raw materials. The sulphobelite cements were designed to contain 30-50% wt. yeelimite and fired at 1330 ℃ and rapidly cooled. In addition, a separate examination of the characteristics of the yeelimite phase, containing sulfur in the form of SO4 sulfates, was performed, which was produced stoichiometrically from pure oxides of pro-analysis grade in laboratory scale. The mixture of raw materials for the yeelimite synthesis was heated at three different temperatures, 1300 ℃, 1330 ℃ and 1350 ℃, and with two different baking profiles of 3 and 5 hours with rapid cooling. Samples of Portland cement were also prepared at lower firing temperatures (1340 ℃) than the conventional ones (1450 ℃). All the new materials that emerged were examined in terms of their characteristics, but also in terms of their compliance with European cement standards. Finally, a comparative environmental examination of representatives of each cement category was carried out, according to NEN 7573 standard.

Speakers Short CV (Σύντομο Βιογραφικό Ομιλητή)

2013: M. Sc. in Chemistry 

2010: B. Sc. in Material Science




  1. Tapeinos C. I., Kamitsou M. D., Dassios K., Kouzoudis D., Christogerou A., Samourgkanidis G., “Contactless and vibration-based damage detection in rectangular cement beams using magnetoelastic ribbon sensors.” Sensors, Manuscript ID: sensors-2346883, Υποβλήθηκε: 10 April 2023. (Προς δημοσίευση)
  2. Maria D. Kamitsou, Dimitra G. Kanellopoulou, Angeliki Christogerou and George N. Angelopoulos, “A Contribution towards a More Sustainable Cement: Synergy of Mill Scales, Greek Wet Fly Ash, Conventional Raw Materials and Clinkering Temperature”, Minerals 2022, Special Issue Valorization of Metallurgical and Mining Residues and Wastes, Vol. 12(3), p. 324, 
  3. Kamitsou, M.D., Kostakopoulos, E., Kanellopoulou, D.G., Hallet, V., Petrica, P., Christogerou, A., Angelopoulos, G.N. “Formation, Characterization and SEM Microanalysis of Yeelimite”. Material Proceedings 2021, Vol. 5, p. 6.
  4. M. D. Kamitsou, D. G. Kanellopoulou, A. Christogerou, C. Kostagian-nakopoulou, V. Kostopoulos & G. N. Angelopoulos. “Valorization of FGD and Bauxite Residue in Sulfobelite Cement Production”. Waste and Biomass Valorization 2020, Vol. 11, pp. 5445–5456. ISSN 1877-2641, DOI: 10.1007/s12649-020-01055-9


  1. Maria Kamitsou, “Valorisation of byproducts, such as Soda‐Lime‐Silica (SLS) waste glass and red mud in ceramics and binding materials.” INVALOR101 – A network for joint valorisation of material flows in tourist areas, INTERREG V‐B, Balkan Mediterranean 2014‐2020, Online Conference on Waste Valorisation, University of Patras. 9 Φεβρουαρίου 2023.
  2. M. Kamitsou, I. Kostakopoulos, D. Kanellopoulou, A. Christogerou, G. Angelopoulos. «Formation, characterization and SEM microanalysis of yeelimite». (ομιλία) International Conference on Raw Materials and Circular Economy- RawMat21, 5-9 Σεπτεμβρίου 2021, Αθήνα.
  3. E. Vougioukalakis, M. Kamitsou, D. Kanellopoulou, A. Christogerou, G. Angelopoulos. «Image analysis and microanalysis of sulfobelite clinkers». (poster) International Conference on Raw Materials and Circular Economy- RawMat21, 5-9 Σεπτεμβρίου 2021, Αθήνα.
  4. M. D. Kamitsou, D.G. Kanellopoulou, A. Christogerou, G. N. Angelopoulos.:«Byproducts use in sulfobelite cements». (ομιλία). 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management, 26-29 Ιουνίου 2019, Ηράκλειο
  5. Δ. Γ. Στρατιδάκης, Μ. Καμίτσου, Α. Χριστογέρου, Γ. Αγγελόπουλος. «Επίδραση της κοκκομετρίας στις ιδιότητες των θειομπελιτικών τσιμέντων». (ομιλία) 12ο ΠΕΣΧΜ 29-31 Μαΐου 2019 Αθήνα.
  6. Α. Χριστογέρου, Ε. Παναγιωτόπουλος, Δ. Κανελλοπούλου, Μ. Καμίτσου, Γ. Αγγελόπουλος. «Επίδραση καταλοίπων βορίου στην αντοχή κεραμικών στον παγετό και άλλων τεχνολογικών ιδιοτήτων». (ομιλία) 12ο ΠΕΣΧΜ 29-31 Μαΐου 2019 Αθήνα.
  7. Γ. Ζώκαρης, Α. Δεσκάλι, Μ. Καμίτσου, Δ. Κανελλοπούλου, Α. Χριστογέρου, Γ. Αγγελόπουλο. «Βελτιστοποίηση παραγωγής θειομπελιτικού τσιμέντου με χρήση συμβατικών και εναλλακτικών καυσίμων» (poster) 12ο ΠΕΣΧΜ 29-31 Μαΐου 2019 Αθήνα.
  8. 6η Έκθεση Καινοτομίας και Μεταφοράς Τεχνογνωσίας - Patras IQ, 12 – 14 Απριλίου 2019. Περίπτερο 65: «INVALOR: Ερευνητική υποδομή για την αξιοποίηση αποβλήτων αειφόρου διαχείρισης φυσικών πόρων» από τις Μαρία Δ. Καμίτσου, Δήμητρα Γ. Κανελλοπούλου και Αγγελική Χριστογέρου, με αναρτημένες εργασίες (poster), παρουσιάσεις (PowerPoint και προφορικές) και δείγματα.
  9. Sergio Martínez-Martínez, Luis Pérez-Villarejo, Dolores Eliche-Quesada, Pedro J. Sánchez-Soto, Angeliki Christogerou, Dimitra Kanellopoulou, Maria Kamitsou, George N. Angelopoulos. Θέμα ομιλίας: «Desarrollo preliminar y estudio térmico de diferentes tipos de clínker de eco-cemento sostenible con el medio ambiente utilizando residuos industriales y piedra caliza con alto porcentaje de óxido de magnesio en su composición» (ISBN número 978-84-09-07670-3). CONAMA 2018 Rumbo 20.30, 14a edición del Congreso Nacional del Medio Ambiente, CONAMA 2018. 26-29 Νοεμβρίου 2018, Palacio Municipal de Congresos, Madrid, Ισπανία.
  10. Maria D. Kamitsou, Dimitra G. Kanellopoulou, George Papilas, Angeliki Christogerou, George N. Angelopoulos. «Design, production and evaluation of sulfo-belite cements». 4th Workshop of Graduates and Post-Docs in Chemical Engineering Sciences (CES-WGP4), 31 Οκτωβρίου 2018.Νέο Αμφιθέατρο, FORTH/ ICE-HT
  11. Sergio Martínez-Martínez, Luis Pérez-Villarejo, Dolores Eliche-Quesada, Pedro J. Sánchez-Soto, Angeliki Christogerou, Dimitra Kanellopoulou, Maria Kamitsou, George N. Angelopoulos. «Sludge from marble cutting and treatment as raw material for sustainable eco-friendly cement». (poster) V Spanish - Portuguese Congress of Ceramics and Glass and LVI Congreso Nacional de la SECV, Departamento de Ciencia de los Materiales e Ingeniería Metalúrgica, Escuela de Ingeniería de Barcelona Este, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona TECH, 8-10 Οκτωβρίου 2018, Βαρκελώνη, Ισπανία.
  12. Maria D. Kamitsou, Emmanouil Vougioukalakis, Dimitra G. Kanellopoulou, Angeliki Christogerou, George N. Angelopoulos. «Synthesis of sulfo-belite cement: Quantitative phase analysis and evolution of microstructure» (oμιλία), 5-7 Οκτωβρίου 2018, 9th International Conference of Hellenic Crystallographic Association (HERCA), Συνεδριακό Κέντρο, Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών.
  13. Μ. Δ. Καμίτσου, Δ. Κουμπούρη, Β. Στιβανάκης, Γ. N. Αγγελόπουλος. Μπελιτικά τσιμέντα με πρόσθετα υλικά για μελέτη βελτίωσης πρώιμων αντοχών». 11ο Πανελλήνιο Επιστημονικό συνέδριο Χημικής Μηχανικής: Χημική Μηχανική: Μοχλός καινοτομίας και ανάπτυξης. 25-27 Μαΐου 2017, Μέγαρο Μουσικής Θεσσαλονίκης, Θεσσαλονίκη.