Special Issue "Mine Waste Characterization, Management and Remediation"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2013)
Prof. Dr. Karen Hudson-Edwards
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Birkbeck, University of London London WC1E 7HX UK
Interests: mine waste characterization; management and remediation; environmental mineralogy; mineral-microbe interactions; mineral dissolution; sulfate minerals; biogeochemical cycles; economic geology
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dold
SUMIRCO (Sustainable Mining Research & Consult EIRL), Casilla 28, San Pedro de la Paz 4130000, Chile
Interests: economic geology; mineralogy; geochemistry; geomicrobiology; biogeochemical cycles; biogeometallurgy; mine waste management; mine waste characterization and prediction; sustainability; hydrogeology; sustainable georesources management
Mining is a vital part of the Global economy, but the extraction of metals, metalloids and other mineral products generates vast quantities of liquid and solid wastes. These wastes can pose risks to ecosystems and humans because they can contain high concentrations of potentially toxic elements. These risks can be mitigated by implementing appropriate management or remediation schemes. Although there are a large number of such schemes available, there is still a need to research the processes, products and effectiveness of their implementation, as well as the nature of the mine wastes themselves. This special issue aims to bring together studies in the areas of mine waste characterization, management and remediation, to review the current state of knowledge and to develop improvements in current schemes. We welcome studies in all of these areas, including schemes involving bacteria and phytoremediation.
Dr. Karen Hudson-Edwards
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dold
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For this special issue, the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- mine waste
- acid mine drainage, neutral mine drainage, basic mine drainage
- tailings, metallurgical slags and waste rock
- permeable reactive barriers
- passive and active treatment schemes
- mine waste management
- prediction and prevention