Special Issue "Mine Waste Characterization, Management and Remediation"

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A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Karen Hudson-Edwards
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Birkbeck, University of London London WC1E 7HX UK
Website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/geology/our-staff/karen-hudson-edwards
E-Mail: k.hudson-edwards@bbk.ac.uk
Interests: mine waste characterization; management and remediation; environmental mineralogy; mineral-microbe interactions; mineral dissolution; sulfate minerals; biogeochemical cycles; economic geology

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Dold
SUMIRCO (Sustainable Mining Research & Consult EIRL), Casilla 28, San Pedro de la Paz 4130000, Chile
Website: http://www.sumirco.com/
E-Mail: bernhard.dold@gmail.com
Phone: +56 9 7762 6394
Interests: economic geology; mineralogy; geochemistry; geomicrobiology; biogeochemical cycles; biogeometallurgy; mine waste management; mine waste characterization and prediction; sustainability; hydrogeology; sustainable georesources management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

Submission

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.

Keywords

  • mine waste
  • acid mine drainage, neutral mine drainage, basic mine drainage
  • tailings, metallurgical slags and waste rock
  • bioremediation
  • phytoremediation
  • permeable reactive barriers
  • passive and active treatment schemes
  • mine waste management
  • prediction and prevention
  • characterization

Published Papers (14 papers)

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Minerals 2014, 4(3), 642-666; doi:10.3390/min4030642
Received: 26 February 2014; in revised form: 24 May 2014 / Accepted: 9 June 2014 / Published: 8 July 2014
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Minerals 2014, 4(3), 621-641; doi:10.3390/min4030621
Received: 26 February 2014; in revised form: 21 April 2014 / Accepted: 21 April 2014 / Published: 8 July 2014
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Minerals 2014, 4(3), 603-620; doi:10.3390/min4030603
Received: 10 March 2014; in revised form: 17 June 2014 / Accepted: 18 June 2014 / Published: 8 July 2014
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Minerals 2014, 4(3), 578-602; doi:10.3390/min4030578
Received: 27 February 2014; in revised form: 23 June 2014 / Accepted: 24 June 2014 / Published: 8 July 2014
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Minerals 2014, 4(2), 477-502; doi:10.3390/min4020477
Received: 28 February 2014; in revised form: 12 May 2014 / Accepted: 19 May 2014 / Published: 30 May 2014
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Minerals 2014, 4(2), 330-344; doi:10.3390/min4020330
Received: 26 February 2014; in revised form: 14 April 2014 / Accepted: 14 April 2014 / Published: 22 April 2014
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Minerals 2014, 4(2), 313-329; doi:10.3390/min4020313
Received: 31 October 2013; in revised form: 2 April 2014 / Accepted: 10 April 2014 / Published: 16 April 2014
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Minerals 2014, 4(2), 293-312; doi:10.3390/min4020293
Received: 19 February 2014; in revised form: 8 April 2014 / Accepted: 10 April 2014 / Published: 14 April 2014
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Minerals 2014, 4(2), 279-292; doi:10.3390/min4020279
Received: 11 March 2014; in revised form: 3 April 2014 / Accepted: 10 April 2014 / Published: 14 April 2014
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Minerals 2014, 4(2), 257-278; doi:10.3390/min4020257
Received: 30 January 2014; in revised form: 29 March 2014 / Accepted: 1 April 2014 / Published: 10 April 2014
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Minerals 2014, 4(2), 241-256; doi:10.3390/min4020241
Received: 28 February 2014; in revised form: 1 April 2014 / Accepted: 2 April 2014 / Published: 9 April 2014
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Minerals 2014, 4(1), 52-73; doi:10.3390/min4010052
Received: 21 December 2013; in revised form: 21 January 2014 / Accepted: 22 January 2014 / Published: 29 January 2014
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Minerals 2014, 4(1), 37-51; doi:10.3390/min4010037
Received: 20 November 2013; in revised form: 24 January 2014 / Accepted: 24 January 2014 / Published: 28 January 2014
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Minerals 2013, 3(4), 412-426; doi:10.3390/min3040412
Received: 12 October 2013; in revised form: 26 November 2013 / Accepted: 28 November 2013 / Published: 13 December 2013
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