Special Issue "CO2 Sequestration by Mineral Carbonation: Challenges and Advances"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tuncel M. Yegulalp
Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Henry Krumb School of Mines, Columbia University, 500 West 120th St., New York, NY 10027, USA
Website: http://www.columbia.edu/~yegulalp/
E-Mail: yegulalp@columbia.edu
Phone: +1 212 854 2984
Fax: +1 212 854 7081
Interests: mining engineering/operations research; statistics; carbon capture; zero emission power plants; methane hydrates

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

One of the most important challenges of the 21st century is the limiting or reducing the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. While one of the challenges is the capture of greenhouse gases (primarily CO2) from point and distributed sources, the other is the development of method and techniques to sequester CO2. Each alternative proposed in literature and practiced in a very limited scale has its own shortcomings for the long-term or permanent storage. The idea of mineral carbonation emerges to be the only alternative for permanent solution. This special issue will focus on the recent scientific and technical advances towards development of technically and economically feasible methods, related issues and problems.

Prof. Dr. Tuncel M. Yegulalp
Guest Editor


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  • CO2 sequestration
  • ultramafic rocks
  • serpentinite carbonation
  • aqueous mineral carbonation
  • chelating agents
  • natural carbonation processes

Published Papers (5 papers)

by , , ,  and
Minerals 2014, 4(3), 746-757; doi:10.3390/min4030746
Received: 30 May 2014; in revised form: 15 July 2014 / Accepted: 29 July 2014 / Published: 8 August 2014
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by , , , , , ,  and
Minerals 2014, 4(2), 399-436; doi:10.3390/min4020399
Received: 4 March 2014; in revised form: 22 April 2014 / Accepted: 24 April 2014 / Published: 2 May 2014
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by ,  and
Minerals 2014, 4(2), 191-207; doi:10.3390/min4020191
Received: 11 January 2014; in revised form: 15 March 2014 / Accepted: 18 March 2014 / Published: 26 March 2014
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by , , ,  and
Minerals 2014, 4(1), 145-169; doi:10.3390/min4010145
Received: 9 January 2014; in revised form: 7 March 2014 / Accepted: 10 March 2014 / Published: 14 March 2014
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by , ,  and
Minerals 2013, 3(4), 352-366; doi:10.3390/min3040352
Received: 3 September 2013; in revised form: 11 October 2013 / Accepted: 14 October 2013 / Published: 23 October 2013
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Last update: 11 August 2014

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