Special Issue "Mineral Fibres"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019)
Over recent years, there has been increasing interest in natural occurrences of asbestos and asbestiform minerals as a source of possible environmental risk. Moreover, due to the adverse health effects associated with exposure to asbestos, its inertization is one of the most important issues of waste risk management. This Special Issue aims to gather contributions on the state of the art knowledge of processes that involve the rock story, from natural outcrops to the quarry’s products as building materials, with implications due to airborne mineral fibres. Also on proper characterization of stones, such as serpentinite, to avoid conflicts when opening or re-opening quarries and using these kind of rocks in construction and/or restoration. Moreover, we are particularly interested in contributions presenting novel and classical approaches for asbestos recycling and outcrop mapping, together with possible solutions for reducing asbestos exposure.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Bloise
Prof. Dr. Rosalda Punturo
Dr. Robert Kusiorowski
Prof. Dr. Lola Pereira
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- Naturally Occurring Asbestos (NOA)