Special Issue "Characterization and Processing of Complex Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: non-destructive characterization; selective material recovery; colloid and interface; sustainability and circular economy
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This Special Issue aims to provide forum for scientists and engineers to share and discuss their pioneering/original findings or insightful reviews on the Characterization and Processing of Complex Materials. Reports on achievement of coupling the complexity of industrial materials/wastes/natural ores with non-destructive characterization method(s) and the unique advancement of their processing are particularly encouraged. On the other hand, any kind of contribution under the broad framework of the understanding and production of complex materials is also highly welcome.
Some potential contributions are listed below under “keywords”. One of them is the waste management and recycling of complex materials (e.g. foods, electronic wastes) via the development of a new characterization method and/or process intensification. For example, a proper characterization of complex/heterogeneous materials is still an extremely challenging task, since the majority of characterization methods analyze either the average characteristics of the whole material or a narrow area of specific interest [1,2]. On the other hand, the efficient processing/recycling of complex materials/wastes should be strongly supported by their characterization from the viewpoint of economic and environmental concerns .
 Otsuki, A.; Chen, Y.; Zhao, Y. Characterisation and beneficiation of complex ores for sustainable use of mineral resources: Refractory gold ore beneficiation as an example. Int. J. Soc. Mat. Eng. Res. 2014, 20, 126–135.
 Otsuki, A.; Bryant, G. Characterization of the interactions within fine particle mixtures in highly concentrated suspensions for advanced particle processing. Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 2015, 226, 37–43.
Dr. Akira Otsuki
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- Non-destructive characterization
- Analytical chemistry and instrumentation
- Waste management and recycling
- Selective material recovery/processing
- Sustainability and circular economy