Special Issue "Advances in Lime and Lime-Based Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction and Building Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Giovanni Pesce
Guest Editor
Northumbria University, Sutherland Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Interests: calcic lime; dolomitic lime; microstructure; chemistry; mechanical properties; lime mortars; radiocarbon dating of lime; modeling; modern use; traditional use; modern technologies; traditional technologies.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lime is a material that has been used by humankind for several millennia. Today is used across a wide range of industries and applications including steel and metal manufacturing, water and waste-water treatment, emissions control, biocides, animal feed, as well as in soil modification and stabilization, asphalt, and in mortars and renders for construction.

This Special Issue "Advances in Lime and Lime-based Materials" will publish results of the most recent research on lime, and lime-based materials. Focus is mainly on the construction industry (new and historic buildings); however, since lime is a fundamental ingredient for many industries, this Special Issue also welcomes contributions on lime for other applications. Furthermore, the issue not only focuses on results from academic research but welcomes contributions from industrial research.

Relevant topics to this Special Issue include, but are not limited to the following subjects:

  • Novel applications of lime and lime-based materials
  • Lime-based materials containing waste and by-products
  • Lime based-materials containing SCM
  • Use or organic additives in lime-based materials
  • Modern and traditional lime technology
  • Modern and traditional use of lime and lime-based materials
  • Sustainability of lime and lime-based materials
  • Modeling of lime and lime-based materials
  • Chemical, mechanical and physical characteristics of lime and lime-based materials
  • Durability of lime-based materials
  • Testing of lime-based materials
  • Dating methods of lime and lime-based materials

Dr. Giovanni Pesce
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Lime
  • Mortars
  • Plasters
  • Additives
  • Sustainability
  • Modeling
  • Durability
  • Technology
  • Traditional use
  • Dating method

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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