Special Issue "Application of Mineral-based Amendments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2019
I have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in a Special Issue of Minerals devoted to the Application of Mineral-based Amendments.
This Special Issue will focus on recent progress in mineral-based amendments with various applications in many branches of industrial, agricultural, and environmental engineering. In addition, the mineralogical aspects of these amendments will also be considered.
As a result of ongoing urbanization, excessive exploitation of the environment, and constantly increasing human populations, the level of contamination of individual components of the natural environment (water, soil, air) has been increasing. Pressure on the environment connected with different contaminations exerts a real and constantly increasing influence on the quality of life. Along with an increased ecological awareness of society, we observe an increasing role of the reclamation of degraded areas. Thus, it is very important to seek out new solutions for contaminated areas, where the application of mineral-based amendments is gaining increasing importance. In addition, properties of all mineral-based amendments can be improved with advanced modifications to extend their applications. The rate of innovation and dissemination of new solutions plays a major role in this case.
The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together researchers from various disciplines to increase the number of possible applications of mineral-based amendments. I especially encourage papers on the development of novel applications of mineral-based amendments with an interdisciplinary perspective.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maja Radziemska
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. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 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.
- Applied amendments
- Mineral-based materials
- New technologies
- Agriculture and pharmaceutical uses
- Environmental implications
- Laboratory and field studies