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Special Issue "Bio-Transformation and Mineralization Induced by Microorganisms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).
Interests: biomineralization (biologically induced mineralization); reduction and precipitation of redox-sensitive metals and radionuclides; metal recovery; asbestos and fibrous minerals; naturally occurring radionuclides
Microorganisms can obtain energy to support growth from the dissimilatory reduction of Mn(IV), Fe(III), and any number of multivalent trace metals and the radionuclides. Understanding the mechanisms of bio-transformation of the various chemical forms of toxic metals and radionuclides present in wastes and contaminated soils and water has led to the development of novel bioremediation processes. Microorganisms form immense varieties of authigenic minerals such as oxides, clays, carbonates, phosphates, sulfates, and sulfides. Modern elemental cycles such as Fe, Mn, Si, Ca, P, C and S are all affected by bio-mineralization processes.
We invite contributions on, but not limited to, biogeochemical and mineralogical studies of the biotransformation of Mn(IV), Fe(III), redox-sensitive metals and radionuclides at both the laboratory and field scales. We especially encourage papers on the development of novel characterization methods of the bio-transformation of redox-sensitive metals/radionuclides and bio-minerals and/or novel applications of microbe–metal/radionuclide interactions and biomineralization with an interdisciplinary perspective.
Prof. Dr. Yul Roh
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 1600 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.
- Heavy metals
- Metal recovery