Special Issue "Clay Minerals and Waste Fly Ash Ceramics"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marta Valášková
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Guest Editor
Institute of Environmental Technology, VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, 17. listopadu 2172/15, Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic
Interests: clay minerals; vermiculite; kaolin group; structure properties; thermal changes; clay mineral-metal oxide nanoparticles composites; cordierite ceramics based on the clay minerals; X-ray powder diffraction structural analysis

Special Issue Information

Clays are environmentally-friendly raw materials available in large quantities. Clay minerals, as the main components of clays, have specific structural properties and are therefore widely used in laboratory and industry. A large amount of fly ash waste comes from thermal power plants and coal combustion. The utilization of this waste material is a major focus in research on the development of environmentally-friendly ceramic materials. The aim from the viewpoint of the final properties of the ceramic product is to find the optimal maximum amount of fly ash in the ceramic mixture. A desirable task is to study the effect of the addition of fly ash and clay minerals and other possible additives on calcination temperature, while saving conditions without damaging the ceramic body.

This Special Issue will include quality publications on the application of clay-mineral-supported waste fly ash to ceramic materials, with particular attention to processes developed using advanced clay-based ceramic materials.

Dr. Marta Valášková
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. 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.

Keywords

  • clay mineral 
  • fly ash 
  • Thermal procedure 
  • ceramics 
  • structure 
  • characterization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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