Special Issue "Clays and Micro-Organisms: From Nature to Industry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019
Clays and clay materials are important components in natural environments, as well as in industrial applications. Clays and clay minerals are important components in soils, sediments, and sedimentary rocks, and they undergo biotic and abiotic reactions in natural environments, including extreme environments. These mineral reactions impact a number of geological and environmental processes, such as sediment diagenesis, colloid transport, the mobility and the ultimate fate of organic and inorganic contaminants, integrity of waste repositories, and stability of the ocean floor. Furthermore, the science and technologies of industrial clays, including exploration and clay resource development, particle engineering from macro to nano, chemical and physical modification of industrial application and sustainable resource development are currently being investigated. We invite contributions on, but not limited to, microscopic/spectroscopic/geochemistry studies of clay mineral reactions at both laboratory and field scales. We especially encourage papers on the development of novel methods and/or novel applications of existing techniques with an interdisciplinary perspective.
The first round of submission deadline was 15 January 2019.
Prof. Dr. Jinwook Kim
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- Biotic clay reaction
- Abiotic clay reaction
- Microbial interaction
- Extreme environments
- Geological process
- Environmental process
- Industrial clay
- Physical modification of clays