Special Issue "Designing Minerals for Remediation of Environmental Contaminants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 November 2021.
Interests: clay minerals; clay modification; clay–microorganism interaction; contaminant remediation; enhanced rock weathering; soil carbon sequestration
Interests: mineral recycling; mineral carbonation; soil/sediment remediation; stabilisation/solidification; mineral-based construction materials
Mineral materials are known to influence the source, transformation, mobility and reclamation of environmental contaminants in natural and engineered systems. Phyllosilicate minerals in particular, owing to their high reactivity and surface area, show intrinsic contaminant barrier and sequestration activities in aqueous, solid and gas phases. Mineral resources are abundant in natural deposits across the world and can be subjected to easy physical, chemical and biological modifications to further improve their contaminant reclamation abilities, leading to the development of inexpensive and sustainable environmental remediation materials. A range of modifying agents, such as surfactants, polymers, metals, microorganisms, biowastes and nanoparticles, have been shown to improve the functionality and performance of minerals for removing contaminants from water and air, or immobilising them in soils, sediments and other solid matrices, such as construction and building materials. This Special Issue aims to serve as a thematic collection of papers concerning advanced synthesis, characterisation and application of mineral-based designer materials, and their applications for environmental contaminant mitigation in liquid, solid and gaseous media.
The Special Issue welcomes both original research and review articles focusing on the mitigation of organic, inorganic and biological contaminants using mineral-based materials. The contaminants may include but are not limited to heavy metal(loid)s, dyes, pesticides, pathogens, industrial effluents and wastes, contaminants of emerging concerns (e.g., poly and perfluoro alkyl substances, pharmaceutical and personal care products, plastic-derived chemicals), volatile organic compounds, carbon dioxide and toxic gases. Papers on performance evaluation and standardisation of mineral-based materials under pilot and field-scale applications are also welcome.
Dr. Binoy Sarkar
Dr. Lei Wang
Dr. Raj Mukhopadhyay
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 1800 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.
- advanced materials
- air cleaning
- biocompatible clays
- building materials
- carbon dioxide removal
- clay catalysts
- clay composites
- clay minerals
- clay modification
- construction materials
- porous materials
- resource recycling
- sediment remediation
- soil remediation
- toxic gas
- wastewater treatment
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: Adsorption properties of waste bulding sludge for environmental protection
Authors: Barbora Dousova