Special Issue "Frontiers in Induced Carbonate Precipitation"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 717

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Johannes Hommel
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Guest Editor
Institut für Wasser- und Umweltsystemmodellierung, Universität Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: biomineralization; induced carbonate precipitation; porous media; porosity; permeability; numerical modelling; environmental engineering
Dr. Nariman Mahabadi
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Guest Editor
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3905, USA
Interests: multiphase flow in porous media; fate and transport in porous media; hydrate bearing sediments; methane hydrates; biomediated geotechnics; bio-inspired geotechnics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue “Frontiers in Induced Carbonate Precipitation” welcomes contributions related to the current frontiers in scientific understanding of induced carbonate precipitation, be it microbially, enzymatically, or any other biogeochemical method. Specific examples include but are not limited to the mineralogy of carbonates formed during induced carbonate precipitation; detailed characteristics of induced carbonate precipitates at molecular or micro scale; coupling effects between induced carbonate precipitation and the associated fluid flow, solute transport, and/or geomechanics; methods and procedures to control the spatial distribution of precipitates formed during induced carbonate precipitation; innovative methods to induce carbonate precipitation; and novel and innovative applications of induced carbonate precipitation. 

Dr. Johannes Hommel
Dr. Nariman Mahabadi
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • biomineralization
  • induced carbonate precipitation
  • reactive transport
  • scale effects on biomineralization
  • interactions of biomineralization and flow
  • innovative application

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Biomineralization of Carbonates Induced by Mucilaginibacter gossypii HFF1: Significant Role of Biochemical Parameters
Minerals 2022, 12(5), 614; https://doi.org/10.3390/min12050614 - 12 May 2022
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Although the precipitation of carbonate minerals induced by various bacteria is widely studied, the changes in the biochemical parameters, and their significant role in the biomineralization processes, still need further exploration. In this study, Mucilaginibacter gossypii HFF1 was isolated, identified, and used to [...] Read more.
Although the precipitation of carbonate minerals induced by various bacteria is widely studied, the changes in the biochemical parameters, and their significant role in the biomineralization processes, still need further exploration. In this study, Mucilaginibacter gossypii HFF1 was isolated, identified, and used to induce carbonate minerals at various Mg/Ca ratios. The biochemical parameters were determined in order to explore the biomineralization mechanisms, including cell concentration, pH, ammonia, carbonic anhydrase activity, and alkaline phosphatase activity. The characteristics of extracellular minerals and intracellular inclusions were both analyzed. In addition, the amino acid composition of the extracellular polymeric substance was also tested. Results show that the biochemical parameters provide an alkaline environment for precipitation, due to the combined effect of ammonia, carbonic anhydrase, and alkaline phosphatase. Biotic minerals are characterized by preferred orientation, specific shape, and better crystalline and better thermal stability, indicating their biogenesis. Most of the amino acids in the extracellular polymeric substance are negatived charged, and facilitate the binding of magnesium and calcium ions. The particles with weak crystalline structure in the EPS prove that it acts as a nucleation site. Intracellular analyses prove the presence of the intracellular amorphous inclusions. Our results suggest that the changes in the biochemical parameters caused by bacteria are beneficial to biomineralization, and play a necessary role in its process. This offers new insight into understanding the biomineralization mechanism of the bacteria HFF1. Full article
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Title: Effects of enzymatically induced carbonate precipitation on capillary-pressure-saturation relations

Author:  Dr. Johannes Hommel

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