Special Issue "Industrial Minerals"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maite Garcia-Valles

Universitat de Barcelona, Dpt. Mineralogia, Petrologia i Geologia Aplicada, Barcelona, Spain
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Interests: industrial minerals; ceramics and glass-ceramic; bioceramics; glass; geopolymers; wastes recycling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Human history has developed in parallel with industrial minerals. They are part of our daily routines, and have a great impact on the world economy. Industrial minerals include minerals and rocks that, depending on their physical and chemical properties, are used, directly or with treatment, in the manufacturing of products, such as ceramics, glass, cement, biomaterials, geopolymers, and even in the recycling of wastes. These can become raw materials in some industrial process and reduce the extraction of other materials and, therefore, contribute to the so-called environmental ecology.

Given the large volume of materials used, it is necessary to know from where they can be exploited, their mineralogy and properties, in order to determine the most suitable application in each case.

The thermodynamic behavior of industrial minerals is critically important at the time of being processed since it entails important economic repercussions. Well-controlled mineral dynamics (changes in compositions of phases, textures, etc.) during industrial processing is necessary to optimize the product. Moreover, in the case of reused wastes, an exhaustive control of the neoformed minerals and the position in the structure of the toxic elements must be controlled to ensure their stability.

Prof. Dr. Maite Garcia-Valles
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Clays
  • zeolites
  • Borates
  • Feldspars
  • Carbonates
  • Phosphates
  • Ceramic
  • Biomaterials
  • Glass
  • Cement
  • Geopolymers

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

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.



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