Special Issue "Mineralogy and Characteristics of Occupational and Environmental Dust Exposures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 July 2021).
Respirable-sized airborne particulates are ubiquitous and can originate from a wide variety of sources, both natural and anthropogenic. Occupational exposure to dust sourced from geologic materials, such as silica, asbestos, and coal, has long been associated with pulmonary disease in mine, construction, and ceramics workers. It is now widely recognized that cardiovascular effects are also possible. In some populations, environmental exposures to mineral dusts are increasingly of concern. However, detailed analysis of dust is rarely available to characterize mineralogic constituents, particle size distribution and surface reactivity, or trace elements. Such information is critical to identifying and controlling dust sources, and to understanding potential health outcomes.
This Special Issue of Minerals aims to cover research related to mineralogic and characteristic analysis of respirable dust exposures. Example topics could include sampling and analytical methods, dust generation and control, biological response to dust constituents, and case studies. Papers relevant to both occupational and environmental exposures are welcome.
Dr. Emily Sarver
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.
- respirable dust
- mineral dust
- dust characterization
- mineralogy and trace element analysis
- occupational health
- environmental health