Special Issue "Mineral Sorbents"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dorota Kołodyńska

Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie Skłodowska University
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Interests: low-cost sorbents; mineral sorbents; heavy metal ions removal; adsorption; modification; ion exchange; environment; biodegradable complexing agents

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mineral sorbents are substances of wide application and of great importance for many industrial and environmental technologies. Natural varieties of minerals, mineral waste materials formed as a result of exploitation of, for example, carbonate rocks, or generated in combustion processes in fossil carbons are alternative materials for improving the natural environment.

Due to the unique physicochemical properties, their increasing importance in the processes of toxic compound removal; the reclamation of degraded areas; and the improvement of soil properties, i.e., the restoration of the biogeochemical balance of the environment, is observed year by year. Their unquestionable advantage is that they are cheap and available. Therefore, modified mineral sorbents as catalysts are used in the petrochemical industry. They are also widely applied in the food industry, agriculture, animal husbandry, as well as in medicine for the production of some drugs, etc.

Their use is mostly affected by mineralogical characteristics and unique physicochemical properties as well as simple modifications to enhance their effectiveness by among others grafting, change of surface charge, or structure adjustment. Therefore, all attempts to search for and modify this type of sorbents are of great importance. Their results form the basis for the identification of new physicochemical properties that determine, among others, sorption properties constituting an enormous application potential.

Therefore, this Special Issue aims at publishing papers discussing the recent achievements in the determination of mineral and chemical compositions, structure, and texture; and the adsorption properties of mineral sorbents and their modification to obtain materials for potential applications in environmental protection, especially for the removal of heavy metal ions, dyes, pesticides, etc.

Prof. Dr. Dorota Kołodyńska
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • mineral sorbents
  • heavy metals
  • toxic substances
  • layered structure
  • adsorption
  • removal
  • environment

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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