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Special Issue "The Universal Application of Clay Minerals"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: kaolin; smectite group of minerals; sepiolite; palygorskite; pelotherapy; advanced, clay-based materials; pharmaceutical uses of adsorption processes; new technologies
Interests: heterogeneous catalysis; biomass valorization; heterogeneous catalysis; porous materials; clay minerals; adsorption processes
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Minerals will publish a Special Issue entitled ‘’The Universal Application of Clay Minerals’’. Clay minerals are ubiquitous on the Earth’s surface and their applications date back to the beginning of humanity. They cover a very wide range of topics including industries engineering, the pharmaceutical industry, the adsorption of a wide variety of pollutants such as organic pollutants, heavy metals, and radionuclides, and many more. Moreover, it well known that all of them are related to factors such as the structure and chemical composition of clay minerals but also to other physical and chemical properties such as the area and the nature of its inner and external surfaces. In addition, all these physical properties can be improved with advanced clay-based materials by improving the performance of traditional applications that are used in new applications. This Special Issue will collect articles summarizing the traditional applications of clay minerals while paying special attention to those new applications developed with advanced clay-based materials.
Prof. Dr. Francisco Franco
Dr. Juan Antonio Cecilia
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 1600 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.
- smectite group of minerals
- advanced, clay-based materials
- pharmaceutical uses of adsorption processes
- new technologies