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Special Issue "Chemical, Mineralogical and Isotopic Studies of Diagenesis of Carbonate and Clastic Sediments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 November 2019).
Interests: chemical, mineralogical and isotopic studies of diagenesis of carbonate and clastic sediments; rersevoir characterization and porosity evolution; environmental isotopic chemistry of lake sediments, water and biota
Diagenesis of carbonates and clastic sediments encompasses the biochemical, mechanical, and chemical changes that occur in sediments subsequent to deposition and prior to low-grade metamorphism. These parameters which, to a large extent, control diagenesis in carbonates and clastic sediments include the primary composition of the sediments, depositional facies, pore water chemistry, burial-thermal and tectonic evolution of the basin, and paleo-climatic conditions.
Diagenetic processes involve widespread chemical, mineralogical, and isotopic modifications affected by the original mineralogy of carbonate and clastic sediments. These diagenetic alterations will impose a major control on porosity and permeability and, hence, on hydrocarbon reservoirs and water aquifers, as well as the presence of other important economic minerals.
In this Special Issue, we encourage submissions focusing on understanding the interplay between mineralogical and chemical changes in carbonates and clastic sediments and diagenetic processes, fluid flow, tectonics, mineral reactions at variable scales, and environments from a variety of sedimentary basins. Quantitative analyses of diagenetic reactions in these sediments using a variety of techniques are essential to understand the pathways of these reactions in different diagenetic environments.
Prof. Dr. Ihsan Al-Aasm
Prof. Dr. Howri Mansurbeg
Manuscript Submission Information
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