Special Issue "Environmental Mineralogy"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017)
Prof. Dr. Tsutomu Sato
Laboratory of Environmental Geology, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-Ku, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan
Interests: mineral–water interaction; clay minerals; waste disposal
“Environmental mineralogy” has developed over the past decade in response to the recognition that minerals are unambiguously linked, in many important ways, to, not only the local and global ecosystem, but also geo-engineering technology, such as mining and waste disposal. A broad spectrum of issues encountered in geo-engineering require an accurate and detailed understanding of the nature and extent of mineral–water interactions at the interface between built and natural environments. Such issues include the disposal of hazardous and radioactive waste, treatment of acid mine drainage and waste water, capture and storage of carbon dioxide, construction using cement, slag, and fly ash, and the health effect of minerals, such as asbestos. Safety and performance assessments in such cases require the results of cutting-edge scientific research in many areas: (1) the kinetics of dissolution, alteration, and formation of minerals; (2) pollutant uptake by and release from minerals; (3) geochemical buffering of acid–base and redox reactions by minerals; and (4) mineral–microbe interactions and so on. In this Special Issue, we seek to assemble a balanced combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies that represent recent advances and the future challenges in this field.
Prof. Dr. Tsutomu Sato
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- Acid mine drainage
- Carbon sequestration
- Fly ash
- Waste disposal
- Water treatment