Special Issue "Mineral Resources and the Environment"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2017)
Prof. Dr. Michael G. Stamatakis
Department of Geology & Geoenvironment, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), 157 84 Athens, Greece
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Interests: industrial minerals in environmental applications; economic geology; green geochemistry; mineralogy; construction materials; geoarchaeology; natural heritage; recycled aggergates in concrete and mortars; cementitious materials; microporous raw materials; raw materials characterization; clays; marine aggregates; raw materials interaction; raw materials policy; mine waste reuse; environmental impacts; ecosystems
Mineral resources are vital for several industries, though sustainable mineral development must be ensured when efficient mineral use is kept to a maximum, and negative impacts, from extraction, processing and transport, is kept to a minimum. Nowadays, significant environmental problems could be best addressed through mineral solutions. The increased demand in the world mineral commodity market has shown the need for local, regional and wider mineral policies, with high environmental awareness and substantial environmental benefits.
This Special Issue will provide a great opportunity to report recent and updated research on mineral resources related to the environment.
Prof. Michael Stamatakis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- environmental applications
- natural resources