Special Issue "Mineral Solubilities: Measurement and Modelling"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Processing and Metallurgy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Erich Königsberger

Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering and Chemistry, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
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Interests: solubility phenomena-measurement and modelling; physicochemical properties of electrolyte solutions; computer modelling and databases; chemical speciation and solubility in biological fluids; thermodynamic properties of arsenic and molybdenum compounds; thermodynamic modelling in extractive metallurgy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mineral solubilities are of high relevance to areas as diverse as geochemistry, mining engineering, hydrometallurgy, nuclear waste disposal, materials synthesis, environmental and biological sciences, to name just a few. Accurate solubility data are also required to derive thermodynamic properties of minerals. For this Special Issue, high-quality contributions are invited that cover all aspects of solubility measurements of minerals (and biominerals) in aqueous systems, including innovative experimental techniques and apparatus for measurements over wide ranges of conditions. Both new and traditional approaches to the modelling of mineral solubilities are welcome, ideally (but not necessarily) in conjunction with an experimental study. Papers dealing with the measurement and modelling of solid-solution solubilities are especially welcome. Studies applying new data and models for mineral solubilities to natural, industrial or biological processes are also encouraged.

Dr. Erich Königsberger
Guest Editor

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 1400 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.


  • mineral solubilities
  • temperature dependence
  • solid solutions
  • biominerals
  • instrumentation
  • thermodynamic data and modelling
  • theoretical simulations
  • applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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