Special Issue "Industrial Applications Using Mineralogical Methods from Raw Materials to Residues"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Herbert Pöllmann

Institute of Geosciences and Geography, Martin-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
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Interests: applied mineralogy; process mineralogy; CO2 capture and storage; characterization techniques; raw materials; mineral synthesis; immobilization of hazardous wastes; cementitious materials; recycling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mineral resources play an important role in present and future technologies, as inorganic materials are highly needed in all fields of technical applications. As new industrial technologies rise, some chemical elements fixed in different minerals are of highly interest and the supply chain is not really established. The risk of low supply and high costs is connected with tendencies from classic ore types to vulnerable mineral resources of these elements of high industrial interest. Therefore, new ways must be found to provide these elements in adequate amounts, from raw materials to recycling. Today, however, mineral resources with elements like lithium, germanium, gallium, rare earth elements, PGM, and indium, among others, need increasing consideration. It is also highly necessary to provide special knowledge on the mineralogical compositions of high volume raw materials—from high volume metal ores to industrial rocks and minerals—in processing, optimizing, and reuse of residues. The reduction of CO2 production must be included in that wide field of environmental concerns. Special mineralogical techniques are increasingly required to fulfill requirements and demands for a changing world. In addition to raw materials, the reuse and recycling of minerals must be included.

Prof. Dr. Herbert Pöllmann
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • mineral supply
  • critical elements
  • CO2-reduction technology
  • applied mineralogy
  • industrial rocks
  • metal ores
  • recycling
  • industrial application
  • residue
  • mineral ores
  • mineralogical techniques
  • mineral resources

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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