Special Issue "Natural Zeolites"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Prof. Dr. Sergey Churakov
1. Institute of Geological Sciences, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 1+3, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland;
2. Paul Scherrer Institut, Head of Laboratory for Waste Management, OFLA/203a, CH-5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
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Interests: atomistic simulation of minerals and natural fluids; reactive transport in micro- and meso- porous materials; mineral reactivity
In the past few decades, the interest in natural zeolites has continuously increased due to their low cost, abundancy, and, most important, wide range of industrial applications. They are, not only employed as effective sorbents in environmental remediation and in purification processes, such as wastewater treatment and soil depollution, but also as catalysts for chemical synthesis or drug delivery. Thus, the research on the minerals of zeolite group is continuously growing and new aspects concerning the structural and chemical features in wide range of conditions and also the novel approaches towards use oriented change of their structural properties and catalytic capacity are of particular relevance.
The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together state-of-the-art research papers and reviews covering different aspects of the zeolite’s crystal structure and chemistry, their thermal behaviour, as well as surface properties. This Special Issue welcomes papers reporting innovative approaches for the characterization of zeolite structure and their properties as well as studies dealing with industrial and medical applications of zeolites using both experimental and theoretical modelling methods. Special emphasis will be given to the research on environmental related-studies. Studies on both natural and synthetic systems will be considered.Prof. Dr. Sergey Churakov
Dr. Georgia Cametti
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- structural investigations of zeolites
- cation exchange
- theoretical crystal structure modelling