Special Issue "Organo-Mineral Interactions"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017)
Mineral-organic interactions play a crucial role in a wide range of natural systems and processes, including weathering, dissolution and precipitation (including biomineralization), element cycling, sorption and mobility of pollutants, hydrocarbon formation, migration and retention, soil formation and maturity, origin of life, among many others. In addition, mineral-organic interactions are vital in a wide range of industrial processes, such as oil recovery operations (scale formation, drilling muds), paper coatings, ceramics, waste water treatment, desalination, etc.
For the aforementioned reasons, the study of mineral-organic interactions has received great consideration by the scientific community, as well as industry. Recent advancements on characterization techniques (AFM, cryo-TEM, cryo-XPS), as well as computational methods/simulation (from quantum ab-initio to molecular dynamics) have led to a greater understanding of the fundamental reactions that govern these interactions across many different systems. However, many questions remain regarding these fundamental reactions, as well as their scaling into large scale processes/systems.
In this Special Issue of Minerals we would like to invite authors to contribute original research papers that will contribute to further our understanding of these important processes. We would like to produce a well balanced issue, and therefore are open to both experimental and theoretical/computational studies dealing with fundamental and/or applied aspects of mineral-organic interactions on any of the aforementioned fields.
Dr. Pablo Cubillas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- clay-organic interactions
- origin of life
- organic geochemistry
- soil science
- environmental geochemistry
- enhanced oil recovery
- waste water treatment
- petroleum geology