Special Issue "Uranium Minerals: From Resources to Environmental Impact"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2015)
Uranium in natural (e.g., uranium deposits) and anthropogenic (e.g., former mines and industrial sites or nuclear waste disposal) systems presents an increasing concern to humans because of its potential impact on ground water quality and habitat contamination. Uranium minerals can: (1) provide valuable information on the conditions and timing of deposit formation; (2) be used as natural analogues for spent nuclear fuel; and (3) help us understand the fate and transport of uranium in surface (tailings) and near surface environments. The goal of this Special Issue is to gather recent advances in the field of uranium mineralogy including molecular-scale approaches to kinetic processes (radiation effects, dissolution/precipitation…), emerging mineralogical issues (e.g., bio- and nano-uraninite) and fate and transport of uranium in solution, including the role of nano-particles and colloids. Contributions on subjects of uranium in various geologic settings, including uranium mineralization, uranium deposits, uranium mine tailings, remediation of contaminated sites, waste matrices and geologic disposal of spent nuclear fuel are strongly encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Mostafa Fayek
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