Special Issue "Sustainable Remediation Processes Based on Zeolites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: zeolite synthesis from wastes and natural sources; processes for the remediation of polluted soils and water; X-ray diffraction methodologies for mineralogical analysis; clay minerals
Zeolites are crystalline hydrated aluminosilicates characterised by a three-dimensional network of tetrahedral (Si,Al)O4 units that form a system of interconnected pores, which makes these minerals very useful in many applications. Natural and synthetic zeolites can be used for mine water remediation and the treatment of acid mine drainage as well as the removal of ammonium from contaminated solutions and heavy metals from polluted water. Several remediation technologies based on zeolites have also been developed in order to clean up contaminated soils. Some techniques lean towards heavy metal immobilization through the addition of these reactive minerals that alter solid-phase partitioning of the metal contaminant, thus reducing their bioavailability.
This Special Issue on “Sustainable Remediation Processes Based on Zeolites” invites research or review papers focused on the development or application of natural and synthetic zeolites for soil and water remediation. It aims to collect manuscripts describing up-to-date advances in remediation processes based on these very useful minerals as well as to show recent experimental works within this area.
Dr. Claudia Belviso
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. Processes 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 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Please note that for papers submitted after 31 December 2020 an APC of 2000 CHF applies. 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.
- natural and synthetic zeolite
- environmental risk assessment
- water and soil remediation
- organic and inorganic pollution