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Special Issue "Mineral Processes for Climate Change Mitigation"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineralogical Crystallography and Biomineralization".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 April 2023) | Viewed by 4802
Special Issue Editors
Interests: CO2 sequestration; enhanced weathering; CO2 mineralization; geochemistry; geomicrobiology; carbonate formation
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: CO2 mineralization, mineral nucleation; mineral dissolution; Raman Spectroscopy; Atomic Force microscopy; organomineralization
Interests: mineral carbonation; CO2 mineralization; enhanced weathering; hydrated carbonates; Raman spectroscopy
Special Issue Information
Carbonate minerals play a crucial role in carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies (CCUS) as these provide a safe storage capacity for carbon dioxide (CO2) on a geological time scale. CO2 is fixed as solid carbonate through the reaction with Ca and Mg bearing materials (e.g.: ultramafic rocks and/or alkaline industrial wastes) at low- and high-temperature and pressure, in a process designated as mineral carbonation. However, mineral carbonation rates are very slow and improving the technology efficacy requires adopting strategies that enhance the conversion rate of CO2 to carbonates.
In this Special Issue, we welcome studies (laboratory, modelling, and field-studies) that describe recent advances in the synthesis of carbonate minerals in mineral carbonation settings and contribute to further understanding the factors that inhibit or enhance CO2 sequestration. Topics of interest include studies on kinetics and mechanisms of nucleation and crystal growth, crystallization and dissolution pathways, the effect of impurities in crystal properties, characterization of amorphous and hydrated carbonate phases, synthesis of marketable high-purity carbonate products, mineral stability, microbial carbonates and organomineralization. Original research papers, state-or-art reviews, and short communications are very welcome.
Dr. Ian Power
Dr. Carlos Paulo
Dr. Kwon Rausis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Mineral carbonation
- Crystalline/amorphous products
- Nucleation and crystal growth
- Enhanced weathering
- CO2 mineralization
- Crystallization kinetics