Waste Minerals, Sediments and Their Environmental Mineralogy

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Mineralogy and Biogeochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2024) | Viewed by 179

Special Issue Editor

Consulting Geochemist, Formerly with BRGM (Retired), 45060 Orléans, France
Interests: geochemistry; XRF; mineralogy; environmental chemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Minerals are the most abundant resource, and are also the largest waste flows generated by mankind, if we include mining waste. They represent both a major potential and challenge for circular economy strategies. The valorisation of mineral waste as secondary minerals useful for the economy allows to reduce primary extraction needs and waste disposal impacts and costs. Research on waste mineralogy, chemistry and characterisation, mineral processing, decontamination, handling, environmental impacts (including GHG emissions, water resources, and land use) and secondary applications of minerals is of key importance for creating a more sustainable planet.

Dr. Bruno Lemière
Guest Editor

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  • secondary minerals
  • circular economy
  • mineralogy
  • chemistry and characterization
  • mineral processing

Published Papers

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