Elongated Mineral Particles and Health
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 June 2022) | Viewed by 12870
Interests: mineral fibers; zeolites; environmental mineralogy; risk assessment for mineral fibers; surface properties
The attention of scientists to mineral particles and fibers of inhalable size has increased significantly recently, due to their potential hazard for humans. Asbestos minerals (chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, actinolite, anthophyllite), fibrous antigorite and balangeroite, the amphiboles winchite, richterite, and ﬂuoro-edenite, the zeolites erionite, offretite, ferrierite, and mordenite, and also talc and clay minerals such as sepiolite and palygorskite are of strong interest to the scientific community. Many factors play roles in their toxicity, but the most important are the particle size (length, diameter, relative ratio, and aerodynamic equivalent diameter) and their chemical composition.
This Special Issue aims to collect a broad overview of the research taking place on elongated minerals. A wide range of contributions is welcome: (i) Field sampling and geological survey of mineral particles and fibers, as well as rock containing such materials; (ii) mineralogical, chemical, and physical characterization; (iii) determination of surface properties; (iv) experimental determination of thermodynamic and kinetic parameters; (v) molecular and geochemical modeling; (vi) understanding and quantification of dissolution and growth mechanisms, both in water and in specific media (e.g., biological fluids); (vii) technological applications, with a special focus on the capability of mineral fibers to act as substrates for environmental remediation processes.
Dr. Matteo Giordani
Dr. Michele Mattioli
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- mineral fibers
- fibrous zeolite
- elongated mineral particles