Uranium: Geochemistry and Mineralogy
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2024 | Viewed by 5946
Interests: uranium geochemistry; legacy uranium mill sites; contaminant hydrogeology; geochemical modeling; reactive transport modeling
Interests: uranium geochemistry; rock-water interaction; mining; geochemical modeling; water quality
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Uranium is an element that has complex geochemical reactions and forms a vast array of minerals. In this Special Issue, we hope to bring together a diverse set of researchers with one common theme: uranium. We invite papers on uranium geochemistry and mineralogy related to ore deposits, naturally occurring contamination, contamination and reclamation after mining or milling, biogeochemistry, and nuclear waste disposal. While these are broad cross-cutting topics, we hope this Special Issue can highlight the commonalities of uranium geochemistry and mineralogy that occur in a variety of settings. We invite any paper submissions that discuss the complexities of uranium, with specific interest in the following:
- Formational processes and mineralogy of uranium ore and sub-ore deposits;
- Studies on uranium fate and transport in the subsurface related to natural or anthropogenic contamination;
- Innovative use and understanding of uranium geochemistry and mineralogy for characterizing contamination and determining appropriate reclamation approaches;
- Innovative geochemical or reactive transport modelling to better understand and/or predict uranium mobility;
- New research on uranium biogeochemistry;
- New understanding of uranium mobility controls with variable geochemistry (e.g., uranium sorption under reducing conditions compared to mineral precipitation);
- Advancing techniques to identify uranium mineral associations in natural and contaminated environments (e.g., scanning electron microscopy and fission-track radiography);
- Attenuation of uranium in the environment after nuclear waste disposal.
Dr. Raymond H. Johnson
Dr. Johanna Blake
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- mineral precipitation
- fate and transport
- reactive transport modeling
- geochemical modeling