Environmental Mineralogy, 2nd Edition

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 February 2024) | Viewed by 618

Special Issue Editors

Laboratory of Eco-materials and Resources, Faculty of Engineering Hokkaido University, Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-Ku, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan
Interests: environmental mineralogy; radioactive waste disposal; natural analogue; natural attenuation; geochemical modeling
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Prof. Dr. Yuichi Niibori
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Guest Editor
Department of Quantum Science and Energy Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, 6-6-01-2, Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-Ku, Sendai 980-8579, Miyagi, Japan
Interests: underground transport phenomena; water-solid surface interaction; kinetics; radioactive waste disposal; safety assessment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

“Environmental mineralogy” has developed over the past decade in response to the recognition that minerals are unambiguously linked in many important ways. This includes, of course, the local and global ecosystem, but also areas of geo-engineering technology, such as mining and waste disposal. Addressing a broad spectrum of issues encountered in geo-engineering will require an accurate and detailed understanding of the nature and extent of mineral–water interactions at the interface between built and natural environments. Such issues include the disposal of hazardous and radioactive waste, treatment of acid mine drainage and wastewater, capture and storage of carbon dioxide, construction using cement, slag, and fly ash, and the health effect of minerals, such as asbestos. Safety and performance assessments in such cases require the results of cutting-edge scientific research in many areas: (1) the kinetics of dissolution, alteration, and formation of minerals; (2) pollutant uptake by and release from minerals; (3) geochemical buffering of acid–base and redox reactions by minerals; and (4) mineral–microbe interactions. In this Special Issue, we seek to assemble a balanced combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies that represent recent advances and the future challenges in this field.

Prof. Dr. Tsutomu Sato
Prof. Dr. Yuichi Niibori
Guest Editors

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  • acid mine drainage
  • asbestos
  • carbon sequestration and mineralization
  • cement
  • enhanced rock weathering
  • fly ash
  • mining
  • slag
  • radioactive waste
  • waste disposal
  • water treatment

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