Special Issue "Applied Geochemistry and Clay Science"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2022.
Interests: clays and clay minerals; mineral transformation due to geological and teсhnological processes; bentonite; radioactive waste isolation; sedimentology
I am pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue, the main focus of which a combination of clay science, industrial mineralogy, and technogenesis.
The development of the economy leads to the formation of various technogenic processes, which can quickly lead to changes in the environment, biosphere, and technological parameters of various objects.
In this Special Issue, we invite papers discussing the impact of various anthropogenic/technogenic processes on the geological environment and biosphere, the use of clay materials in construction and the possible transformation of building materials over time, and the transformation of the chemical and mineralogical composition of clay minerals exposed to highly toxic including radioactive waste (RW). Additionally, we invite papers on the use of knowledge about clay minerals as a tool for solving various problems in the field of geological interpretation, facies analysis, art, pharmaceuticals, and, to a greater extent, for solving various environmental problems.
Clay minerals are difficult objects to study, so any research providing results aimed at methodological support of the analysis of clay materials and the development/implementation of an integrated analytical approach to the study of clay materials is of great significance.
Separately, studies aimed at studying the processes occurring in near-surface and deep geological disposal sites for radioactive waste, as well as at nuclear and radiation hazardous facilities after their decommissioning; the interaction of materials of engineered barrier systems (EBS); the transformation of radioactive waste matrices; the impact of pore water, temperature, pH of the environment. and other factors on the composition and properties of the EBS materials; and the behavior of bentonite in natural and model conditions of radioactive waste storage are invited.
Dr. Victoria Krupskaya
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Clay minerals
- Waste matrix
- Radioactive waste
- Technological processes
- Technogenic processes
- Engineered barriers
- Microbiological impact
- Properties of clay materials
- Analysis of clay materials