Special Issue "Glass, Glass-Ceramics, and Ceramics for Nuclear Waste Immobilization and Other Environmental Applications"

A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080). This special issue belongs to the section "Innovations in Materials Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Deepak Patil
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Guest Editor
Inamori School of Engineering, Alfred University, Alfred, NY 14802, USA
Interests: glass; ceramics; solid-state battery; metal organic frameworks (MOFs); Nuclear waste immobilization; transparent ceramics; persistent luminescence
Prof. Dr. Greeshma Gadikota
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Guest Editor
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Smith School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Interests: chemistry and morphology of siliceous and carbonate matter; sustainable energy and resource recovery; negative emission pathways and technologies; integrated carbon capture; utilization and storage pathways
Dr. Sohaib Mohammed
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Guest Editor
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Interests: confined fluids; porous materials; flow in porous media; solids-fluids interfaces; carbon capture, storage and utilization; energy conversion and storage; self-assembly of inorganic nanoparticles; X-ray and neutron scattering; Density functional theory; First-principle molecular dynamics simulations, classical molecular dynamics simulations

Special Issue Information

The world faces many environmental challenges, such as global warming, water pollution, air pollution, industrial waste accumulation, nuclear waste from power plants, etc. Glass, glass-ceramics, and ceramics are critical materials in modern technologies. For the past few decades, these materials have been under testing for many important environmental applications such as CO2 capture and storage, nuclear waste immobilization, environmentally safe batteries, catalysis, and membranes due to their high loading capacity, controllable properties, and high durability.

Even though glass, glass-ceramics, and ceramics are being investigated for use in different environmental applications, there are many issues that are not yet solved. For example, glass and glass-ceramics for nuclear waste immobilization, although borosilicate glasses show the favorable characteristics of high waste loading and long-term durability, the nuclear waste immobilization issue is not yet fully resolved due to a lack of understanding of microstructural alteration and phase separation issues, and the need to improve waste loading capacity further. Because of these unknowns, this topic will continue to be revisited and studied further. Similarly, CO2 capture and storage technology is not yet optimized and is still an active topic of study. Since the current Special Issue focuses on glass, glass-ceramics, and ceramics, the study of CO2 capture and storage in zeolite, MOFs, and cementitious materials is strongly encouraged. The catalytic reduction of CO2 and solid-state battery development, where glassy or ceramic material electrodes/electrolytes are used for the study, will also be considered for the current Issue. 

Dr. Deepak Patil
Prof. Dr. Greeshma Gadikota
Dr. Sohaib Mohammed
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Glass
  • Glass-ceramics
  • Ceramics
  • Nuclear waste immobilization
  • CO2 capture and storage
  • Solid-state battery
  • Cement for CO2 capture
  • Environmental safety

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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