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Mechanisms of Mineral Replacement Reactions

Objective

In this ITN we investigate the mechanism of mineral reequilibration (phase transformation) in the presence of a fluid phase in a wide range of minerals and rocks, under a range of chemical and physical conditions, using both natural and experimental samples. Interface-coupled dissolution-reprecipitation is a recently defined mechanism which applies to a wide range of mineral transformation phenomena. We apply these principles in individual projects to better understand the mechanisms of processes important in earth sciences and in industry, including metasomatic reactions in rocks, chemical weathering, mineral replacement mechanisms in CO2 sequestration, the aqueous durability of nuclear waste materials, remediation of contaminated water by mineral reaction, and the preservation of stone-based cultural heritage. The research methods bring together a range of complementary expertise, from field-related studies to nano-scale investigations of reaction interfaces using state-of-the-art high resolution analytical methods. The application of fundamental principles of mineral reequilibration to a wide range of applications, together with industrial involvement at all levels will ensure that the project provides a strong platform for training.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 678 230
Administrative Contact
Katharina Steinberg (Dr.)

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 372 927
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Armelle Barelli (Ms.)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 219 928
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sigurdur Gudnason (Mr.)
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 216 015
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Pike (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 461 889
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Terje Morland (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 374 846
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Antonio Carrillo Minan (Mr.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 177 956
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonia Fardis (Ms.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 411 636
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Caroline Piazolo (Dr.)
AMPHOS 21 CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 196 395
Address
Calle Venezuela 103 Planta 2 Puerta 1
08019 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vicenc Polo (Mr.)