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Phosphate Minerals

Sadia Ameen

Jeonbuk National University

A pioneering researcher in Materials Science and Environmental cleaning joined as an associate professor in the Department of Bio-Convergence Science at JBNU, Editorial board member of Scientific reports journal, and published 130 research papers.


Organic Phosphorus Inorganic Clusters Ecotoxicology Crystal Mineralization Coordination Compounds Food Preservatives Anti-corrosion Agents Fungicides Ceramics Water Treatment Metallurgy

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Phosphate minerals are inorganic salts of phosphoric acid, H3(PO4), that exist naturally. There are about 200 different types of phosphate minerals. The more frequent phosphate minerals, on the other hand, are few and belong to the apatite family. The main group of lithosphere primary phosphates belongs to this family. The majority of the other minerals are the product of groundwater supergene alteration or bat and bird-guanos. They all have isolated (PO4) tetrahedral units structurally. Phosphates are divided into three categories: (1) liquid-crystallized primary phosphates; (2) secondary phosphates generated by alteration of primary phosphates; and (3) fine-grained rock phosphates formed at low temperatures from phosphorus-bearing organic material, primarily underwater. In this book, each section will begin with a new author's article outlining their contribution to the field of phosphate minerals. To help readers to evaluate progress and recognize how difficult some problems are, chapters will be presented with charts, graphs, and figures to help illustrate the scope of phosphate minerals. The book’s main focus will be on identifying major issues related to phosphate minerals such as excessive use of phosphate is not only depleting supplies but also causing widespread pollution that leads to dead zones in rivers and seas.

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Sadia Ameen

Jeonbuk National University

Professor Sadia Ameen obtained a Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2008. Presently she is working as an assistant professor in the Department of Bio-Convergence Science, Jeongeup Campus, Jeonbuk National University, Republic of Korea. Her current research focuses on dye-sensitized solar cells, perovskite solar cells, organic solar cells, sensors, catalysts, and optoelectronic devices. She specializes in innovative energy materials and the manufacture of nanocomposites. She received a gold medal in academics and a merit scholarship for her outstanding academic achievements. She is also a recipient of the Best Researcher Award. She has authored or co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed papers in the fields of solar cells, catalysts, and sensors as well as book chapters and edited books.

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