Special Issue "Air Pollution Monitoring and Sustainable Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2016)
Dr. Daniel A. Vallero
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Room 121 Hudson Hall, Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708-0287, USA
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Interests: environmental engineering; air quality; policy, science and engineering; homeland security; aerosols; atmospheric science; waste, hazardous; ethics in engineering
Among the many changes in environmental science and engineering in recent decades, few have been more prominent than the transition from a nearly exclusive focus on pollution control to a comprehensive strategy to address the entire life cycle of a process that has led, or could lead to pollution. This Special Issue addresses this transition. Articles ranging from new sensor technologies for conventional and toxic air pollutants, to pollution prevention and waste minimization, or emerging applications of sustainability tools, such as life cycle analysis (LCA), quantitative structure activity relationships (QSARs), green chemistry (e.g. design for the environment [DfE]), and green engineering (e.g., design for disassembly [DfD]), as complements to ever-improving models, measurement techniques, and pollution control technologies. Articles address numerous, rapid changes in air quality sciences, including adverse outcome pathways, aggregate exposure pathways, precautionary principles, microenvironmental exposures, and the incorporation of social sciences, e.g., activities, e.g., product use, leading to exposure. Each article illustrates the change from treatment at the stack and vent to an air quality “systems” approach in the 21st century. This Special Issue is evidence of transitional science in air pollution monitoring, as it applies lessons learned and transfer of technologies from other fields, such as precision medicine, nanotechnologies, and computational toxicology. As such, it provides a snapshot of the state-of-the-science in air pollution measurements, modeling, controls, and prevention.
Dr. Daniel A. Vallero
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- air pollution
- ambient air quality
- exposure science
- exposure scenarios
- exposure assessment
- environmental risk
- air pollutant measurement
- air pollution modeling
- green engineering
- pollution prevention
- life cycle analysis
- sustainable design
- design for the environment (DfE)
- air toxics (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants - NESHAPS)
- criteria pollutants (National Ambient Air Quality Standards - NAAQS)
- emission testing
- emission factors