Special Issue "Application of Fluid Mechanics in Air Quality Management of Agricultural Facilities and Rural Environment"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Se-Woon Hong
Guest Editor
Department of Rural and Biosystems Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea
Interests: atmospheric dispersion in rural areas; micro-environmental control in agricultural buildings; fluid dynamic analysis for agricultural structures; agricultural wind engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Air quality has a great influence on agricultural productivity as well as on the health of farm workers. For intensive farming, it is of utmost importance in providing the most favorable air conditions for individual crops and animals. Furthermore, air pollutants emitted from agricultural production systems, such as ammonia from heavily fertilized fields and livestock waste, pesticides from crop fields, particulate matters from grain processing, bioaerosols and pathogens from livestock facilities, soil dusts from dry fields, and other gases and odors, can threaten nearby residents, environment, and ecosystems when they spread over rural areas.

Over the decades, we have struggled to manage air quality in agricultural facilities and rural environment and developed relevant methodologies and tools. Fluid mechanics is one of the strong approaches that predict and assess air quality impacts of engineering systems and has been actively used for this research topic. It applies knowledge on the movement of air and airborne pollutants to research and facilitates a visual understanding of air flows. It provides better insight into ongoing processes and makes predictions about potential solutions thereafter.

The goal of this Special Issue is to provide the members of multidisciplinary communities with a collection of manuscripts that present recent trends and innovative studies. Please share your success and ongoing research. Submissions on (but not limited to) the following topics are invited: 1) microclimate control or air quality management in greenhouses, livestock barns, warehouses, storages, silos, etc.; 2) atmospheric dispersion of gases, odors, dust, chemicals, or other pollutants emitted by agricultural activities in rural environment; 3) innovative and novel application of fluid mechanics to develop air quality control systems for agricultural production systems; and 4) agronomic practices based on knowledge and findings related to fluid mechanics.

Dr. Se-Woon Hong
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Fluid mechanics
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Microclimate control
  • Atmospheric dispersion
  • Air quality
  • Air scrubber
  • Greenhouse
  • Livestock barn
  • Silos
  • Agricultural buildings
  • Ammonia
  • Livestock odor
  • Pesticide drift
  • Bioaerosol dispersion
  • Dust removal

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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