Special Issue "Air Pollution"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: atmospheric gas and aerosol characterization; carbonaceous aerosols; source apportionment modeling
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Many epidemiological studies have illustrated that the extent of PM exposure causes strong relationships with public health. Fine and ultrafine particles in the ambient atmosphere are of current interest due to their effects on human health. Carbonaceous aerosols are one of the most prevalent particle types in fine ambient particles and are more toxic than inorganic, water-soluble ions. Carbonaceous aerosol sources include stationary and mobile combustion sources and biological sources. In addition, carbonaceous aerosols result from the oxidation of anthropogenic and natural gaseous organic species, which form reaction products that condense to form secondary organic aerosols (SOAs). The complex chemistry of organic aerosols and the associated precursors of SOAs present major challenges for measuring, modeling, and developing control strategies to mitigate the effects of carbonaceous aerosols. The physical and chemical characterization of carbonaceous aerosols in the atmosphere is essential to finding their sources and establishing their mitigation strategy. Additionally, understanding the effects of carbonaceous aerosols on human health and the climate, and their aging process in the atmosphere, are complex tasks, requiring further research.
In this Special Issue of applied sciences, we seek to publish papers dealing with carbonaceous particles in the ambient atmosphere as well as those produced from various sources in laboratory and field studies, addressing their measurements, physical and chemical properties, aging and transformation, toxicity, and effects on climate and human health.
Prof. Dr. Min-Suk Bae
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- Carbonaceous measurements
- PM physical and chemical properties
- Long-range transport
- Aging and transformation
- Source apportionment modeling