Special Issue "Characteristics of Air Pollution Assessment, Modeling and Reduction"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Hyo Choi
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1. Department of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), Jukheongil 7, Gangneung, Gangwondo 25457, Korea
2. Atmospheric & Oceanic Disaster Research Institute, Dalim Apt. 209ho, Namgang-chogyo 2gil 44, Gangneung, Gangwondo 25563, Korea
Interests: numerical modeling of air pollution; air pollutant measurement and assessment; coastal and oceanic atmospheric boundary layer modeling; physical oceanographic modeling (waves and typhoons); statistical modeling (artificial neuron network modeling, multiple regression modeling)
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Dr. Milton S. Speer
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1. Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
2. Climate Change Research Centre, Faculty of Science, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Interests: severe weather; climate variability and change; synoptic and mesoscale meteorology
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Dear Colleagues,

The air pollution problem produced by either our human activities in farm fields, industrial zones, and urban areas or natural phenomena has created issues that are still underlying, both in advanced and in undeveloped countries. Through investigating the characteristics of atmospheric pollutants, we try to suggest various and effective ways for the reduction of atmospheric pollutants. We would like to invite scientific papers on “Characteristics of Air Pollution Assessment, Modeling, and Reduction”, related to air pollution mapping and monitoring, air pollution assessment and control strategy, photochemical reaction of air pollutants, indoor air pollution and reduction, reduction of dusts (PM10, PM2.5, PM1) and its dispersion modeling, air quality of particulate matters and gases in the atmosphere and their phase changes, atmospheric boundary layer modeling on severe air pollution, the meteorological effect on a high air pollution state, emission and transport of atmospheric pollutants, air pollution modeling for its local, regional, and global Scales, air pollution impact on human health and its control, etc.  Finally, we would like to welcome any manuscripts which may be slightly beyond the above topics, because our main purpose for this Special Issue is to improve the air pollution state using various prediction models, technologies, and reduction methods.

Prof. Dr. Hyo Choi
Dr. Milton S. Speer
Guest Editors

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  • Air pollution and reduction
  • Air quality of particulate matter and gas
  • Emission and transport of air pollutants
  • Air pollution impact on human health

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Combination of Different Approaches to Infer Local or Regional Contributions to PM2.5 Burdens in Graz, Austria
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(12), 4222; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10124222 - 19 Jun 2020
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In early 2017 high particulate matter (PM) levels were observed across mid-Europe, including Austria. Here we characterize PM pollution in the city of Graz during January to March 2017, a period with substantial exceedances (34 days) of the European Union (EU) PM10 [...] Read more.
In early 2017 high particulate matter (PM) levels were observed across mid-Europe, including Austria. Here we characterize PM pollution in the city of Graz during January to March 2017, a period with substantial exceedances (34 days) of the European Union (EU) PM10 short time limit value. This study evaluates whether the observed exceedances can be attributed to the accumulation of pollutants emitted by local sources or to a larger scale pollution episode including transport. The analyses are based on the ratios of PM10 concentrations determined at an urban and background site, and the analyses of chemical composition of PM2.5 samples (i.e., water soluble ions, organic and elemental carbon, anhydro-sugars, humic-like substances, aluminum, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons). Source apportionment was realized using a macro-tracer model. Overall, the combination of different approaches (PM10 ratios, chemical composition, and macro-tracer derived source apportionment) enabled a conclusive identification of time periods characterized by the accumulation of emissions from local sources or regional pollution episodes. Full article
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