Special Issue "Fugitive Emissions—Measurement, Management and Mitigation for Emissions Reduction"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Linda Stalker
Guest Editor
CSIRO Energy, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 26 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington, WA 6151, Australia
Interests: carbon capture and storage; organic geochemistry; gas geochemistry; isotope geochemistry; hydrogen exploration and storage; chemical tracers; monitoring and verification methods; controlled release experiments; petroleum geology; science communication

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fugitive emissions are leaks or unintended losses of greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as methane and carbon dioxide. GHGs have been recognized as contributors to climate change. In Australia, fugitive emissions are estimated to account for approximately 6% of GHG emissions. However, they can be challenging to measure, monitor, and attribute. Baseline monitoring to differentiate natural background versus biological, agricultural, and geological sources of these gases is challenging as they are often difficult to quantify and attribute for regulatory and accounting purposes. Researchers have developed a range of methods to quantify different sources of fugitive emissions for both direct and indirect emissions (Scope 1 and 2) in order to report to regulators and develop mitigation strategies.

This Special Issue seeks contributions on the state-of-the-art in fugitive emissions research and how to manage these emissions across a range of sectors, including industry and government, to reduce environmental, social, and economic impacts resulting from fugitive emissions. We seek contributions that relate to monitoring methods, field trials/demonstrations, case studies, and other novel works to share with a growing research community.

Dr. Linda Stalker
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1800 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.


  • quantification
  • regulation
  • methane
  • carbon dioxide
  • leakage
  • infrastructure
  • wellbore
  • subsurface

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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