Aerosols Pollution: Characteristics, Impacts, Projections and Mitigation

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Aerosols".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2024) | Viewed by 736

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
1. College of Ecology and Environment, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, China
2. Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Department of Environmental Engineering, Permoserstr. 15, D-04318 Leipzig, Germany
Interests: aerosols; source appointment; environmental chemistry; air pollution; microplastics; climate change; environmental health

Guest Editor
Tianjin Key Laboratory of Indoor Air Environmental Quality Control, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
Interests: air science; indoor air quality; sustainable urban and buildings; ventilation and air cleaning technology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The importance of aerosol studies has been steadily rising in response to growing global concerns regarding the urgent issues of global warming, climate change, and the spread of airborne diseases. Primarily, researchers focus on the properties, source appointment, transportation, fate, level of toxicity, and exposure intensity of aerosols both in outdoor and indoor environment. Recent reports claim that over 90% of the global population breathes polluted air. The impact of this remains a subject of intense discussion as we grapple with the potential consequences for life on Earth. Additionally, we must critically assess whether or not existing efforts to address air pollution will be sufficient to confront anticipated future environmental issues. The use of emerging data science and artificial intelligence, with satellite technology support, holds immense potential in addressing the pressing issue of ambient aerosol pollution. However, it is crucial to acknowledge that effective mitigation strategies necessitate a deep understanding of the complex physio-chemical composition of the atmosphere and aerosols. The current knowledge regarding aerosol interactions, transformation, and their persistence in the atmosphere is still limited and requires comprehensive research.

This Special Issue aims to foster excellence in the monitoring of the characteristics of atmospheric aerosols integrated with recent advancements in technology to evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation strategies and prospects.

This Special Issue encompasses various subjects on aerosols, including their properties, consequences, and interactions within the atmosphere. These may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Aerosol characteristics and composition (conventional and emerging aerosols);
  2. The source appointment of aerosols;
  3. Indoor aerosols and built environment;
  4. Bioaerosols;
  5. The fate and transportation of aerosols in the environment;
  6. Advanced monitoring tools and their precision;
  7. The transformation and persistence of aerosols;
  8. The behaviors and interactions of aerosols with other ambient air attributes in the atmospheric environment;
  9. The risk assessment of aerosols;
  10. The future projection of atmospheric aerosol implications;
  11. Data science and artificial intelligence tools used in aerosol studies;
  12. The effectiveness of existing mitigation strategies and future prospectives;
  13. Regional and global collaboration for clean air.

Given this prevalent area of scientific concern, we invite original articles, reviews, and meta-analyses on relevant topics of interest.

Dr. Tariq Mehmood
Prof. Dr. Junjie Liu
Guest Editors

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  • aerosols
  • sources and composition
  • data science and artificial intelligence
  • bioaerosols
  • conventional and emerging aerosols
  • future prospectives of atmospheric aerosols
  • regional and global collaborations
  • atmospheric aerosol implications
  • atmospheric aerosol mitigation strategies
  • transformation and persistence of atmospheric aerosols

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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