Air Quality in Poland
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 January 2022) | Viewed by 57276
Interests: particulate matter; source apportionment; positive matrix factorization; air mass back trajectories; statistical analyses; health impact assessment
Interests: indoor air quality; creation of the indoor environment; indoor/outdoor interactions; biophilia; modeling of pollutants’ migration in buildings; ventilation systems
Poland is trying to reach the socio-economic indicators of the most developed countries. Unfortunately, environmental factors are quite a substantial limitation: energy and heat production is still based on hard coal and lignite, a vast percentage of transport vehicles do not meet modern emission standards, and domestic energy and heat sources consume large amounts of solid fuels, including those of low quality.
As a consequence, Polish citizens suffer from several specific problems related to air quality. Frequently occurring episodes of high concentrations of PM 2.5 are of particular interest. Due to the low quality of the ambient air, many buildings also have low indoor air quality. This is particularly true for naturally ventilated buildings such as residential buildings, schools, or kindergartens.
Despite experiencing many problems, Poland is a country where many actions supported by scientific programs aiming to describe, analyze, and change the situation are undertaken. Therefore, we believe that this Special Issue will meet many Polish scientists’ need to share the original studies with a broad audience. As air pollutants’ transboundary transport is an essential factor in modeling air quality on a larger scale, the scientific reports from this particular Issue may also be of interest to scientists from other countries.
This Special Issue seeks to publish original research or review papers dealing with subjects including but not limited to ambient and indoor air quality, with particular attention to PM and its gaseous precursors. Papers focusing on emission, air quality, different source apportionment approaches, and papers analyzing the health effects of ambient and indoor air pollution are welcome.
Dr. Magdalena Reizer
Dr. Jerzy Sowa
Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Nahorski
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- Ambient air quality
- Particulate matter air pollution
- Air pollutant emissions
- Source apportionment
- Air pollution modelling
- Indoor air quality
- Indoor/outdoor environment interactions
- Air quality impact on health, comfort, and individual performance