Special Issue "Detection and Monitoring of Bioaerosols"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Dr. Zaheer Ahmad Nasar
Bioaerosols are ubiquitous both indoors and outdoors and play a critical role in environmental processes and human health. However, the nature and magnitude of their emissions may have major implications for public health, biosecurity, agriculture, hydrological cycles, climate change, and economy. Detection and monitoring of bioaerosols is a prerequisite to comprehending their role and impact and subsequent development of any warning and/or control strategies. Of late, there has been a growing scientific interest to understand bioaerosols emissions in different environments due to various anthropogenic and natural drivers shifting their sources and the resultant concerns on their wide-ranging societal impact. To date, a large number of studies have been carried out to investigate their abundance and composition in a range of environments from a local to a global scale. However, recent technological developments in detection and characterization of bioaerosols can advance our knowledge on physicochemical properties, diversity, and distribution of bioaerosols across different temporal and spatial scales in complex real-world environments.
This Special Issue is intended to not only review the existing state of knowledge on bioaerosols emissions in different environments (indoors and outdoors) across local, regional, and global scales but also to provide insight into ongoing developments in the field of bioaerosols detection and monitoring. Both chamber and real-world studies characterizing bioaerosols are welcome. Studies focusing on bioaerosols instrumentations and detection and monitoring focusing on non-culture-based methods are particularly encouraged.
Dr. Zaheer Ahmad Nasar
Manuscript Submission Information
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- instrumentation and techniques for bioaerosols sampling and detection
- physical and biological properties of bioaerosols
- indoor bioaerosols
- occupational bioaerosols
- infectious bioaerosols
- airborne disease transmission
- agricultural bioaerosols
- fate, transport, and transformation of bioaerosols
- atmospheric bioaerosols
- biosecurity and biosafety