Special Issue "Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2015).
Interests: Liquid Chromatography; Sample Preparation; Chromatography; Environment High-Performance Liquid Chromatography; Climate Change; Ecology; Environmental Analysis Mass Spectrometry; Analytical Chemistry Instrumentation
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Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality is the main issue in Atmospheric Chemistry. In particular, indoor air quality has been considered a fundamental aspect of an integrated approach to air quality evaluation, especially in large urban areas and/or megacities. In 2000, the World Health Organization published the document, “The Right to Healthy Indoor Air,” where the indoor air is recognized as fundamental human right. People spend a lot of time in indoor, e.g., in offices, laboratories, buildings, etc. Consequently, indoor pollution can cause side effects ranging from discomfort to severe sensory consequences on health. Simultaneously, evaluating indoor air quality while performing a proper evaluation of the outdoor air quality is important. Evaluations should account for air pollutant emission controls and the reduction or elimination of some pollutants in fuels. Such evaluations should also identify the maximum permitted concentrations of and significant reductions of certain contaminants in the environment.
A big issue in indoor measurements concerns the sampling procedures. This Special Issue proposes a master protocol for analyzing gaseous and particle pollutants in indoor environments. Further, particular attention will be devoted to both residential and occupational aspects, whereas in outdoor air quality evaluations, strong consideration will be given to studies discussing background (e.g., remote places, rural areas) and urban (e.g., big cities, megacities) measurements (inorganic and/or organic fractions). Papers concerning long-time measurements will be preferred. Papers reporting new methodologies of observation and/or models for interpreting atmospheric pollution (gaseous and/or particulate matter) episodes will also be preferred. Finally, a particular focus will be on the nanoparticles/ultrafine particles in both the (residential and industrial) indoors and outdoors.
Manuscripts on all aspects of Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality are welcome for this Special Issue.
Dr. Pasquale Avino
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