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Special Issue "Real World Air Pollutant Emissions from Combustion Sources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Accurate and comprehensive measurements of air pollutants emitted by diverse and variable sources is a critical step in understanding how the multitude of human activities influence our atmosphere. In this Special Issue, we aim to collect contributions from researchers around the world aiming to understand the emissions and properties of air pollutants from complex real-world combustion sources. For example, recent high profile examples like the various diesel emissions control scandals have shown that measurements under controlled laboratory conditions often do not capture real-world emissions. In addition, many combustion sources in the developing world are poorly characterized, or have never been measured. For instance, millions of small cooking fires burning a huge diversity of fuels contribute to enormous pollution across much of Asia and Africa. Measuring these sources in the field, or developing ways to accurately represent them in the laboratory, is an important need. Even when sources are not so remote, various important properties of emissions are not routinely measured. It is becoming ever more apparent that the physical and chemical evolution of the air pollutants in the atmosphere will dramatically alter their environmental impacts, but the properties important for understanding this evolution are typically not measured. For example, recent studies have shown that often-unmeasured classes of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particularly from combustion sources, contribute substantially to gas and particle burdens in the atmosphere. Other properties that dictate emitted pollutants’ impacts on climate (e.g., particle mixing state) and health (e.g., toxicity or oxidative potential) are also important properties to measure. We welcome submissions from across disciplines aiming to improve our understanding of these burning questions. We look forward to your contribution to the effort!
Dr. Andrew Grieshop
Dr. Shantanu Jathar
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 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.
- portable emission monitoring systems
- biomass burning
- vehicle emissions
- photochemical aging
- secondary aerosols
- chemical transport modeling
- source sampling
- aerosol properties
- carbonaceous aerosols
- air pollution control