Special Issue "Next Generation Monitoring of Urban Air Pollution and Smart City Applications"

A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018) | Viewed by 148

Special Issue Editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zhi Ning
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Guest Editor
Division of Environment and Sustainability, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
Interests: sensor technology development; sensor and sensor network algorithms; low cost sensor application; smart city; urban air quality
Dr. Peter K. K. Louie
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Guest Editor
Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kong, China
Interests: ambient air quality monitoring; the development of low-cost sensors for air quality monitoring in support of citizen science applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Emerging air monitoring applications, based on next generation sensors (sometimes referred to as low cost sensors), have become increasingly popular for smart city application, and expanded to fields of citizen science, evidence-based policy formulation, and public health protection, in many types of micro environmental monitoring to meet air-quality information needs. The technologies include numerous types of sensors and system configurations and are evolving quickly. There are considerable challenges to these sensor-based systems that are not often appreciated by users. Understanding the limitations and capabilities of the technology is key to ensure data of good quality are reported. This Special Issue will focus on enhancing our understanding of the technology, hardware innovation, data communication, system integration and evaluation and development data processing/corrections using algorithms novel applications in solving air pollution problems. Proper calibration techniques are necessary, both in controlled laboratory and field applications of sensors and systems will be given special attention.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zhi Ning

Dr. Peter K. K. Louie
Guest Editors

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  • Low cost sensors
  • Sensor algorithms
  • Sensor network calibration
  • Gas sensor
  • PM sensor
  • Urban air pollution
  • System development
  • Smart city

Published Papers

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