Special Issue "Odor and VOCs: Human Perception, Sensing, and Treatment"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: environmental & biomedical monitoring; air quality & Environmental Engineering; material engineering; coordination polymers; Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
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Special Issue in Sensors: Metal-Organic Frameworks for Various Sensing Applications
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Advanced or Conventional Materials as Sorbent
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The chemical composition of volatile odorants is often found to consist of various chemical components with diverse source characteristics. As such, the potential of certain odorants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is recognized to exert considerable impacts both mentally and psychologically. It is in fact known that some of these compounds, when accumulated beyond the certain concentration range, can exert toxic effects on human beings. However, the context of its perception varies greatly between different humans and between different mental statuses of each person. Hence, odorants and VOCs are often designated as the main target of sensory pollution regulation. At present, the assessment of odor/VOC pollution is generally made either by indirect means such as quantitative analysis based on instrumental detection or by the use of direct (sensory or olfactometry) methods. In this Special Issue, we would like to invite all types of research efforts focusing on perception, sensing (including material-based sensing, e-nose, instrumental detection, and all associated fields), and treatment techniques for odorants and VOCs.
Prof. Dr. Ki-Hyun Kim
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- odor intensity
- odor prevention