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Special Issue "Smart Sensing Technology for Environmental Monitoring"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Eduardo Pinilla-Gil
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Guest Editor
Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Extremadura. Av. de Elvas s/n, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: electrochemical sensors; environmental monitoring; simplification and miniaturisation of sensors; environmental pollution assessment
Dr. Elena Bernalte Morgado
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Bath. Claverton Down, BA2 7AY Bath, UK
Interests: electrochemical (bio)sensors; screen-printed electrodes; heavy metals; environmental monitoring; sensing integration in remote scenarios
Dr. María del Carmen Hurtado-Sánchez
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Guest Editor
Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Extremadura. Av. de Elvas s/n, 06006 Badajoz,Spain
Interests: environmental monitoring; fluorescent sensors; electrochemical analysis; sensors for air pollutants; environmental biomarkers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Tackling environmental monitoring requires more and more development of Smart Sensing Technology that is capable and versatile to collect, analyze, and provide real-time, accurate, and representative data about chemical and physical parameters of the environment, otherwise unachievable using traditional lab-based analytical systems. The importance of Smart Sensors lies in their ability to combine sensitive and selective detection of pollutants, a reliable self-generation and storage of data, and automatic interconnection of devices to enhance the accessibility of the remotely obtained information. Further, some other exciting features of those sensors include reducing the overall cost of the monitoring process, facilitating continuous data collection from suspected pollution scenarios and their surroundings, accelerating informed decision-making when needed, and enabling re-programming of preset specific analytical protocols. Therefore, Smart Sensing Technology for Environmental Monitoring emerges as an up-and-coming research area with so much potential to revolutionize the development of integrated devices for a better understanding of complex environmental processes.

Because of that, this Special Issue is intended to present the state-of-the-art research, development, and application of this cutting-edge sensing technology, targeting specifically the environmental monitoring field. We kindly invite contributions mainly to the following topics, although other possible transversal subjects could be taken into consideration:

  • Sensor materials and description of the sensing mechanism;
  • Interface circuitry and signal processing methods for environmental sensing applications;
  • Smart biosensor platforms;
  • Smart integrated sensing platforms, including wireless networking for data collection and analysis;
  • Signal interfacing and processing for smart sensors in the environment;
  • Case studies of real application of smart sensors for environmental analysis;
  • Application of smart sensors in pollutant emissions monitoring.

Research papers, short communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Eduardo Pinilla-Gil
Dr. Elena Bernalte Morgado
Dr. María del Carmen Hurtado-Sánchez
Guest Editors

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. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2000 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.

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