Topical Collection "Sensors for Air Quality Monitoring"
Interests: meteorological influences upon air pollution; air pollution formation processes; emissions of air pollutants; remote sensing of the atmosphere
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Atmosphere: Applications of Remote Sensing for Studying Urban Air Quality
Special Issue in Atmosphere: Feature Papers in Air Quality
New sensors to detect air pollutants like fine dust (PM10, PM2.5), O3, NO2, or CO as well as greenhouse gases like CO2 are available and applied in different areas of atmospheric observations. These sensors are not only small, lightweight, fast, and cheap, but also relatively unstable and inaccurate. It is time to provide an overview about
- The possibilities and shortcomings of the new sensing techniques and applications;
- The methodologies to overcome their disadvantages;
- The solutions to integrate networks of these sensors into the existing, well-calibrated air-quality monitoring networks;
- The solutions to use them for air-quality monitoring; and
- Their application to new tasks such as the detection of air pollution hot spots or the evaluation of emission inventories and numerical air pollution simulations.
Further, it is necessary to extend our knowledge about harmful compounds in the atmosphere. This is possible by measurements in the atmosphere, but also at the source of emissions into the atmosphere. Emission measurements are required because some air pollutants are secondary (i.e., these compounds are formed in the atmosphere under certain meteorological conditions and together with other atmospheric compounds).
So, we ask physicists, chemists, engineers, information scientists, and corresponding researchers to send in their papers for this Special Issue.
Otherwise, the requirements to develop new sensors are defined by environmental physicians and epidemiologists and their working results originate the development of new sensors. The way is now open to detect personal air pollution exposure and maybe in the future for personal pollen and fungi exposure as a basis for new measures to improve human health. Papers from this research are very welcome.
Prof. Dr. Klaus Schäfer
Dr. Matthias Budde
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- air pollution measurements
- air quality networks
- new air pollutants
- emission inventory evaluation
- air pollution hot spots
- air quality simulation evaluation
- personal air pollution exposure
- environmental medicine