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Novel Technologies for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Assessment and Management

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 450

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proMetheus, Research Unit on Materials, Energy and Environment for Sustainability, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Rua Escola Industrial e Comercial de Nun’Álvares, n.º 34, 4900-347 Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Interests: energy efficiency; indoor air quality; building refurbishment; radon mitigation; hydric efficiency; sustainability
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ADiT-LAB, Applied Digital Transformation Laboratory, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Rua Escola Industrial e Comercial de Nun’Álvares, n.º 34, 4900-347 Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Interests: cyber-physical systems; IoT; wireless sensor networks; signal processing; smart sensing; data analytics; visual analytics; IAQ monitoring; radon risk management
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Research Unit on Materials, Energy and Environment for Sustainability, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Rua Escola Industrial e Comercial de Nun’Álvares, 4900-347 Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Interests: biomass energy; biomass supply chain management; biomass product logistics; biomass combustion; forestry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The primary factor that causes problems related to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is attributed to pollution sources that release not only gases but also particles into indoor air, aggravated by poor ventilation conditions which make it impossible to promote indoor sources of emission dilution and to remove indoor air pollutants from the affected room. Deficient hygrothermal conditions related to high temperature and humidity levels can drastically aggravate the indoor concentrations of some specific pollutants. The impact of indoor concentrations of radon, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), particulate matter, and other pollutants on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) highlights the urgency in developing new, straightforward technologies for indoor assessment and mitigation. Articles that concern technological solutions involving the use of low-cost sensors for IAQ monitoring, smart sensors, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for IAQ assessment, new IT platforms for indoor radon management, new ventilation techniques for IAQ improvement, and innovative construction solutions for indoor remediation are all most welcome. Several previous studies have been conducted in previous decades by various national scientific, public and private entities concerning the effects of the aforementioned sources of air pollution on indoor environments, and all agree that indoor radon exposure poses a true public health risk. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to contribute to the development and implementation of innovative and intelligent technology solutions that contribute to improving Indoor Air Quality in healthy and sustainable buildings, in close alignment with the global strategies, namely that defined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  

Prof. Dr. António José Candeias Curado
Prof. Dr. Sérgio Ivan Lopes
Prof. Dr. Leonel Jorge Ribeiro Nunes
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Keywords

  • ventilation technologies for indoor air quality improvement
  • low-cost sensors for indoor air quality monitoring
  • IT platforms for indoor air quality management
  • innovative construction solutions for indoor radon remediation
  • smart sensors and internet of things technologies for indoor air quality assessment
  • internet of things technologies for managing indoor radon
  • artificial intelligence and deep learning for indoor air quality management
  • smart buildings and smart environments for improving indoor air quality
  • technologies for indoor environmental risk assessment and management

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