Special Issue "Urban Air Pollution: Monitoring, Impact, and Mitigation"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Pollution Prevention, Mitigation and Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: air pollutant dispersion modeling; GIS-based models for advanced energy systems; simulation and optimization of renewable energy systems; environmental impact
Urban air pollution is a complex problem that has generated interdisciplinary research involving multiple fields, including atmospheric sciences, environmental physics, chemistry, earth science, data science, policy research, as well as medicine and public health fields. Air pollution was a seemingly intractable problem for most of the developed world in the previous century and primarily caused by the extensive use of fossil fuel-based energy systems. Research on monitoring, impacts, and mitigation of air pollution has grown considerably during the last few decades. However, scientists and policy makers continue to face several daunting problems, including developing effective methods to assess the long-term effects on human health and ecosystems. Currently, for example, the global scientific community is investigating the phenomenon of indoor/outdoor aerosol diffusion in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. For these reasons, it seems of crucial importance to pay attention to innovative approaches to air quality assessment. This Special Issue invites researchers to contribute relevant manuscripts focusing on the following topics:
- Innovative technologies to identify air pollutants sources;
- Evaluation studies of both indoor and outdoor air quality;
- High spatial and temporal resolution models of pollutants diffusion;
- Air pollutant emissions sources: combustion emissions, stationary emission sources, hazardous wastes, etc.;
- Air pollution control and monitoring technologies;
- Source sampling and emission measurements innovative methods;
- Air pollution modeling applications;
- Air pollution impacts to humans, ecosystems, and materials.
Kind RegardsDr. Fabio Famoso
Prof. Jeffrey Wilson
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- indoor/outdoor air quality
- air pollution reduction
- air pollution dispersion modeling
- air quality evaluation
- environmental impact