Special Issue "Advances in Air Quality Monitoring Towards Reducing Air Pollution and Health Impacts"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Fernando Gomes Martins
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Guest Editor
LEPABE - Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: application of process sytems engineering tools to environmental and chemical engineering problems; multivariate statistical methods and models; air quality monitoring and modeling
Dr. Sofia Sousa
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LEPABE - Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: impact of air quality on public health; assessment and management of air quality; atmospheric emissions from shipping; indoor air quality and its impact on childhood asthma–epidemiology; low-cost sensors for air quality measurements; air quality modeling
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Dr. Pedro Branco
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Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
Interests: Indoor air quality; Outdoor air pollution; Exposure modelling; Occupational exposure; Health impacts; Mitigation strategies; Low-cost sensors for air quality monitoring; Statistical analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The right to breathe healthy air is a fundamental right for all. This right is violated every day, as 90% of the world's population breathes polluted air outdoors and indoors, causing 7 million deaths annually. Therefore, there is a strong need for more comprehensive data on air quality worldwide.

For that reason, monitoring air pollutants is highly important and should be performed in both outdoor and indoor environments. Air quality monitoring can be performed with reference or research-grade instruments, or even with low-cost sensors or other emerging technologies. It can be done using either fixed, mobile or portable monitors that can be used alone or organised in networks. These can be used either for personal exposure or ambient air monitoring (outdoors or indoors) and sample actively (continuously) or passively. In any case, validation and calibration are required to ensure the reliability and quality of the data collected.

One of the most significant uses of reliable air quality monitoring data is to establish a credible link with health impacts. Another very important purpose is to support the validation of models. Modeling is advantageous, as it allows understading the spatial and temporal trends of air pollution.

As such, this Special Issue will focus on air quality monitoring, including all types of methodologies, techniques, and applications. By doing so, this Special Issue will be a useful supplement to the existing literature as it will gather worldwide innovative research on air quality monitoring, including a plethora of techniques reliable enough to be used as tools for improving air quality, for modeling validation, and for assessing air pollution impacts on health.

Prof. Dr. Fernando Gomes Martins
Dr. Sofia Sousa
Dr. Pedro Branco
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Sustainability 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 1800 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.

Keywords

  • air quality monitoring
  • reference instruments
  • research-grade instruments
  • low-cost sensors

Published Papers

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