Special Issue "Polluted Aerosols: Sources, Transport, and Evolution"

A special issue of Toxics (ISSN 2305-6304). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022 | Viewed by 62

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Beatrice Moroni
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry Biology and Biotechnology, University of Perugia, 06123 Perugia, Italy
Interests: geochemistry; mineralogy; individual particle analysis; particulate matter; dust sources; aerosol science and technology; air quality
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Air pollution is a major global issue for both the environment and human health. To reduce the risk, scientists need to refine their knowledge of aerosols as much as possible. Aerosols are, in fact, a main part of atmospheric air. They are complex systems originating from a variety of natural and anthropogenic sources, whose properties can deeply change depending on the routes of transport, the number of physico-chemical processes of ageing and mixing in the troposphere, the synoptic framework and the local weather conditions. The nature, properties and, finally, the toxicity of such complex mixtures therefore vary from place to place and over time, in ways difficult to track without a deep knowledge of the nature and processes active in different contexts.

Unlike other collections of a similar topic, this Special Issue focuses on the nature and properties of aerosol particles with respect to their sources, transport and evolution, studied by means of current and cutting-edge methodologies of bulk and individual particle analysis. We are particularly interested in original research papers dealing with the relationships between transport and properties of aerosols in space and time through field measurements, laboratory experiments and numerical models.

Dr. Beatrice Moroni
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • anthropogenic and natural aerosols
  • secondary aerosols
  • mineralogy and geochemistry
  • individual particle/bulk properties
  • cloud chemistry
  • remote sensing
  • transport models

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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