Special Issue "Indoor Environmental Quality: Challenges and Opportunities for the Human-Centric Industrial Revolution"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022 | Viewed by 190

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Francesco Lolli
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Department of Sciences and Methods for Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
Interests: multi-criteria decision making; occupational health and safety; reliability; inventory management; machine learning
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Dr. Muhammet Gul
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Department of Emergency Aid and Disaster Management, Munzur University, Tunceli 62000, Turkey
Interests: decision making; healthcare; occupational health and safety; fuzzy sets and systems; occupational risk assessment
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Prof. Dr. Miguel Afonso Sellitto
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Production and Systems Engineering Graduate Program, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, São Leopoldo, Brazil
Interests: advanced manufacturing systems; sustainable supply chains; energy management; complexity; automation; chaotic models

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Indoor environmental quality (IEQ), which is strictly related to OHS (occupational health and safety), represents an aggregative measure deriving from specific occupational risks (i.e., thermal, indoor air, acoustic, ergonomics, and visual quality). The assessment and control of IEQ is a hot topic for both designers of industrial buildings and academics, since it has been proven to affect workers’ comfort and in turn their productivity, as well as energy efficiency. 

The application of Industry 4.0 technologies to OHS is the foundation of a new human-centric industrial revolution, because they allow the collection, treatment, and management of a huge amount of OHS data; additionally, they can support IEQ assessment, control, and management.

This Special Issue aims to stimulate original, rigorous, and relevant research focusing on IEQ assessment and management, with a focus on the effects that IEQ has in industrial environments.

Therefore, potential research topics include—but are not limited to—the following:

  • Industry 4.0 technologies for IEQ assessment and management;
  • multi-criteria decision-making approaches for IEQ assessment and management;
  • effects of IEQ management on perceived comfort and productivity;
  • effects of IEQ management on energy efficiency;
  • weighing approaches for the risks concurring associated with IEQ assessment;
  • systemic, non-linear interactions among occupational risks;
  • approaches for automatic control of IEQ.

Original research papers, case studies, and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Francesco Lolli
Dr. Muhammet Gul
Prof. Dr. Miguel Afonso Sellitto
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • indoor environmental quality
  • occupational health and safety
  • risk assessment
  • Industry 5.0
  • human-centric industrial revolution
  • comfort
  • productivity
  • energy efficiency
  • multi-criteria decision making
  • machine learning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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