Special Issue "Indoor Air Quality in a Changing World"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 2020
Special Issue Editor
Interests: indoor air quality; air pollution; source apportionment; particulate matter physics and chemistry; ventilation; exposure
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: New Challenges for Indoor Air Quality
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Air Pollution: From Source Apportionment to Climate Change and Health Impact Assessment
Special Issue in Atmosphere: Advances in Chemical Contaminants and Biological Droplets Dispersion into Indoor Environment
Special Issue Information
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is known to significantly affect human health and comfort. Over the last few decades, scientific research has focused on identifying the factors that determine indoor environment quality and examining the hallmarks of occupants’ exposure, charting the pathways through which these factors affect health and wellbeing.
However, the new environmental, public health and living conditions, along with scientific and technological achievements, have redefined the research challenges for indoor air quality. For instance, climate change, a major environmental crisis of our times, is expected to impact the concentrations of airborne pollutants and alter the comfort conditions inside buildings in both direct and indirect ways, which may lead to serious implications for human exposure. Besides, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new major challenge has risen: the investigation of viral transmission in the indoor environment, in which modern people spend the majority of their time. On the other hand, the development of new technological solutions for monitoring, as well as a revolution in big data and Internet of Things, offer a new prospect for investigating the multifaceted field of indoor environment quality on human health and comfort.
This Special Issue (which comprises the third volume of the successful ‘Indoor Air Quality’ and ‘New Challenges for Indoor Air Quality’ Special Issues in Applied Sciences) invites manuscripts relating (but not limited) to the following challenging research questions.
- Indoor Air Quality and viruses’ transmission: what do we need to know?
- What will be the future of IAQ in relation to climate change and energy conservation?
- What are the advantages and limitations of air-monitoring sensor networks for estimating IAQ?
- IAQ, Internet of Things, and machine learning: how can we methodically explore and leverage the opportunity that lies in this triptych? Are there any existing paradigms that can be used to confront this, or does the scientific community need to build a new framework that will allow coordinated exploration of this new frontier?
- Indoor Air Chemistry: Are the chemical transformations, aging, and formation of secondary pollutants in indoor air adequately studied? Which are the key gas and particle-phase species that determine IAQ? How important are the short-lived, highly reactive species?
- Indoor air pollutants real-time monitoring and source apportionment: How feasible is it?
- How can a holistic understanding of the characteristics of sources, their interactions and pathways of human exposure be achieved?
Dr. Dikaia E. Saraga
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- indoor air pollution
- air-quality sensors
- Internet of Things
- smart home
- indoor air monitoring and modeling
- occupant exposure
- viruses transmission