Air Quality in the UK (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 May 2024 | Viewed by 189

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Ricardo Energy & Environment, Harwell OX11 0QR, UK
Interests: monitoring; modelling and predictions; indoor/outdoor air quality; pollutants emissions; transport strategies and planning; sustainable transport; transport modes
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School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Interests: atmospheric sciences; human health; sustainable cities; air pollution; climate change; fundamental aerosol chemistry and microphysics; city resilience
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cities, urban areas and large indoor spaces are where the population and the economy of a country grow; however, these same places are known to be subject to the highest level of air pollution in the world. According to the World Health Organization, 90% of people are exposed to unsafe air, and breathing it in is killing nearly 9 million people a year and harming billions more. The number of early deaths caused by air pollution has doubled previous estimates, with toxic air now killing more people than tobacco, making air pollution the third highest cause of death globally. In the UK, according to a 2016 report from the Royal College of Physicians, up to 40,000 additional deaths and a reduction in lifespan of up to 2 years can be linked to air pollution exposure.

Thus, research, applications, technology and innovation with respect to air quality, spanning from monitoring to modelling, impact assessment and exposure quantification, are needed more than ever to mitigate this global issue in the long term and enable clean and sustainable economic growth.

In recent years, the UK has implemented more stringent policies (e.g., the Clean Air Strategy and Clean Air Zones, and recently The Environment Bill), funded several research and innovation projects across the country and applied research through EU and international initiatives in UK Demonstration Cities. Accordingly, we hope this Special Issue will provide an opportunity for academia, industry, local authorities and relevant agencies to publish original research or reviews on the subject of “Air Quality in the UK’’ and identify new technologies that can be used to address the problem. This Special Issue is a follow-up of the first volume by the same name (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/Air_UK) published in Atmosphere in 2021.

Dr. Fabio Galatioto
Prof. Dr. Francis Pope
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Keywords

  • air quality/emissions monitoring, modelling and mapping
  • applications of innovative technologies to reduce emissions and/or pollutant concentrations
  • implementation of urban strategies/policies to improve outdoor air quality
  • indoor air quality (residential, business, measurements, modelling, impacts, in-out flow, etc.)
  • road, rail, maritime and aviation pollution sources and their individual or cumulative air quality impacts
  • non-transport-related air quality (e.g., major urban sources, innovation in industrial air pollution abatement)
  • clean growth and the economic implications of poor air quality (indoor and outdoor, implications on productivity, etc.)
  • air quality human exposure (epidemiology, biomonitoring technologies, the impacts of ultra-fine particles on human health, short- and long-term implications, etc.).

Published Papers

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