Special Issue "Air Quality in the UK"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2021) | Viewed by 68183
Interests: monitoring; modelling and predictions; indoor/outdoor air quality; pollutants emissions; transport strategies and planning; sustainable transport; transport modes
Interests: urban air quality; airborne nano/ultrafine particles; aerosols; wind engineering; city, megacities and health; exposure assessment, modelling and inequalities; indoor air quality; energy-pollution nexus; airborne nanoparticles and nanomaterials; transport emission and modelling; air pollution dispersion modelling; technological pollution control and environmental policies; green infrastructure interventions and health mapping
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Interests: atmospheric sciences; human health; sustainable cities; air pollution; climate change; fundamental aerosol chemistry and microphysics; city resilience
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Cities, urban areas and large indoor spaces are the places where people and the economy of a Country grow, however those same places are known to be subject to the highest level of air pollution. According to 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, meaning toxic air is 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 cut in lifespan of up to 2 years were linked to air pollution exposure.
This is why research, applications, technology and innovation in the Air Quality subject, spanning from monitoring to modelling, from impact assessment to exposure quantification are more than ever needed to mitigate and solve in the long-term this global issue and enable clean and sustainable economic growth.
Over recent years, the UK has implemented more stringent policies (e.g. Clean Air Strategy and related Clean Air Zones, and recently The Environment Bill) as well as funded several research and innovation projects across the Country, but also applied research through EU and International initiatives in UK Demonstration Cities. For that, this Special Issue wants to give the opportunity to Academia, SMEs, Industry, Local Authorities and relevant Agencies to publish their original research or review on the subject of Air Quality in the UK and identify new technologies which can be used to address the problem.
Dr. Fabio Galatioto
Prof. Dr. Prashant Kumar
Prof. Francis Pope
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- Air quality/emissions monitoring, low-cost sensing, modelling and mapping;
- Applications of innovative technologies to reduce emissions and/or pollutants concentration and citizen science to limit exposure of public;
- Implementation of urban strategies/policies to improve outdoor air quality;
- Indoor air quality (residential, business, measurements, modelling, impacts, in-out flow, …);
- 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 economic implication of poor air quality (indoor and outdoor, implications on productivity, ….);
- Air quality human exposure (epidemiology, biomonitoring technologies, impacts of ultra-fine particles on human health, short- and long-term implications, ….)