Special Issue "Research on Indoor Air Cleaners for Particulate, Microbiological, and Gaseous Pollutants (2nd Edition)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 667
Interests: aerosols; filtration; air cleaners; indoor air
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This Special Issue is a follow-up of the first Special Issue entitled “Research on Indoor Air Cleaners for Particulate, Microbiological and Gaseous Pollutants” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/Indoor_Air_Cleaners) published in Atmosphere in 2022.
With the growing awareness of air pollution, air cleaners have been used for decades to improve indoor air quality. This especially includes air cleaners for particulate pollutants, based either on established technologies such as fibrous (HEPA) filters and electrostatic precipitators or alternative filtration concepts. The relevant particle size range extends from ultrafine particles which are omnipresent in indoor environments up to coarse particles such as pollen or dust at workplaces. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the global interest in indoor air cleaners has increased substantially as they can also contribute to minimizing infection risks by filtration or inactivation (e.g., by UV-C) of viruses or virus-carrying droplets. In addition to air cleaners for particulate pollutants, there are also solutions for gaseous pollutants, e.g., based on activated carbon or photocatalysis.
Although there has already been a lot of research on air cleaners, there are still many open questions: How can air cleaners be further optimized in terms of cleaning efficacy, power consumption, and noise emissions? How can long-term stability be determined and increased? How is the distribution of the cleaned air in a room affected by its geometry, furnishing, and occupancy? Can potential health benefits be tested with bioaerosols or demonstrated in toxicological or epidemiological studies? Scientific answers to these and further questions will at least deliver input for the current standardization project for indoor air cleaners of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
Contributions from all applicable fields are welcome, whether they deal with technical aspects of the devices and filters, new measurement techniques or methods for assessing the efficacy, observations or simulations in real environments, or studies on the health effects of indoor air cleaners.
Dr. Stefan Schumacher
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- indoor air cleaners
- ultra-fine particles
- gaseous pollutants
- test methods
- field experiments
- health effects