Electrostatics of Atmospheric Aerosols (2nd Edition)

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 December 2024 | Viewed by 121

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Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), PSN-RES, SCA, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Interests: airborne resuspension; particle adhesion; electrostatics; aerosol physics; aerosol metrology
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Institut Pprime, CNRS Université de Poitiers, ISAE-ENSMA, cédex 9, 86073 Poitiers, France
Interests: electrical engineering; electrostatics; high voltage; electro-hydro-dynamics; aerosol physics; electrostatic devices
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The overarching goal of this Special Issue is to present recent knowledge on the contribution of electrostatic phenomena to the behavior of atmospheric aerosols. The latter have different natural and anthropogenic sources and cover a large size spectrum from a few nanometers to few micrometers. They play a crucial role in climate change by interacting with solar radiation; cloud formation and precipitation; health when they reach human respiratory pathways; and the transfer of nutrients in earth terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Electrical effects are ubiquitous throughout the atmospheric aerosols’ entire life cycle, from emission sources to transport and dry or wet removal. As an example, the appearance of strong electric fields during dust/sand mobilization, which is related to particle tribocharging and vertical stratification, is widely documented in the literature. It is also recognized that atmospheric aerosol coagulation during their transport, and their subsequent deposit, is influenced by their charges and their interactions with atmospheric bipolar ions. To date, the contribution of electrostatic phenomena is rarely considered in models of emission, transfer, or deposition of atmospheric aerosols. The subject covers original experimental field and laboratory studies as well as numerical simulations or review papers on the influence of electrostatic charges, electric fields, and atmospheric ions on the atmospheric aerosol cycle, including airborne suspension, transport coagulation, and deposit. The subject also extends to extra-terrestrial environments, issues of solar panel performances, and non-contact electric cleaning development. This Special Issue is a follow-up of the first volume titled “Electrostatics of Atmospheric Aerosols” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/atmosphere/special_issues/Electrostatics_Aerosols).

Dr. Mamadou Sow
Dr. Noureddine Zouzou
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  • atmospheric aerosol
  • electrostatics
  • electric field
  • bipolar ions
  • emission
  • transport
  • deposition
  • surface cleaning

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