Application of Low Cost Sensors in Air Pollutants and Greenhouse Gases Emissions Monitoring

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 August 2024 | Viewed by 189

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Department for Sensors and Ultrasonic Systems, Institute for Physical and Information Technologies, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), 28006 Madrid, Spain
Interests: air quality monitoring; wireless sensor networks; low-cost sensors; nanostructured gas sensors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Society faces major environmental challenges with the need to develop coordinated environmental policies at the level of territories as well as nations to limit the impact of air pollutants and greenhouse gases emissions on air-quality degradation and climate change. Policymakers must recognize how toxic air contaminants and greenhouse gases impact health and the environment at the local scale and what regulators can do to improve air quality and fight climate change at this level. The next generation of environmental policies may target the specific air pollutant or greenhouse gas of concern, the emission source, or the region facing the highest impacts.

Source-based emission control is not a new concept entirely, but the ability to cost-effectively deploy air sensors at highly-targeted and strategic locations makes it possible to accurately and quickly measure and monitor pollutants and greenhouse gases in the ambient air directly at their origin to reduce emissions more effectively than ever.

Researchers and technology developers are encouraged to contribute to this Special Issue and present the latest advances in the application of low-cost sensors to the monitoring of atmospheric pollutants (gases, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter) and greenhouse gases at the sites where they are produced.

Emissions can be a result of industrial processes, electricity production, transportation, land use, forestry, livestock farming, and residues and waste management, as well as a result of natural or human-induced phenomena, especially those derived or amplified by climate change such as wildfires, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes, hurricanes, and others.

The applications range from strict compliance with regulations to information to the public, through process control and protection of the workers’ health and of the surrounding population and environment.

Priority will be given to studies that show novel or improved technologies and solutions for the measurement and monitoring of ambient air (low-cost air sensors, devices, systems, and wireless networks), as well as for quality control of low-cost sensor data (field calibration) and information (data analysis using artificial intelligence) for decision making by end users.

Dr. Esther Hontañón
Guest Editor

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  • air quality
  • climate change
  • air pollutants
  • greenhouse gases
  • emissions monitoring
  • low-cost sensors
  • sensor calibration
  • artificial intelligence

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