Special Issue "Indoor air quality: monitoring, modeling, challenges and new perspective"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (24 June 2022) | Viewed by 687

Special Issue Editors

Department of Applied Chemistry and Physics, University of León, 24071 León, Spain
Interests: aerosols; aerosol–precipitation interaction; air quality; source apportionment
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Department of Applied Chemistry and Physics, University of León, 24071 León, Spain
Interests: aerosol particles; aerosol size distribution; air quality; precipitation; rain; scavenging
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CNR-ISAC National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC), 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: aerobiology; biodeterioration; cultural heritage at risk; preventive conservation of cultural heritage indoor and outdoor
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

People spend a large percentage of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are several times higher than outdoors. However, closed environments provide a false sense of security, making indoor air pollution a serious threat to human health. Recently, the advent of COVID-19 has raised the need to improve indoor air quality due to the increased concern of coronavirus spread in confined spaces.

Physical, chemical, and microbiological pollution contributes to deteriorating indoor air quality. The characterization of indoor air quality is not an easy task, as there are many uses of these environments (homes, offices, schools, museums) and there are multiple parameters that influence the pollutant concentrations (variety of sources, physical–chemical characteristics of pollutants, synergy among air pollutants, emissions rates, ventilation taxes, aging or dispersion processes, influence of outdoor pollution, occupant behavior, presence of pets, contribution of domestic activities, etc.). An integrated approach, including field, laboratory, and modeling studies of indoor air quality, is crucial to improve the quality of life of human beings.

In recognition of the importance of this topic, the open access journal Atmosphere is hosting a Special Issue to showcase all aspects related to indoor air quality, including the main sources of major pollutant emissions, chemical–physical and microbiological measurements, impacts, modeling, challenges, and recent trends in control and improvement of indoor air quality (including smart homes and green solution). The Special Issue aims to be an international forum for researchers to summarize the most important developments and findings in the field and provide a better understanding of the main concepts involved in indoor air quality.

Original results from field and controlled investigations, models, and review papers related to indoor air quality are all welcome contributions.

Dr. Ana Isabel Calvo Gordaliza
Dr. Carlos Blanco-Alegre
Dr. Paola De Nuntiis
Guest Editors

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  • Aerosols
  • COVID-19
  • Cultural heritage
  • Dispersion
  • Exposure
  • Gases
  • Health
  • Indoor air quality
  • Microbiological assessment
  • Modeling

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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