Formation Mechanisms and Process Analysis of Air Pollutants

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Green Processes".

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interests: ozone; volatile organic compounds; master chemical mechanism; peroxyacetyl nitrate; carbonyls
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interests: PM2.5; secondary organic carbon; machine learning; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; organic tracers
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College of Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
Interests: atmospheric chemistry; organic pollutants; environmental monitoring; photochemical pollution; box modeling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Air pollution consists of chemicals or particles in the air that can harm the health of humans, animals, and plants. Rapid urbanization and industrialization in recent decades have led to the deterioration of air quality, threatening the health of people living in megacities and large cities. Controlling air pollution has become an ongoing challenge for researchers and policymakers worldwide. Air problem is a complex coupling of primary emissions, chemical transformation, and dynamic transport at different scales. Therefore, investigating the formation mechanisms and process analysis of air pollutants are crucial to develop effective control strategies.

This Special Issue, titled “Formation Mechanisms and Process Analysis of Air Pollutants”, seeks high-quality research articles and reviews on the latest novel advances in air pollutant formation mechanisms and their process assessment for the evaluation and improvement of air quality. The topics covered in this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Observations and numerical simulations of air pollutants;
  • Formation mechanisms of secondary air pollutants;
  • Process assessment of air pollution;
  • New methods for process analysis of air pollutants;
  • Control strategies for air pollution.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Yu Wang
Dr. Meng Wang
Dr. Lewei Zeng
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • ground-level ozone
  • PM2.5
  • volatile organic compounds
  • peroxyacetyl nitrate
  • carbonyls
  • secondary organic carbon
  • atmospheric chemistry
  • photochemical pollution
  • box modeling
  • machine learning

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Actinic Radiation, Viruses, Bacteria, the Open Air Factor (OAF) and Indoor Sterilization with UV-C Radiation
by Adrian F. Tuck
Processes 2023, 11(10), 2882; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr11102882 - 30 Sep 2023
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Two issues embedded in air pollution research are considered to be the long-observed effect of outdoor exposure to sunlight having a germicidal effect—the Open Air Factor (OAF)—and the wavelength dependence and implications of the use of UV-C light indoors to achieve germicidal action. [...] Read more.
Two issues embedded in air pollution research are considered to be the long-observed effect of outdoor exposure to sunlight having a germicidal effect—the Open Air Factor (OAF)—and the wavelength dependence and implications of the use of UV-C light indoors to achieve germicidal action. Suggestions are made about the mechanism of the OAF and about the possible emergence of resistant strains indoors. Full article
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