Special Issue "Sensors for Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring: From Research to Citizen Science Applications"
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Institut de Combustion Aérothermique, Réactivité et Environnement, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (ICARE-CNRS), Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers en région Centre (OSUC), CS 50060, 45071 cedex02, Orléans, France.
Interests: atmospheric chemistry; kinetics, atmospheric simulation chamber; air quality monitoring; environmental sensors
Interests: sustainability in construction and building materials; recycling; smart materials; smart buildings; energy-saving; green buildings; eco-friendly materials; nearly zero-energy buildings; energy efficiency; energy storage; phase change materials; renewable energy resources; zero CO2 emissions; CO2 storage in materials; modeling; multiscale; multiphysics; micro- and meso-scale
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Monitoring exposure to air pollution is a critical component in policy discussion. In this regard, over the last 40 to 50 years, most industrialized countries have established robust and costly systems for air quality monitoring in cities. Nevertheless, this technology is not widely distributed or easily accessible for installation and manipulation, leading to a lack of air quality information for many cities and countries.
Since the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the concerns of the general public with regard to the indoor and outdoor quality of the air have become more evident. This is in accordance with recent studies suggesting that the spread of SARS-CoV-2 viruses via aerosol particles (especially those smaller than 1 micron) could be among the main reasons for multiple infections occurring in densely populated indoor environments (i.e., schools, hospitals, offices, restaurants, and public transport), and in highly polluted cities.
In order to address this growing demand from citizens and the scientific community, the potential of "low-cost" environmental sensors for indoor and outdoor air pollution monitoring has been intensively explored from different approaches. Among the most important approaches is the use of sensors for citizen science projects as a tool to involve citizens and policy makers in the measurement process and raise awareness of the problems caused by breathing polluted air. On the other hand, in a highly sophisticated approach, the use of small, affordable and portable sensors for the detection of air pollutants in indoor and outdoor environments is being carefully studied by many scientists in academia.
This "Sensors for Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring: From scientific research to citizen science applications" Special Issue aims to collect articles to share information on how sensor developments can be used in new and innovative applications.
Dr. Rodrigo Gibilisco
Prof. Dr. Antonio Caggiano
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- outdoor/indoor air quality monitoring studies (COx, PMx, VOC´s and NOx)
- outdoor/indoor SARS-CoV-2 spreading
- city-scale monitoring
- citizen science application
- urban and rural areas monitoring
- residential and non-residential buildings
- sick building syndrome
- internet of things
- data presentation/usability
- sensor calibration, evaluation and testing
- artificial intelligence and machine learning
- Risk, intervention monitoring, real time mitigation
- Calibration, correction and validation of sensor networks