Special Issue "New Challenges for Indoor Air Quality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2021).
Interests: indoor air quality; air pollution; source apportionment; particulate matter physics and chemistry; ventilation; exposure
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Unsurprisingly, during the last decades, indoor air quality (IAQ) has received increasing attention from the scientific community because of its evidenced impact on human health and comfort. Although extensive studies have revealed the major factors that affect the air quality inside buildings, there are still several challenging research questions to be answered:
- Indoor Air Quality and viruses transmission: what do we need to know?
- What are the advantages and limitations of air monitoring sensor networks for estimating IAQ?
- IAQ, Internet of Things, and machine learning: how can we methodically explore and leverage the opportunity that lies in this triptych? Are there any existing paradigms that can be used to confront this, or does the scientific community need to build a new framework that will allow coordinated exploration of this new frontier?
- Indoor Air Chemistry: Are the chemical transformations, aging, and formation of secondary pollutants in indoor air adequately studied? Which are the key gas and particle-phase species that determine IAQ? How important are the short-lived, highly reactive species?
- Indoor air pollutants real-time monitoring and source apportionment: How feasible is it?
- What are the advances of zero/low emitting and photocatalytic materials for IAQ?
- How can a holistic understanding of the characteristics of sources, their interactions and pathways of human exposure be achieved?
- What will be the future of IAQ in relation to climate change and energy conservation?
With this Special Issue (which comprises the second volume of the successful ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Special Issue in Applied Sciences), manuscripts addressing challenging future research for Indoor Air Quality are invited.
Dr. Dikaia E. Saraga
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- Indoor air pollution
- Air quality sensors
- Internet of Things
- Smart home
- Indoor air monitoring
- Indoor modeling
- Occupant exposure
- Viruses transmission