Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality

Dear Colleagues, 

Indoor air quality (IAQ) issues have grown in importance since the 1980s for protecting the health and well-being of the public. Many universities introduced indoor air quality courses for the first time during this period. Since then, ventilation standards have been developed over the years by professional associations for engineering design. The application of ventilation to solve IAQ problems has grown exponentially during the current COVID-19 crisis even though ventilation is not enough to eliminate the risk due to air-borne exposure of viruses. Ventilation is playing a critical role as a part of the larger strategy for resolving IAQ issues in modern buildings, schools, restaurants, and others. Poor indoor air quality has been linked to sick building syndrome, reduced productivity of office workers, and impaired learning over the last several decades. Ventilation can help us in controlling indoor humidity as well as contaminant levels. This Topic is aimed at providing the readers with a comprehensive summary of the case studies based on the current work being carried out in applying ventilation principles to solve IAQ problems. This Topic invites the authors to submit papers that exploit the science and technology associated with the ventilation/IAQ. It is strongly recommended that the authors provide a detailed description of the relevant procedures adopted in their respective studies. The papers may range from data collection to modelling to technology development.

This Topic on Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality invites you to submit papers across the broader spectrum of science and engineering (e.g., standards, emission rates, IAQ measurement, ventilation modelling, contaminant control, viruses, IAQ control, risk, life cycle assessment, data analysis, databases, technology, and online learning). The submission of research work by interdisciplinary teams and multi-country groups is of significant interest.

Prof. Dr. Ashok Kumar
Dr. Amirul I Khan
Dr. Alejandro Moreno-Rangel
Dr. Michał Piasecki
Topic Editors

Deadline for abstract submissions: 15 November 2021.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2022.

Topic Board

Prof. Dr. Ashok Kumar
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Topic Editor-in-Chief
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43606, USA
Interests: air quality modelling; radon; environmental information technology; pollution prevention
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Dr. M Amirul I Khan
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Topic board member
School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Interests: cmputational fluid dynamics; particle dispersion in turbulent flows; numerical optimisation; Lattice Boltzmann method; GPU computing using CUDA; data assimilation; urban and indoor environment modelling; bioaerosol dispersion in healthcare environments
Dr. Alejandro Moreno Rangel
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Topic board member
Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK
Interests: Indoor air quality, energy-efficient buildings, healthy homes, indoor environment, low-cost sensors, occupational health
Dr. Michał Piasecki
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Topic board member
Department of Thermal Physics, Acoustic asnd Environment, Building Research Institute, ul. Filtrowa 1, 00-611 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: healthy buildings; indoor environmental quality; indoor air quality; thermal comfort; indoor pollution; comfort models; VOC assessment


  • sick building
  • indoor air quality
  • contaminant control
  • control technology
  • viruses
  • COVID-19
  • ventilation
  • IAQ education
  • IAQ monitoring
  • databases
  • life cycle assessment
  • IT
  • productivity
  • learning impact

Relevant Journals List

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
2.686 2.9 2010 14.3 Days 1800 CHF Submit
- 4.1 2014 21.25 Days 1400 CHF Submit

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