Call for Papers on Special Issue: Air pollution in developing countries
• 大类 : 环境科学与生态学 - 2区
• 小类 : 环境科学 - 2区
The prestigious journal Chemosphere (IF:4.427) (ISSN: 0045-6535) is currently running a special issue entitled " Air pollution in developing countries ". As we are acting as guest editors for this issue, we kindly invite you to consider submitting your full paper to this special issue.
Air pollution and its influences on local/regional air quality, earth’s climate and human health are of great importance to the sustainable development of mankind. Particularly, the developing countries with dense population, like China and India, are facing more serious air pollution than developed countries. Rapid economic growths are often accompanied with very intense but poorly regulated human activities. Anthropogenic emissions from coal combustion, agriculture burning, traffic, household heating and cooking activities, etc., mixing with natural/biogenic emissions, form very complex atmospheric environments. Under such environments, fate of the air pollutants (volatile organic compounds, SO2, NOx, ozone and aerosols, etc.) including chemical transformation, atmospheric transport, climatic and health influences is highly complicated and much less understood. Recent studies show that some mechanisms are likely unique in such environments, for examples, the rapid formation of aerosol sulfate and atmospheric new nanoparticles. Current air quality models are often inadequate to simulate accurately the observed properties of air pollutants in such regions, while essential investigations are also quite lacking, for example, in India. Therefore, researches regarding the air pollution and its influences are urgently needed in these regions. Knowledge gained from such studies benefits the whole science community, and specifically policy makers to implement effective emission control strategies to reduce the severe air pollution.
This special issue invites papers focusing on atmospheric chemistry, physics and health-related studies in the developing countries. We welcome experimental and modeling studies in both polluted, densely populated regions, and clean environments such as Tibet Plateau. We seek a comprehensive set of papers that solicit updated researches on above aspects in developing countries, particularly China and India. Themes of interest are listed in the following:
Reviews of previous air pollution studies in developing countries and proposing future research needs.
Field characterization of air pollutants and relevant properties (physical, chemical and optical, etc.) in urban/rural/remote areas in developing countries.
Laboratory studies on the formation of secondary air pollutants with respect to the atmospheric conditions in developing countries.
Modelling studies that address the sources, transport, and climatic/health impacts of air pollutants in developing countries.
Health and toxicity studies regarding the air pollutants in developing countries.