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Invitation as a guest editor for ‘Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality’

ImaginationLancaster interdisciplinary researcher invited as guest editor

Dr Alejandro Moreno Rangel has been invited to participate as guest editor in the Atmosphere and Environments MDPI Journals special topic on ‘Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality.’  This achievement demonstrates ImaginationLancaster commitment to interdisciplinary research beyond Design Research. Alejandro’s expertise on sustainable and healthy homes will be valuable expertise for this topic. You can submit your entries to the journal here.

The following description taken from the official website of the special topic:

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

Keywords

  • 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