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Call for papers - Innovations in urban air quality management

Guest Editors

Khalid Mehmood, MSc, PhD, School of the Environment and Safety Engineering, Jiangsu University, China
Worradorn Phairuang, PhD, Kanazawa University, Japan
Dianming Wu, PhD, East China Normal University, China

 

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 30 January 2025

BMC Environmental Science is calling for submissions to our Collection on novel pollution control technologies in air quality initiatives.






New Content ItemThis Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, and SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Khalid Mehmood, MSc, PhD, School of the Environment and Safety Engineering, Jiangsu University, China

Dr Mehmood, affiliated with the Institute of Environmental Health and Ecological Security at Jiangsu University, China, earned his PhD in Environmental Science from Zhejiang University in 2020. His research focuses on air quality, modelling, emissions, spatial analysis, risk assessment, and research analytics. With a notable presence in prestigious SCI/SCIE-indexed journals, Dr Mehmood has contributed significantly to the field. His expertise has been recognized through accolades such as the NSFC award.

Worradorn Phairuang, PhD, Kanazawa University, Japan
Worradorn Phairuang is a faculty member of Atmospheric Environment and Pollution Control Engineering, Faculty of Geosciences and Civil Engineering, Kanazawa University, Japan. His main research focuses on the chemical and physical characteristics of airborne nanoparticles (PM0.1). Dr Phairuang’s interests cover all the natural and anthropogenic sources, particularly biomass burning, including forest fire and agricultural residue burning. In particular, he is interested in emission inventory from biomass burning in Thailand, his home country, as well as other Asian countries. Current ongoing activities continuously monitor air pollutants, such as nanoparticles and black carbon, at the selected sites in Asian countries.

Dianming Wu, PhD, East China Normal University, China

Dr Dianming Wu is a professor at the East China Normal University, China. His research focuses on the interactions between biosphere and atmosphere, especially on soil nitrogen cycles and their effects on atmospheric chemistry. The primary goal of his research is to understand how anthropogenic activities such as agricultural fertilization, urbanization, and climate warming change our atmosphere. At the current stage, his research is directed towards evaluating the effects of global soil nitrous acid (HONO) emissions on atmospheric oxidation capacity, and the effects of agricultural fertilization on soil carbon and nitrogen cycling.  

About the Collection

BMC Environmental Science is calling for submissions to our Collection on novel pollution control technologies in air quality initiatives.

Air pollution in rapidly growing urban areas poses significant health risks and environmental challenges. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution is one of the greatest environmental risks to public health and has caused 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide in 2019. Effective management of urban air quality demands a comprehensive strategy, encompassing air quality monitoring, pollution control technologies, policy interventions, and public health initiatives. Reducing air pollution in urban environments will not only protects public health but ultimately also contribute to the mitigation of climate change.

Advancements in understanding and managing urban air quality are paramount in tackling the complexities arising from urbanization and industrial activities. Significant progress has been made in developing sophisticated air quality monitoring technologies, implementing emission control measures, and establishing air quality standards and regulations. Research efforts have furthered the identification of pollution sources, the assessment of health impacts, and the evaluation of intervention strategies.

The aim of this Collection to gather research papers, reviews, and perspectives focusing on innovative pollution control technologies within air quality initiatives. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced air quality monitoring technologies (e.g. remote sensing technologies, mobile monitoring platforms, sensor fusion, crowdsourced monitoring, and analytical chemistry methods)
  • Novel pollution control technologies (e.g. wind tunnels, smart traffic lights, low-emission zones, and emission policies.
  • Integration of big data, atmospheric models, and artificial intelligence in air quality management (e.g. real-time data analytics, machine learning, deep learning, and air quality models)
  • Sustainable urban planning approaches (e.g. urban gardens and green spaces)
  • Public health initiatives (e.g. education and awareness campaigns, community engagement, promotion of active transportation, and health impact assessments)


This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, and SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

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Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Innovations in urban air quality management" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.