Special Issue on Indoor Air Quality and Its Impacts on Human Health

Submission Deadline: Jul. 10, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Maher Shehadi
      Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • Guest Editor
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    • Jafar Al-Sharab
      Northwestern State University, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    • Mohammed Obeidat
      Jordan University of Science and Technology, Amman, Jordan
    • Obair Siddiqui
      LG Electronics Inc., Detroit, Michigan, USA
    • Maristela Prado e Silva Nazario
      Department Physiotherapy, Cuiaba Institute of Education and Culture, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
  • Introduction

    Indoor air quality is controlled by the human released contaminations such as CO and CO2 levels. The ventilation system is usually needed to supply fresh and circulated air to meet the occupants’ human thermal comfort in the spaces. Due to increase demand for cooling loads in residential and commercial buildings and due to energy conservation and energy consumption optimization purposes, more circulated air can be used to cut the energy bills used for cooling and ventilation purposes. However, this might lead to adverse effects on the air quality being supplied into the space and on the occupants’ health. Many HVAC systems are currently moving towards intermittent air supply where the air is supplied intermittently to maintain a certain temperature regardless of the number of occupants present, the level of CO2, and the quality of air. This special issue invites papers to discuss the intermittent ventilation system and its effects on the indoor air quality (IAQ) and human health. Comparison of the contamination level accumulation inside a controlled environment during normal ventilation conditions (peak ventilation) and intermittent conditions is needed to understand the limitation of the intermittent supply mechanism and its effects on human health. Other topics of interest are occupancy based ventilation system which adjusts the cooling load based on the number of occupants present. This later technique is more applicable in space where the number of occupants does not change frequently over a certain period of time such as in office spaces and movie theaters where the number of occupancy can be predicted and detected unlike other more frequently changing populated spaces such as in malls and airports.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Indoor air quality
    2. Demand ventilation system
    3. Air-conditioning energy conservation and its effects on quality of air supplied
    4. Airflow distribution inside buildings
    5. Energy optimization and human health in buildings
    6. Particulates monitoring in buildings
    7. Occupancy based ventilation system

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.sjpublichealth.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.