A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors
Dr. Emiliano Zampetti Website
Guest Editor
CNR-Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research, V. Salaria Km 29,300, Monterotondo, 00015 Rome, Italy
Interests: sensors and sensor systems for air pollution monitoring

Dr. Fabrizio Dirri Website
Guest Editor
National Institute of Astrophysics, Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology IAPS Rome, Italy
Interests: piezoelectric sensors; thermogravimetric analysis; contamination monitoring; organic compounds characterization; space mission instrumentations; QCM sensors



Dear Colleagues,

Gas sensors, physical sensors, and sensor systems such as electronic noses play an increasingly important role in everyday life. In fact, they regulate our  travels or methods of travel in big cities, providing data to regulate vehicle traffic. In indoor environments such as the home, their data are necessary for air conditioning systems to optimize their operation, taking into account air quality and energy consumption. Sensors will play an important role in human extraterrestrial voyages, to monitor the quality of air in the spacecraft or in space stations. Currently, physical sensors in space monitor the dust or contamination of the outdoor surface of the crew cabin or satellite parts to control the integrity or to prevent possible structural problems.

This Special Issue welcomes the submission of both review and original research articles related to recent or consolidated technology (materials or devices) in a wide of range of applications in the field of environmental monitoring, including space.


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