Intelligent Environmental Data Monitoring for Pollution Management

Intelligent Environmental Data Monitoring for Pollution Management
Author: Siddhartha Bhattacharyya,Naba Kumar Mondal,Jan Platos,Vaclav Snasel,Pavel Kromer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2020-10-22
ISBN: 0128199245
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Environmental Data Monitoring for Pollution Management Book Excerpt:

Intelligent Environmental Data Monitoring for Pollution Management discusses evolving novel intelligent algorithms and their applications in the area of environmental data-centric systems guided by batch process-oriented data. Thus, the book ushers in a new era as far as environmental pollution management is concerned. It reviews the fundamental concepts of gathering, processing and analyzing data from batch processes, followed by a review of intelligent tools and techniques which can be used in this direction. In addition, it discusses novel intelligent algorithms for effective environmental pollution data management that are on par with standards laid down by the World Health Organization. Introduces novel intelligent techniques needed to address environmental pollution for the well-being of the global environment Offers perspectives on the design, development and commissioning of intelligent applications Provides reviews on the latest intelligent technologies and algorithms related to state-of-the-art methodologies surrounding the monitoring and mitigation of environmental pollution Puts forth insights on future generation intelligent pollution monitoring techniques

Current Trends and Advances in Computer Aided Intelligent Environmental Data Engineering

Current Trends and Advances in Computer Aided Intelligent Environmental Data Engineering
Author: Goncalo Marques,Joshua O. Ighalo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2022-03-20
ISBN: 0323855989
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Trends and Advances in Computer Aided Intelligent Environmental Data Engineering Book Excerpt:

Current Trends and Advances in Computer-Aided Intelligent Environmental Data Engineering merges computer engineering and environmental engineering. The book presents the latest finding on how data science and AI-based tools are being applied in environmental engineering research. This application involves multiple domains such as data science and artificial intelligence to transform the data collected by intelligent sensors into relevant and reliable information to support decision-making. These tools include fuzzy logic, knowledge-based systems, particle swarm optimization, genetic algorithms, Monte Carlo simulation, artificial neural networks, support vector machine, boosted regression tree, simulated annealing, ant colony algorithm, decision tree, immune algorithm, and imperialist competitive algorithm. This book is a fundamental information source because it is the first book to present the foundational reference material in this new research field. Furthermore, it gives a critical overview of the latest cross-domain research findings and technological developments on the recent advances in computer-aided intelligent environmental data engineering. Captures the application of data science and artificial intelligence for a broader spectrum of environmental engineering problems Presents methods and procedures as well as case studies where state-of-the-art technologies are applied in actual environmental scenarios Offers a compilation of essential and critical reviews on the application of data science and artificial intelligence to the entire spectrum of environmental engineering

Modeling and Simulation of Environmental Systems

Modeling and Simulation of Environmental Systems
Author: Satya Prakash Maurya,Akhilesh Kumar Yadav,Ramesh Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2022-09-01
ISBN: 1000626636
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling and Simulation of Environmental Systems Book Excerpt:

This book presents an overview of modeling and simulation of environmental systems via diverse research problems and pertinent case studies. It is divided into four parts covering sustainable water resources modeling, air pollution modeling, Internet of Things (IoT) based applications in environmental systems, and future algorithms and conceptual frameworks in environmental systems. Each of the chapters demonstrate how the models, indicators, and ecological processes could be applied directly in the environmental sub-disciplines. It includes range of concepts and case studies focusing on a holistic management approach at the global level for environmental practitioners. Features: Covers computational approaches as applied to problems of air and water pollution domain. Delivers generic methods of modeling with spatio-temporal analyses using soft computation and programming paradigms. Includes theoretical aspects of environmental processes with their complexity and programmable mathematical approaches. Adopts a realistic approach involving formulas, algorithms, and techniques to establish mathematical models/computations. Provides a pathway for real-time implementation of complex modeling problem formulations including case studies. This book is aimed at researchers, professionals and graduate students in Environmental Engineering, Computational Engineering/Computer Science, Modeling/Simulation, Environmental Management, Environmental Modeling and Operations Research.

Strategic Research on Construction and Promotion of China s Intelligent Cities

Strategic Research on Construction and Promotion of China s Intelligent Cities
Author: Yunhe Pan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2018-04-27
ISBN: 9811063109
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Research on Construction and Promotion of China s Intelligent Cities Book Excerpt:

This book includes a general overview of the book series and summarizes the research results in its 13 subtopics. It systematically elaborates on how the construction and promotion of intelligent cities with Chinese characteristics could be implemented in the course of intelligent urbanization in China. Furthermore, it presents a variety of literature on urban management innovation and development, making it a valuable reference source on both the theoretic and empirical development of the new urbanization in China for intelligent-city decision-makers, c-level directors and officials in urban economy, social and environment departments and institutions all over the world.

Copper Nanostructures Next Generation of Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agroecosystems

Copper Nanostructures  Next Generation of Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agroecosystems
Author: Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 822
Release: 2022-01-13
ISBN: 0128241942
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Copper Nanostructures Next Generation of Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agroecosystems Book Excerpt:

Copper Nanostructures: Next-Generation of Agrochemicals for Sustainable Agroecosystems considers the impact of copper-based nanostructures on agri-food sectors. Sections highlight the green synthesis of copper nanoparticles, production mechanisms, eco-safety, and future perspectives, discuss the increasing importance of copper nanomaterials in plant protection applications, describe the use of copper nanostructures in plant science applications, cover antimicrobial applications, explore copper nanostructure applications, and summarize current applications in agroecosystems, such as copper nanoparticles as nanosensors, their negative ecological effects, estimation risks, and more. Assesses the impact of a large variety of copper-based nanostructures on the agri-food sector Discusses how the properties of a variety of copper-based nanomaterials make them effective for agricultural applications Explains the challenges surrounding the mass production of copper-based nanomaterials

Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP

Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP
Author: Jean-Philippe Vasseur,Adam Dunkels
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN: 0123751667
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP Book Excerpt:

Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP: The Next Internet explains why the Internet Protocol (IP) has become the protocol of choice for smart object networks. IP has successfully demonstrated the ability to interconnect billions of digital systems on the global Internet and in private IP networks. Once smart objects can be easily interconnected, a whole new class of smart object systems can begin to evolve. The book discusses how IP-based smart object networks are being designed and deployed. The book is organized into three parts. Part 1 demonstrates why the IP architecture is well suited to smart object networks, in contrast to non-IP based sensor network or other proprietary systems that interconnect to IP networks (e.g. the public Internet of private IP networks) via hard-to-manage and expensive multi-protocol translation gateways that scale poorly. Part 2 examines protocols and algorithms, including smart objects and the low power link layers technologies used in these networks. Part 3 describes the following smart object network applications: smart grid, industrial automation, smart cities and urban networks, home automation, building automation, structural health monitoring, and container tracking. Shows in detail how connecting smart objects impacts our lives with practical implementation examples and case studies Provides an in depth understanding of the technological and architectural aspects underlying smart objects technology Offers an in-depth examination of relevant IP protocols to build large scale smart object networks in support of a myriad of new services

Smart Cities Big Data Prediction Methods and Applications

Smart Cities  Big Data Prediction Methods and Applications
Author: Hui Liu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2020-03-25
ISBN: 9811528373
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Cities Big Data Prediction Methods and Applications Book Excerpt:

Smart Cities: Big Data Prediction Methods and Applications is the first reference to provide a comprehensive overview of smart cities with the latest big data predicting techniques. This timely book discusses big data forecasting for smart cities. It introduces big data forecasting techniques for the key aspects (e.g., traffic, environment, building energy, green grid, etc.) of smart cities, and explores three key areas that can be improved using big data prediction: grid energy, road traffic networks and environmental health in smart cities. The big data prediction methods proposed in this book are highly significant in terms of the planning, construction, management, control and development of green and smart cities. Including numerous case studies to explain each method and model, this easy-to-understand book appeals to scientists, engineers, college students, postgraduates, teachers and managers from various fields of artificial intelligence, smart cities, smart grid, intelligent traffic systems, intelligent environments and big data computing.

Cognitive Data Models for Sustainable Environment

Cognitive Data Models for Sustainable Environment
Author: Siddhartha Bhattacharyya,Naba Kumar Mondal,Koushik Mondal,Jyoti Prakash Singh,Kolla Bhanu Prakash
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2021-09-19
ISBN: 0128240393
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Data Models for Sustainable Environment Book Excerpt:

Cognitive Models for Sustainable Environment reviews the fundamental concepts of gathering, processing and analyzing data from batch processes, along with a review of intelligent and cognitive tools that can be used. The book is centered on evolving novel intelligent/cognitive models and algorithms to develop sustainable solutions for the mitigation of environmental pollution. It unveils intelligent and cognitive models to address issues related to the effective monitoring of environmental pollution and sustainable environmental design. As such, the book focuses on the overall well-being of the global environment for better sustenance and livelihood. The book covers novel cognitive models for effective environmental pollution data management at par with the standards laid down by the World Health Organization. Every chapter is supported by real-life case studies, illustrative examples and video demonstrations that enlighten readers. Explores the development and application of science, engineering and technology in achieving a sustainable lifestyle for humanity Provides tools, connections and proactive solutions to take sustainability programs to the next level Offers perspectives for design, development and commissioning of intelligent applications Provides reviews on the latest intelligent technologies and algorithms related to state-of-the-art methodologies of monitoring and mitigation of environmental pollution

Intelligent Internet of Things for Smart Healthcare Systems

Intelligent Internet of Things for Smart Healthcare Systems
Author: Durgesh Srivastava,Neha Sharma,Deepak Sinwar,Jabar H. Yousif,Hari Prabhat Gupta
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2023-02-23
ISBN: 1000834972
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Internet of Things for Smart Healthcare Systems Book Excerpt:

The book focuses on developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT) integration for smart healthcare, with an emphasis on current methodologies and frameworks for the design, growth, implementation, and creative use of such convergence technologies to provide insight into smart healthcare service demands. Concepts like signal recognition, computation, internet of health stuff, and so forth and their applications are covered. Development in connectivity and intelligent networks allowing for social adoption of ambient intelligence is also included. Features: •Introduces Intelligent IoT as applicable to the key areas of smart healthcare. •Discusses computational intelligence and IoT-based optimizations of smart healthcare systems •Explores effective management of healthcare systems using dedicated IoT-based infrastructures •Includes dedicated chapters on securing patient’s confidential data •Reviews diagnosis of critical diseases from medical imaging using advanced deep learning-based approaches This book is aimed at researchers, professionals, and graduate students in intelligent systems, big data, cloud computing, information security, and healthcare systems.

Smart Device Recognition

Smart Device Recognition
Author: Hui Liu,Chengming Yu,Haiping Wu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2020-12-12
ISBN: 9813349255
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Device Recognition Book Excerpt:

The book is the first international reference on the field of smart device recognition and Ubiquitous Electric Internet of Things (UEIOT). It presents a range of state-of-the-art key methods and applications for smart device recognition. In future smart environments, obtaining energy consumption information for identifying every device is an effective approach to guarantee the energy efficiency of smart industrial systems. Such as, the Ubiquitous Electric Internet of Things (UEIOT) technology represents one of the most effective measures for electricity and energy management and has attracted considerable attention from scientists and engineers around the world. The realization of smart device recognition in the UEIOT framework has become the core and basis of UEIOT’s success. The device smart recognition can help governments and managers to distribute energy and power better, and help device manufacturers to improve their products regarding smart energy conservation. Accordingly, in the future smart industry, implementing smart device recognition is desired and very important. In the book, several methods, strategies, and experiments for achieving smart device recognition are presented in details. As the first monograph in the field of smart device recognition, the book can provide beneficial reference for students, engineers, scientists, and managers in the fields of power, energy, electromechanical devices, smart cities, artificial intelligence, etc.

Textile Wastewater Treatment

Textile Wastewater Treatment
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu,Ali Khadir
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2022-08-18
ISBN: 9811928525
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textile Wastewater Treatment Book Excerpt:

In this second volume, various materials such as Magnetic-based biocomposites, wheat bran/straw-based biomaterials, peel-based biomaterials, luffa Based Biomaterials, composite polymeric membranes, rice husk, hydroxyapatite etc for treating textile waste water are highlighted. One of the major pollutants in the textiles and fashion sector is textile waste water. Textile wastewater can lead to serious environmental issues if discharged without proper and sufficient treatment. The materials employed along with the technologies available to trate the waste water are the key. There are a lot of advancements in terms materials, technologies employed for textile waste water treatment. Sustainable bio-nano materials and macro molecules play a major role in the efficient textile waste treatment.

Agriculture and Environment Perspectives in Intelligent Systems

Agriculture and Environment Perspectives in Intelligent Systems
Author: A. Muñoz,J. Park
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN: 1614999694
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agriculture and Environment Perspectives in Intelligent Systems Book Excerpt:

The eventual aim when applying digital technologies in agriculture is to replace or reduce the human labor required for agricultural production. Large amounts of heterogeneous data are essential for integration studies of automated agriculture, and the digitalization of agriculture is helping to fulfill the demand for this data, but management of the data gathered presents its own challenges. That is where the Intelligent Environment (IE) paradigm comes into play to guide the design of the systems, techniques and algorithms able to analyze the data and provide recommendations for farmers, managers and other stakeholders. This book, Agriculture and Environment Perspectives in Intelligent Systems, is divided into 5 chapters. Chapter 1 explores the use of intelligent systems in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) facilities; Chapter 2 reviews the adoption of intelligent systems in the research field of biomonitoring; Chapter 3 proposes an intelligent system to acquire and pre-process data for precision agriculture applications; Chapter 4 illustrates the use of intelligent algorithms to make more efficient use of scarce resources such as water; and Chapter 5 focuses on the generation of intelligent models to predict frosts in crops in south-eastern Spain. There is still a need to bridge the gap between the needs of farmers, environmental managers and stakeholders and the solutions offered by information and communication technology. This book will be of interest to all those working in the field.

Cost Effective Technologies for Solid Waste and Wastewater Treatment

Cost Effective Technologies for Solid Waste and Wastewater Treatment
Author: Srujana Kathi,Suja Devipriya,K. Thamaraiselvi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2021-11-03
ISBN: 0128230037
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cost Effective Technologies for Solid Waste and Wastewater Treatment Book Excerpt:

Cost-Effective Technologies for Solid Waste and Wastewater Treatment synthesizes methods, case studies, and analyses of various state-of-the-art techniques for removing contaminants from wastewater, solid waste, or sewage and converting or reusing the waste with minimum impact on the environment. Focusing on innovative treatment strategies, as well as recent modifications to conventional processes, the book covers methods for a complex variety of emerging pollutants including organic matter, chemicals, and micropollutants resulting from developmental and industrial activities. Serving as a practical guide to state-of-the-art methods, Cost-Effective Technologies for Solid Waste and Wastewater Treatment also delivers foundational information on the practical design of treatment and reuse systems and explains the treatments in terms of scale, efficiency, and effectiveness. It focuses on cost-effective technologies that are particularly applicable to environmental clean-up, such as bioaugmentation and biostimulation of plastics, activated carbon, phytoremediation, crude oil pollution stress, adsorbents, contaminants of emerging concern, anaerobic digestion, in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO), biosorption, bioremediation, radioactive contaminants, constructed wetlands, nanoremediation, and rainwater. As such, it is a valuable and practical resource for researchers, students, and managers in the fields of environmental science and engineering, as well as wastewater management, chemical engineering, and biotechnology. • Presents low-cost treatment technologies for both solid waste and wastewater • Analyzes the efficiency and effectiveness of state-of-the-art technologies • Includes methods and case studies for practical application

Environmental Informatics

Environmental Informatics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811920834
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Informatics Book Excerpt:

This interdisciplinary book incorporates various aspects of environment, ecology, and natural disaster management including cognitive informatics and computing. It fosters research innovation and discovery on basic science and information technology for addressing various environmental problems, while providing the right solutions in environment, ecology, and disaster management. This book is a unique resource for researchers and practitioners of energy informatics in various scientific, technological, engineering, and social fields to disseminate original research on the application of digital technology and information management theory and practice to facilitate the global transition toward sustainable and resilient energy systems. Cognitive informatics is also the need of the hour and deals with cutting-edge and multidisciplinary research area that tackles the fundamental problems shared by modern informatics, computation, software engineering, AI, cybernetics, cognitive science, neuropsychology, medical science, systems science, philosophy, linguistics, economics, management science, and life sciences, which this book also presents.

Proceedings of Seventh International Congress on Information and Communication Technology

Proceedings of Seventh International Congress on Information and Communication Technology
Author: Xin-She Yang,Simon Sherratt,Nilanjan Dey,Amit Joshi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 803
Release: 2022-07-11
ISBN: 9811923949
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of Seventh International Congress on Information and Communication Technology Book Excerpt:

This book gathers selected high-quality research papers presented at the Seventh International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, held at Brunel University, London, on February 21–24, 2022. It discusses emerging topics pertaining to information and communication technology (ICT) for managerial applications, e-governance, e-agriculture, e-education and computing technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) and e-mining. Written by respected experts and researchers working on ICT, the book offers a valuable asset for young researchers involved in advanced studies. The work is presented in four volumes.

Computational Intelligence in the Internet of Things

Computational Intelligence in the Internet of Things
Author: Purnomo, Hindriyanto Dwi
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2019-03-15
ISBN: 1522579567
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Intelligence in the Internet of Things Book Excerpt:

In recent years, the need for smart equipment has increased exponentially with the upsurge in technological advances. To work to their fullest capacity, these devices need to be able to communicate with other devices in their network to exchange information and receive instructions. Computational Intelligence in the Internet of Things is an essential reference source that provides relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area of computational intelligence and the Internet of Things. Featuring research on topics such as data analytics, machine learning, and neural networks, this book is ideally designed for IT specialists, managers, professionals, researchers, and academicians.

Big Data Analytics for Cyber Physical System in Smart City

Big Data Analytics for Cyber Physical System in Smart City
Author: Mohammed Atiquzzaman,Neil Yen,Zheng Xu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1830
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN: 9813345721
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Data Analytics for Cyber Physical System in Smart City Book Excerpt:

This book gathers a selection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the second Big Data Analytics for Cyber-Physical System in Smart City (BDCPS 2020) conference, held in Shanghai, China, on 28–29 December 2020. The contributions, prepared by an international team of scientists and engineers, cover the latest advances made in the field of machine learning, and big data analytics methods and approaches for the data-driven co-design of communication, computing, and control for smart cities. Given its scope, it offers a valuable resource for all researchers and professionals interested in big data, smart cities, and cyber-physical systems.

Developing and Monitoring Smart Environments for Intelligent Cities

Developing and Monitoring Smart Environments for Intelligent Cities
Author: Mahmood, Zaigham
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2020-11-20
ISBN: 1799850633
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing and Monitoring Smart Environments for Intelligent Cities Book Excerpt:

In recent years, intelligent cities, also known as smart cities or cognitive cities, have become a perceived solution for improving the quality of life of citizens while boosting the efficiency of city services and processes. This new vision involves the integration of various sectors of society through the use of the internet of things. By continuing to enhance research for the better development of the smart environments needed to sustain intelligent cities, citizens will be empowered to provision the e-services provided by the city, city officials will have the ability to interact directly with the community as well as monitor digital environments, and smart communities will be developed where citizens can enjoy improved quality of life. Developing and Monitoring Smart Environments for Intelligent Cities compiles the latest research on the development, management, and monitoring of digital cities and intelligent environments into one complete reference source. The book contains chapters that examine current technologies and the future use of internet of things frameworks as well as device connectivity approaches, communication protocols, security challenges, and their inherent issues and limitations. Including unique coverage on topics such as connected vehicles for smart transportation, security issues for smart homes, and building smart cities for the blind, this reference is ideal for practitioners, urban developers, urban planners, academicians, researchers, and students.

Advances in Hydroinformatics

Advances in Hydroinformatics
Author: Philippe Gourbesville,Guy Caignaert
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1077
Release: 2020-07-25
ISBN: 9811554366
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Hydroinformatics Book Excerpt:

This book features a collection of extended papers based on presentations given at the SimHydro 2019 conference, held in Sophia Antipolis in June 2019 with the support of French Hydrotechnic Society (SHF), focusing on “Which models for extreme situations and crisis management?” Hydraulics and related disciplines are frequently applied in extreme situations that need to be understood accurately before implementing actions and defining appropriate mitigation measures. However, in such situations currently used models may be partly irrelevant due to factors like the new physical phenomena involved, the scale of the processes, and the hypothesis included in the different numerical tools. The availability of computational resources and new capacities like GPU offers modellers the opportunity to explore various approaches to provide information for decision-makers. At the same time, the topic of crisis management has sparked interest from stakeholders who need to share a common understanding of a situation. Hydroinfomatics tools can provide essential information in crises; however, the design and integration of models in decision-support systems require further development and the engagement of various communities, such as first responders. In this context, methodologies, guidelines and standards are more and more in demand in order to ensure that the systems developed are efficient and sustainable. Exploring both the limitations and performance of current models, this book presents the latest developments based on new numerical schemes, high-performance computing, multiphysics and multiscale methods, as well as better integration of field-scale model data. As such, it will appeal to practitioners, stakeholders, researchers and engineers active in this field.

Indoor Air Quality Assessment for Smart Environments

Indoor Air Quality Assessment for Smart Environments
Author: J. Saini,M. Dutta,G. Marques
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2022-05-18
ISBN: 1643682776
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indoor Air Quality Assessment for Smart Environments Book Excerpt:

Indoor air quality (IAQ) and indoor air pollution (IAP) are a matter of concern in many countries because they can significantly influence the general health and well-being of those who spend most of their time inside, whether at home or work. Poor IAQ and repeated exposure to dangerous concentrations of pollutants can contribute significantly to the healthcare burden along with increased absenteeism and lost productivity worldwide. This book, Indoor Air Quality Assessment for Smart Environments, explores the problem of IAQ and highlights potential challenges, gaps, and opportunities in the field. As the title suggests, it focuses on assessing IAQ in smart environments using emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), that can further contribute to the development of intelligent building management systems. The book contains 8 chapters, written by various experts in the field and addressing significant elements of IAQ management, including: definition, state-of-the-art and applications; sensing techniques; technological interventions and smart environments; smart monitoring devices; green and smart hospitals; health risks of nano building products; the optimization of household ventilation; and an assessment of smart environments. While providing a useful source of knowledge for researchers, policymakers, public health professionals and government agencies wishing to enhance the air quality in buildings, the book will also serve as a guide to building occupants who wish to take the necessary measures to enhance the built environment with improved ventilation arrangements.