College: Eberly College of Science
Address: 205 Chemistry Building
Characterization of Indoor Air Pollution Sources
Americans spend 22 hrs per day indoors on average. While much effort is spent on understanding air pollution outdoors, we are just beginning to understand and characterize sources of indoor pollutants. This project focuses on the ultra fine particles that are formed from common indoor appliances (stove top, candles, hairdriers, toasters, etc.). Students characterize the size distribution of particles and investigate the effects of exposure to ozone.