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OAL Research Projects

The following selected on-going and recent OAL projects show examples of the type of work we have performed over the years.

  • Atmospheric Chemistry of Bioaerosols, sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), 2018-present
  • Mapping the Spatial Distribution of Toxic Metals Including Hexavalent Chromium in the Air of Communities Surrounding Metal Grading and Plating Operations, sponsor: South Coast Air Quality Management District, 2017-present
  • Detailed Analysis of Brown Carbon Constituents in Biomass Burning Emissions, sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), 2015-present
  • Measuring Absorption Spectra of Carbonaceous Combustion Aerosols to Enable Their Identification and Quantification by Shortwave Remote Sensing, sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2015-present
  • Passive Sampling of Volatile Organic Compounds in Ambient Air near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada , sponsor: Wood Buffalo Environmental Association, 2013-present
  • Analysis of Volatile Gaseous Emissions of Cannabis Plants, sponsor: Washoe County, 2016
  • Real-world vehicle emission characterization for the Shing Mun tunnel in Hong Kong and Ft. McHenry tunnel in the US, sponsor: Health Effects Institute (HEI), 2015-2018
  • Chemical Analyses for Tobacco Flavorings Emission Characterization, sponsor: Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, 2015-2017
  • Aerosol Optical Properties and Biogenic SOA: Effect on Hygroscopic Properties and Light Absorption, sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2014-2018
  • Collaborative Research: Development of a Digital Microfluidic Impactor for One Minute Measurements of Main Inorganic Aerosol Species, sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF), 2014-2018
  • Characterizing the Determinants of Vehicle Traffic Emissions Exposure: Land-Use, Traffic, Transformation and Transport, sponsor: Health Effects Institute (HEI), 2014 - 2018
  • Reduced Sulfur Compounds and Volatile Organic Compounds in Ambient Air near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, sponsor: Wood Buffalo Environmental Association, 2015-2016
  • Inter-comparison Study: Comparing the Performance of Sibata Scientific Company Carbonyl Compounds’ Samplers to Waters Company DNPH Samplers, sponsor: Sibata Scientific Tech. Ltd., 2015
  • Quantifying Volatile Gaseous Emissions from Hops (Humulus Lupulus, as a Surrogate for Cannabis) Grown at Different Temperatures in DRI's Ecocell Controlled Greenhouse Environment Facility, sponsor: Washoe County, 2014-2015
  • Ozone and Ozone Precursors at Devil’s Post Pile National Monument, sponsor: USDA Forest Service (USFS), 2013
  • LAX Air Quality and Source Apportionment Study (AQSAS) Phase III, sponsor: Tetra Tech Inc., 2011-2013
  • Distribution of Ozone, Ozone Precursors and Gaseous Components of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition in the Lake Tahoe Basin, sponsor: USDA Forest Service (USFS), 2012
  • Speciation of semi-volatile organic compounds for Phase II of the Advanced Collaborative Emissions Study, sponsor: Coordinated Research Council (CRC), 2012
  • Local and Community-Scale Monitoring for the San Francisco Bay Area Community Air Risk Evaluation (CARE) Program, SPONSOR: Bay Area Air Quality Management District, 2008 – 2012
  • On Road Vehicle Emissions in Southern California in Southern California Traffic Tunnel, sponsor: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), 2010
  • Exhaust and Evaporative Emissions Testing of Flexible-Fuel Vehicles, sponsor: Automotive Testing labs, Inc., 2008-2010
  • Barnett Shale Oil and Gas Production, sponsor: National Urban Air Toxics Research Center, 2010
  • Lake Tahoe Ozone Precursor Study, sponsor: USDA Forest Service (USFS),  2010
  • Role of Lubrication oils on Particulate Matter Emissions from Vehicles (NREL - Oils Project), sponsor: Southwest Research Institute, 2007-2010
  • Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in Ambient Air in Santiago, Chile, sponsor: CENMA, 2009
  • Exposure Facility and Conduct of a Chronic Bioassay, sponsor: Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, 2009-present
  • Exposure Classification, sponsor: American Petroleum Institute, 2008-2009
  • Impact of Wildfire Events on Clark County Air Quality in 2008 Season, sponsor: Clark County Department of Air Quality & Environmental Management, Las Vegas, NV, 2008
  • Flexible Fuel Vehicle Exhaust and Evaporating Emissions Testing for Gaseous Carbonyl Compounds, sponsor: Automotive Testing Laboratories, Inc., 2009
  • West Oakland Measurement Study, sponsor: Bay Area Air Quality Management District, 2009
  • Speciation of Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds for the Advanced Collaborative Emissions Study, sponsor: Coordinated Research Council (CRC), 2007