Date of Award

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Civil Engineering and University Honors

Department

Civil Engineering

First Advisor

Kelley Barsanti

Subjects

Atmospheric aerosols, Aerosols, Volatile organic compounds

DOI

10.15760/honors.170

Abstract

The aim of this research was to develop a novel sampling method to collect volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, and particle matter, in aerosol samples. Aerosols have both biogenic and anthropogenic sources. Primary organic aerosols (POA) are directly emitted, while secondary organic aerosols (SOAs) are formed by reaction of gas-phase compounds in the atmosphere. The sampling method developed in this research will enable the collection of a complete range of compounds, with the ultimate goal of allowing regulatory agencies and scientists to improve the development and testing of computer models that predict the roles of aerosols in atmospheric and health sciences.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15401

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