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UCI receives $700,000 EPA grant to study climate change, air quality

April 11, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded UCI $701,304 to study the impact of climate change on air quality. “This grant offers an exciting opportunity to learn about air pollution in the future from both state-of-the-art experiments and computer modeling techniques,” said Donald Dabdub, UCI¬†professor of mechanical & aerospace engineering. “We know that both ammonia and organic compounds will be emitted more strongly in the future, and this can bring about new chemical reactions, which increase the burden of particulate matter. We will be able to better quantify the effect of this previously unexplored chemistry at the end of this project.”