Fall 2010 IAB
September 15 to 17

Prof. William W. Nazaroff, Chair, Energy & Resources Group, Civil Engineering

Indoor Air Pollution: Sensing, Analyzing and Policy Implications

Air quality engineering encompasses my research domain and the topic for this workshop contribution. My research focuses particular attention on two broad issues: indoor air quality and exposure analysis. For the first, our interest is to better understand the underlying physics and chemistry that control the concentrations, fates, and effects of pollutants. For the second, we are pursuing studies that use basic knowledge about air pollutants to build understanding of the relationship between source emissions and inhalation intake. The significance of these sources and their consequences should drive environmental policy to a larger extent than they do; and that is one motivation for the work.