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The BYU Air Quality Research Lab studies the sources, effects, and mitigation strategies for a variety of air quality issues. We are particularly interested in the intersection of energy production and usage with environmental impacts. Recent research projects include designing and testing an advanced combustion system to reduce CO2 emissions, using ultra violet LEDs to inactivate pathogens in air, characterizing Utah dust events with changing climate conditions, and evaluating impacts of urban heating on climate and pollutant conditions.

Recent Events

Students at Science for Solutions 2023

April 14, 2023 09:11 AM
Graduate students Corey Smithson and Ty Hosler presented posters at the 2023 Science for Solutions Conference hosted the Utah Division Air Quality in Salt Lake City on March 30, 2023. Corey presented research on urban canopy modeling in the Salt Lake Valley. This research studies the effects of increased urbanization on local temperatures and wind speeds. Ty presented research on modeling dust emissions from the Great Salt Lake shoreline. This research evaluates the influence of different soil properties on dust emissions during high wind events.

Students at UCUR 2023

March 22, 2023 12:44 PM
Undergraduate students Natalie White and Hans Klomp presented at the 2023 Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) held at the University of Utah on Friday, February 17, 2023. Natalie and Hans discussed their research on urban canopy modeling in the Salt Lake Valley. Urban canopy models predict the effects of urbanization on wind flow patterns and temperatures.
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