Air Quality: Science for Solutions

 The conference will be LIVE at UDAQ this year (a streaming option will be available).

COVID Requirements will be the current recommendations from the Health Department.

7th Annual conference: Thursday, March 30, 2023
Registration deadline: March 20, 2023. Abstract deadline: February 27, 2023.
Conference Schedule

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Conference Schedule

9:00 AM
Welcome (Rachel & Kerry)
9:05 AM
The Challenge of O3 and PM in the Western U.S: How low can we go?
Dan Jaffe
9:45 AM
Session 1: Wildfire Emissions (Seth)
Wildfire volatile organic compounds (VOCs): implications for urban photochemistry
Lu Hu
Constraints on Semi- and Intermediate-Volatility Organic Compounds in Utah and in Biomass Burning Plumes
Demetrios Pagonis
10:25 AM
10:45 AM
Session 2: Regional PM (Demetrios)
Warm season PM2.5 trends along the Wasatch Front: A Lagrangian modeling perspective
Derek Mallia
Elemental Compositional Analysis from PM10 Filters from GSL Dust Events
Randy Martin
Effects of Photochemical Aging and Interactions with Secondary Organic Aerosols on Cellular Toxicity of Combustion Particles
Reuben Attah
11:45 AM
12:15 PM
Posters (Kathy and Jaron)
1:45 PM
Session 3: Emission Sources (Kerry)
Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions in Utah Valley
Darrell Sonntag
Mobile Air Quality Monitoring Platform: The First Years of the eBus Project
Daniel Mendoza
Interannual Trends in Ozone-forming Pollutant Emissions in the Uinta Basin
Seth Lyman
2:45 PM
3:05 PM
Session 4: Summertime Ozone in the Wasatch Front (Randy)
Halogens & Local Air Quality: An Overview
Jessica Haskins
Investigation of Ozone Formation Chemistry During the Salt Lake Regional Smoke, Ozone, and Aerosol Study (SAMOZA)
Matthew Ninneman
Source Apportionment of Summertime Ozone in Utah’s Salt Lake Valley: Source Contributions and Policy Implications
Nancy Daher
Impacts of the Great Salt Lake on Summer Ozone Concentrations Along the Wasatch Front"
John Horel
4:25 PM
Poster awards & adjourn (Kathy & Jaron)

Conference Posters

Characterizing Dust From National Wind Erosion Research Network Sites Using Isotopic Fingerprinting, Mineralogy, and Major and Trace Element Chemistry
Abby Mangum
Characterization of Satellite-Derived Air Pollutant Measurements for T2DM Incidence Correlation Studies
Adriana Payan-Medina
Designing a Method for Calibrating the Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer
Angelina Miller
State-Transition Modeling of Air Quality Exposure Effects on Sleep Apnea
Apoorv Bhambri
In-vitro Analysis of Specialized Plant Metabolite Protection Against Diesel Exhaust Particle-Induced Cytotoxicity of Human A549 Lung Cells Based on Machine Learning Raman Spectroscopy
Ashton Young
Detection of Ambient Concentrations of Hydroxyl Radical using BBCEAS
Callum Flowerday
Examining the Temporal Relationship Between Air Quality Trends and Glycemic Outcomes Among Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Catherine Petersen
Location Verification in Citizen Science Sensors
Christopher Kitras
Comparison of PTR-MS and DNPH-HPLC Carbonyl Measurements in Salt Lake City
Colleen Jones
Predicting Effects of Urban Growth in the GSLA on Local Meteorological Conditions
Corey L. Smithson
Can we detect urban-scale CO2 emission changes in the Salt Lake Valley?
Derek Mallia
Effectiveness of Modern HVAC Systems in the Management of Indoor Carbon Dioxide Levels
Dillon Tang
Regional impacts on air quality and health of changing a manufacturing facility’s grid-boiler to a combined heat and power system
Elaheh Safaei
Analysis of Dust Event Days (DEDs) and Dust Sources in the Great Salt Lake Region
Elijah Alfred
Sources of Atmospheric Volatile Organic Compounds in Salt Lake City: Preliminary Results from the SAMOZA Field Campaign
Emily Cope
Analysis of Reactions Between 3D Printing Materials and Common Gaseous Air Pollutants
Evan Blanchard
Elucidating New Particle Formation in Complex Terrain During the Winter 2022 CFACT Campaign
Gerardo Carrillo-Cardenas
Modeling halogen impacts to ozone: Similarities and differences for Cl, Br, and I
Greg Yarwood
NOx Emissions from the Salt Lake Valley: Magnitude, Trends, and Variability
Haley Humble
Using Dimensional Analysis to Characterize Measurement Error From Drones
Hayden Hedworth
Great Salt Lake Halogen Study (2022/224)
HImalaya Sapkota
Defining and Quantifying Cold Air Pools in the Western U.S.
Jacob Boomsma
Pneumotoxic Potential of Respirable Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Derived from Lakebed Sediments of the Receding Great Salt Lake
Jacob Cowley
Judy Rees
Modeling ambient air pollution concentrations and source contributions in the western U.S.
Kaiyu Chen
Laboratory and Field Evaluation of the Alphasense OPC-N3 and PMS 5003 sensors in Measuring Coarser Particles
Kamaljeet Kaur
Particulate Chloride in the Urban Environment
Kevin Perry
NOx and VOC Emissions by Internal Combustion Engines in Oil and Gas Fields
Marc Mansfield
The Benefit of Energy Efficient Strategies in Air Quality
Marla Perez Loredo
Ambient Ammonia in Cache Valley: 2023 Study
Megan Lambright
Sanpete County Air Quality
Mikayla Gates
Identification of Anomalous PurpleAir Particulate Matter Sensors
Nathan Searle
Characterization of Ethylene Oxide Concentrations in Communities near Commercial Sterilization Facilities in the Salt Lake Valley
Rachel Edie
Vertical Temperature Measurements From An Unmanned Aerial System Platform – Comparison Of A Variety Of Sensors
Ryan Thalman
Integrating Fire Emissions Inventories and Atmospheric Dispersion Models to Improve Smoke Exposure Estimates
Sam D. Faulstich
In Situ Calibration of Inexpensive Gas Sensors
Samuel Buit
Observations of Dust Emission on the Drying Lake Bed of the Great Salt Lake
Sebastian W. Hoch
A Comparison of Ambient Air Ethylene Oxide Modeling Estimates from Facility Stack and Fugitive Emissions to those Modeled from Canister-based Ambient Air Measurements in the Salt Lake Valley
Skyler Spooner
Comparison of Seasonal Ozone Concentrations and Precursor Emissions Sources for Salt Lake and Uintah Counties, Utah
Tanner Rima
Comparison Of Inversion Conditions Between Cache Valley, Salt Lake Valley, and Utah Valley January 26- February 9, 2017
Thomas Quayle
A New Method for Assessing the Effects of Soil Moisture on Dust Emission: Evidence from Great Salt Lake Playa
Thorn K. Merrill
Intersensor Variability Analysis of Five Low-Cost Gas Sensors for Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Nitric Oxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, and Volatile Organic Compounds
Tristalee Mangin
Predicted Dust Emission Fluxes for the Great Salt Lake Shoreline Under Varied Wind and Soil Moisture Levels
Ty Hosler
Using Low-Cost Sensors as a Tool to Help Compare Indoor PM2.5 Levels With Outdoor PM2.5 Levels During Extreme Weather Events
Zachary Palmer
Preliminary Evaluation Of A Low-cost Electrochemical Sensor For Measurement Of Airborne Formaldehyde
Zheyuan Pei