Interagency Service Agreement - ADEQ Contract No EV06-0162 - Master Agreement

Project: Research project

Description

As the third of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's Mexican border air pollution studies the Western Arizona-Sonora Air Quality Study (WASBAQS) the principal objectives of the WASBAQS are to fully characterize its gaseous and particulate air pollutants and to estimate their risk to human health. The WASBAQS study is nearly complete, with only the atmospheric modeling and final risk assessment components needing completion. This task assignment will describe the necessary atmospheric modeling tasks needed to complete the WASBAQS study. Arizona State University (ASU) shall be responsible for the completion of each task and may subcontract any of the required work as necessary to ensure a timely completion of this work.

Description

The objective of the overall research project is to collect samples of coarse and fine particulate matter (PM) and representative soil and road dust at two locations in South Phoenix, AZ and a comparable location in Tempe, AZ, to investigate potential impacts to local population health. As part of this project, my research group at ASU proposes to perform quantification of trace elements in samples of coarse and fine particulate matter (PM), collected on Teflon filters during the field part of the ADEQ South Phoenix Study.

Description

The objective of this research project is to collect samples of coarse and fine particulate matter (PM) and representative soil and road dust at two locations in South Phoenix, AZ and a comparable location in Tempe, AZ, to investigate potential impacts to local population health. As part of this project, my research group at ASU proposes to perform quantification of organic and elemental carbon, extraction and quantification of unique organic molecular markers capable of isolating different sources of organic aerosols, and collection, resuspension and size-selective sampling of representative road dust and soil from local yards. Targeted organic species to be quantified will include the petroleum biomarkers (for tracking the contribution from vehicular emissions), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (or PAH - important contributors to the health effects of PM) and anhydrous sugars (to separate the contribution to wood combustion).
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/066/30/15

Funding

  • Arizona Department of Environmental Quality: $1,779,679.00

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particulate matter
atmospheric modeling
road
dust
PAH
soil
resuspension
environmental quality
biomarker
sugar
air quality
risk assessment
atmospheric pollution
combustion
petroleum
trace element
aerosol
filter
services
agreement (contract)