Air Program 

CE3 collaborates extensively with the faculty and staff based at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Center for Air Quality. Working with universities, businesses and industries in the Ohio River Valley, the Center fosters interdisciplinary applied research and education in the air quality arena, with a focus on issues facing the Midwest region. The Center for Air Quality has been involved with emission inventory and air quality analysis for every major metropolitan area in the State of Ohio including mobile emissions modeling, and processing and evaluation of area and point sources.

The Center’s talented team regularly contributes to CE3 Air Program projects because of its expertise in air quality modeling, ambient monitoring, data management/analysis, GIS applications, health risk assessments and emissions inventories.

Point of Contact

Dr. Kevin Crist
Director, Center for Air Quality
Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Ohio University Russ College of Engineering and Technology

Example Projects

All Projects 

Webinar: Methane Regulations: Federal, State and Local Trends

On October 18, 2017, Ohio University hosted a Shale Innovation Project Webinar entitled, “Methane Regulation: Federal, State, and Local Trends.” Our expert panel of speakers covered the evolution and impact of methane regulations, the future of industry activity in response to regulation and other voluntary emissions reduction programs, and how policymakers can balance growth and environmental best practices. To view the speakers' presentations in .pdf, click on their names below.

The webinar is archived for viewing on the Voinovich School YouTube Channel here.

Tags: Air,Shale

U.S. EPA Mercury Monitoring

The Center was recently awarded a highly-competitive U.S. EPA mercury monitoring project through the National Atmospheric Deposition Program. The Center’s researchers, two full-time research staff and graduate students, are currently engaged in studying the fate of mercury emissions from local power plants, as well as worldwide sources, to understand the economic and environmental value of implementing control systems on local power plants. Click here to view a recent presentation .

Tags: Air

Research on the Reuse of CO2 Using Microalgae

The Ohio Coal Research Center and the Biofuels Lab , partnering with the Center for Air Quality's Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (ISEE), has engaged in more than a decade of research on the reuse of CO2 using microalgae. With more than $2 million in funding from the Department of Energy, researchers have created bioreactor technologies to enhance the growth of microalgae from coal flue gas. Researchers are also developing technologies to convert the energy within the algae into biofuels, such as biodiesel and syngas.

Tags: Air

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