University of Iowa receives grant as part of air quality research
UI is one of 13 institutions to receive part of $4.3 million in grants from the EPA
Jun 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Print View
IOWA CITY - The University of Iowa is one of 13 institutions to receive part of $4.3 million in grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study and improve the understanding of how certain organic compounds form in the atmosphere, officials announced Wednesday.
The UI received $300,000 for a study "Sources and Radiative Properties of Organosulfates in the Atmosphere." Research preformed by the grantee institutions will help the federal government improve its air quality management systems and climate change models with respect to organic aerosol formation, officials said in a statement.
The project includes support from the EPA, the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and others.