ARB Research Seminar

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Atmospheric Chemistry of Volatile Organic Compounds and of Their Atmospheric Reaction Products

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Janet Arey

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Roger Atkinson

Professor Janet Arey and Professor Roger Atkinson, University of California, Riverside

May 25, 2004
Cal EPA Headquarters, 1001 "I" Street, Sacramento, CA

Presentation
Research Project

Overview

The results of a three year experimental study of the atmospheric chemistry of selected VOCs will be presented and discussed. During this contract, aspects of the atmospheric chemistry of alkanes and of their first generation products, alkenes, PAHs, and of oxygenated VOCs were investigated. Among the important findings was the observation of a conversion of 1,4-hydroxycarbonyls formed from the atmospheric photooxidations of alkanes into highly reactive dihydrofurans.

Speaker Biography

Janet Arey has been at the Air Pollution Research Center at the University of California, Riverside since 1982 and has been a faculty member in the Department of Environmental Sciences and the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Environmental Toxicology at UCR since 1990. She is the author or co-author of over 150 publications dealing with the atmospheric chemistry of organic compounds.

Roger Atkinson is a Research Chemist at the Air Pollution Research Center and a Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and the Department of Chemistry at UCR . He is the author or co-author of over 300 technical publications dealing with the atmospheric chemistry of volatile organic compounds.


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