DescriptionThis laboratory will be used to improve our understanding the fate of pollutants in the atmosphere.
It will be used
The main feature of the lab is a 1500 L “smog chamber” coupled to an FTIR spectrometer for monitoring gas phase photochemical reactions. A custom-built ultra long-path high reflectance White cell has been installed. The chamber has a port for the introduction of solid samples (and contained liquid samples) and aerosol analysis instruments for particle experiments.
The Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory is a part of a larger group of experimental facilities at Trent known collectively as the Microenvironment Laboratory funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (MRI) to study the effects of pollution and climate change on water and soil processes in the natural environment.
Last updated August 12, 2011.