New devices with air quality features will be the focus of the webinar on October 25th

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The core facilities of the Institute of Energy and the Environment, EESL (Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories), will host a webinar on October 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The webinar will focus on a new instrument added to the EESL inventory, a high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometer for soot particle aerosols (TOF-AMS). Participants must register for the webinar.

The TOF-AMS has a wide range of applications for indoor and outdoor air quality. The TOF-AMS is capable of providing real-time quantitative chemical mass size and charge information for submicron non-refractory aerosol particles.

The webinar will focus on the instrument’s applications and benefits, including examining the processes responsible for the chemistry and microphysics of aerosol particles, both emitted directly from sources and formed through the oxidation of volatile organic and inorganic gases, as well as the Characterization and quantification of particle matter indoors.

Three Penn State researchers who have worked with the TOF-AMS will be featured in the webinar: William Brune, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences; Jose D. Fuentes, Professor, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science; and David Miller, assistant professor of meteorology and atmospheric sciences. Odette Mina, Managing Director of EESL, will moderate the webinar.

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