Analytical Chemistry Seminar: Paul Ziemann and Jose Jimenez
Analytical & Environmental Chemistry Division and Atmospheric Chemistry Program Seminar
Jointly sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, CIRES, and the Environmental Program
Chemistry of Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere and Indoor Air
Paul Ziemann - Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry & CIRES Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder
Laboratory studies provide much of the fundamental data on reaction kinetics, products, and mechanisms that are needed to achieve a deep understanding of atmospheric and indoor air chemistry and to develop detailed and accurate models that are used to establish air quality regulations and to predict the effects of human activities. Research in my laboratory focuses primarily on the atmospheric chemistry of organic compounds emitted from natural and anthropogenic sources and the physical and chemical processes by which oxidized organic reaction products form microscopic aerosol particles. Studies are conducted in large-volume environmental chambers where experiments are designed to simulate but simplify atmospheric chemistry and conditions in order to obtain information on gas and particle chemical composition, reaction rates and equilibria, and particle properties. Obtaining such data is a challenge, but in this talk I will describe how we approach this problem by using a diverse array of measurement techniques. I will also discuss our more recent studies on the chemistry of indoor air.
Title and Abstract Forthcoming
Jose Jimenez - Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry & CIRES Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder