Grantee Research Project Results
Evaluating and Testing Emergency Testing Monitoring Devices in Extreme Cold TemperaturesEPA Grant Number: F8P11070
Title: Evaluating and Testing Emergency Testing Monitoring Devices in Extreme Cold Temperatures
Investigators: O'Dell, Tyler S.
Institution: Lake Superior State University
EPA Project Officer: Boddie, Georgette
Project Period: August 7, 2008 through April 25, 2010
Project Amount: $41,500
RFA: GRO Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study (2008)
Research Category: Academic Fellowships
Conduct cold weather assessments of emergency response portable chemical monitoring equipment used by local fire departments in Chippewa County. These data will be compared to other accident sites and their associated conditions. Parameters recorded will include temperature, location, chemical concentration, and wind speed. A manufacturer and literature review of selected monitors along with a review of chemicals and exposure models will be conducted to further evaluate the monitor’s cold weather capabilities.