Chemical Mechanisms to Address New Challenges in Air Quality Modeling

EPA awarded nine grants to develop chemical mechanisms for current air quality assessments and have the flexibility to generate updated mechanisms as understanding of atmospheric chemistry evolves and new concerns emerge.

Request for Applications closing date: June 24, 2019

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Identifier Abstract Principal Investigator Institution Grant Amount PROJECT PERIOD Project Start Date Project End Date Extended End Date State
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1 R840005
Grant
Leveraging comprehensive organic oxidation experiments for the development of improved atmospheric chemical mechanisms Kroll, Jesse H.
Heald, Colette L.  
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $799,667   August 01, 2020 -
July 31, 2023  
August 01, 2020   July 31, 2023     MA  
2 R840006
Grant
Development, validation and integration of a new model-ready parameterization of N2O5 heterogeneous chemistry. Bertram, Timothy
Holloway, Tracey  
University of Wisconsin Madison $798,234   August 01, 2020 -
July 31, 2023  
August 01, 2020   July 31, 2023     WI  
3 R840007
Grant
Scalable chemical mechanisms of emerging sources for community air quality predictions Barsanti, Kelley
Carter, William
Orlando, John
Emmons, Louisa  
University of California - Riverside, National Center for Atmospheric Research $784,743   August 01, 2020 -
July 31, 2023  
August 01, 2020   July 31, 2023     CA  
4 R840008
Grant
Developing mechanisms for secondary organic aerosol from oxygenated volatile organic compounds in biomass burning and volatile chemical product emissions Jathar, Shantanu
Pierce, Jeffrey  
Colorado State University $400,000   August 01, 2020 -
July 31, 2023  
August 01, 2020   July 31, 2023     CO  
5 R840010
Grant
Evaluating chemical mechanisms with recent field data to account for the contributions of volatile chemical product emissions to urban ozone pollution Coggon, Matthew
Gkatzelis, Georgios
Schwantes, Rebecca
McDonald, Brian
Li, Meng  
University of Colorado at Boulder, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratories $396,135   August 01, 2020 -
July 31, 2023  
August 01, 2020   July 31, 2023     CO  
6 R840011
Grant
A diagnostic package to facilitate and enhance chemical mechanism implementations within regional and global atmospheric chemistry models Nicely, Julie M
Follette-Cook, Melanie
Tong, Daniel
Keller, Christoph  
University of Maryland, Morgan State University, Universities Space Research Association $796,885   August 01, 2020 -
July 31, 2023  
August 01, 2020   July 31, 2023     MD  
7 R840012
Grant
Machine-learned atmospheric chemical mechanisms Tessum, Christopher
Riemer, Nicole  
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $399,469   August 01, 2020 -
July 31, 2023  
August 01, 2020   July 31, 2023     IL  
8 R840013
Grant
Automated model reduction for atmospheric chemical mechanisms McNeill, V. Faye
Fiore, Arlene M
Westervelt, Daniel
Henze, Daven  
Columbia University in the City of New York $799,699   August 01, 2020 -
July 31, 2023  
August 01, 2020   July 31, 2023     NY  
9 R840014
Grant
Improving chemical mechanisms for regional/global models in support of US air quality management: application to the GEOS-Chem model Jacob, Daniel J.   Harvard University $785,010   August 01, 2020 -
July 31, 2023  
August 01, 2020   July 31, 2023     MA  



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