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The Center for Air Quality conducts research on the environmental, health, social, and economic aspects of air quality, applying innovative models and measurement techniques to understand the sources, transport, fate, and impact of air contaminants.

We conduct studies on the impact of global, regional, and local emissions and are the first broad-based research center in this region to evaluate air quality. The Center strives to provide comprehensive regional technical and policy support on air-, water-, land-use-, and energy-related issues to support the health and economy of our region and the U.S.

In addition, the Center provides research support for the agri-business industry to understand and evaluate the fate and transport of active ingredients in the environment. The university-industry partnership is providing a platform to address the regulatory requirements and environmental challenges of new agricultural products through intensive research and engineering evaluations.

Our research center has partnered with the Ohio Coal Research Center, whose focus is clean coal technology research, to form the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment at Ohio University. Through this interdisciplinary partnership and cooperative work with industry and state and federal agencies, we hope to provide a technical foundation for improving our region’s air quality.

We also contribute as a member institution to the Consortium for Energy Economics and the Environment (CE3), an intensive program of integrated research into the Ohio River Valley Region’s energy, environmental, and economic issues through collaborative research by a group of research centers and institutes, environmental groups, and academic programs at Ohio University. The consortium supports research that crosses the boundaries of energy production, economic value, and environmental health, providing practical solutions to regional problems through university outreach, faculty research, and student education and engagement.

The following units (with contact persons indicated) are participating consortium members: