CPANS is pleased to announce the November Edmonton Luncheon Topic: Dirty Cities and Dusty Skies – Photochemistry at the Surface of Urban Road Dust.
Road dust resuspension is a major source of primary particulate matter in many urban centres, especially those where traction materials are applied to roadways in the winter months. Although many studies have investigated the composition and toxicity of road dust, virtually nothing is currently known regarding its role as a substrate for chemical and photochemical processes. In this talk, I will outline our group’s approach to studying photochemistry at the surface of Edmonton road dust and winter street sweepings, and highlight some of our recent discoveries.
Presenter: Sarah A. Styler obtained her BSc, MSc, and PhD from the University of Toronto and conducted postdoctoral research at the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research. In 2015, she joined the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry, where her group’s research focuses on chemistry and photochemistry in atmospheric aerosol populations typical of those found in polluted and dust-influenced urban environments.
Location: The University of Alberta Faculty Club (11435, Saskatchewan Drive), Papaschase Room (upstairs, right)
Time: 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. (registration starts at 11:30)
Cost: $35 – A&WMA Members / $45 – Non-Members / $15 – Students (includes hot lunch & coffee). All prices include GST.