Category: Residential Wood Burning Current & Ongoing Studies

  • Understanding How Wood-Burning’s Contribution to Particulate Matter Concentrations Have Changed over Time

    Wood burning contributes to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution in the Wasatch Front, and reducing the use of wood burning during pollution episodes has been the focus of many policy decisions. This study looks at patterns of temperature, heat deficit, and day of the week along with markers of woodsmoke and mandatory no-burn days, to…

  • Aethalometer Study for Estimating Compliance
    with Wood-burning Ban

    The University of Utah Department of Chemical Engineering will collaborate with UDAQ to estimate the contributions of wood burning to wintertime PM2.5 levels using aethalometer data from four locations and from mobile aethalometer measurements. The goal of this study is to identify and understand levels of wood burning and compliance with wood-burning restrictions during the…

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