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January 2nd, 2007

EPSCoR grants awarded for ecosystem research

Pei Chiu, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at UD, and Doug Doren, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will test the chemical reactivity of nano-sized particles of black carbon, such as soot. A variety of pollutants can attach and react on these microscopic bits of carbon, which are released during the burning of fossil fuels and of trees and other plant material during deforestation. Thus, black-carbon particles can play a pivotal role in the transport and fate of a number of land and aquatic pollutants.


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