2017 NC BREATHE Conference

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Nature Research Center
Raleigh, NC

Learn how we are Bridging Research on Economics and Air Quality for The Health of Everyone

2017 NC BREATHE Conference

Thank you for your interest in NC BREATHE and thank you to all who helped make the conference a great success. Please review the rest of our conference website for plenary presenations, student posters, and media recap from the conference.

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Air Quality Policy Changes

How will recent changes to NC air quality policies and rules impact our health?

Air Pollution and Human Health

Find out about the latest research showing the growing health impacts of air pollution.

The Economic Value of Clean Air

Participate in discussions about making changes that will improve not only the health of North Carolinians, but also the local economic picture.

Mission Statement

To provide an interactive forum for North Carolinians to share the latest research related to the impacts air pollution has on human health, the environment, and the economy, and to discuss the critical role policy making plays.

Morning Session

June Blotnick, M.Ed.

June Blotnick, M.Ed.

Executive Director

William Schlesinger, Ph.D.

William Schlesinger, Ph.D.

Master of Ceremonies

James B. Duke Professor of Biogeochemistry Emeritus
Dean Nicholas School of the Environment, Emeritus
Duke University

Sri Nadadur, Ph.D.

Sri Nadadur, Ph.D.

Program Director

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Health Plenary Presentation

Andrew Yates, Ph.D.

Andrew Yates, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Economics Department

UNC Chapel Hill

Economy Plenary Presentation

Rebecca Dodder, Ph.D.

Rebecca Dodder, Ph.D.

Physical Scientist

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Environment Plenary Presentation

Afternoon Session

Luncheon

Policymaker Perspectives

Robin Smith, J.D.

Robin Smith, J.D.

Environmental Law Attorney

Clean Air Carolina is pleased to announce the 2017 NC BREATHE keynote speaker, Robin Smith. Ms. Smith served as Assistant Secretary for Environment at the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources from 1999 to 2012, where she oversaw regulatory programs dealing with water quality, air quality, water supply, coastal development, mining, oil and gas production, and hazardous waste. Previously, as Special Deputy Attorney General in the Environmental Division of the N.C. Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Smith litigated cases defending state environmental policies. Currently operating a solo practice focused on environmental and energy law (Robin Smith Law Office PLLC). Ms. Smith received a B.A. from Duke University and a law degree from the University of North Carolina  School of Law.

Local Perspectives

Sig Hutchison, M.Ed.
Chair, Wake County Board of Commissioners

PARTICIPANT DISCUSSION BREAKOUT SESSIONS

HEALTH

Facilitator:
Julia Kravchenko, Duke University

Discussants:
Wayne Cascio, US Environmental Protection Agency
Kristie Gutierrez, NC State University
Sri Nadadur, NIEHS

ECONOMICS

Facilitator:
Adam Terando, US Geological Survey

Discussants:
Ivan Urlaub, NC Sustainable Energy Association
Jeff Petrusa, RTI International
Andy Yates, UNC Chapel Hill
Vicki Foust, NC A&T University

ENVIRONMENT

Facilitator:
Chris Weaver, US Envirnonmental Protection Agency

Discussants:
Louie Rivers, NC State University
Bill Schlesinger, Cary Institute
Rebecca Dodder, US Environmental Protection Agency
Sushma Masemore, NC Division of Air Quality

Research Poster Awards

Continue below for the featured student posters.

Closing Remarks

June Blotnick, M.Ed.

Executive Director
Clean Air Carolina

2017 NC BREATHE Conference Photos

Student

Research

Posters

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Calculating second order sensitivity coefficients for airport emissions In the continental U.S. using CMAQ-HDDM

Calvin Arter
Abstract
Email: arterca@email.unc.edu
University North Carolina Chapel Hill
Institute for the Environment
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Agricultural Ammonia Emissions on the Delmarva Peninsula: Transport and Deposition from a Broiler Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Jordan Baker*, Viney P. Aneja, and S. Pal Arya
Abstract

*Corresponding Author:

Telephone: (919) 515-3690
Fax: (919) 513-8814
Email: jlbaker4@ncsu.edu
North Carolina State University
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Personal and area concentrations of CO and PM2.5 in charcoal-burning households in peri-urban Rwanda

Ashley Bittner*, Joseph Pedit, Ipsita Das, Zoey Frolking, Sudhanshu Handa, Leena Nylander-French, Karin Yeatts,  Pamela Jagger
Abstract
*Corresponding Author:
Email: abittner@live.unc.edu
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Evaluating the impact of wildfires on atmospheric ammonia concentrations in the US using satellite measurements

Casey D. Bray 1*, William Battye1, Viney P. Aneja1, Daniel Tong2,3,4, Pius Lee2, YouhuaTang2,3

1 North Carolina State University, 2 NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, College Park, Maryland, 3Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, University of Maryland, College Park, 4Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems, George Mason University

Abstract
*Corresponding Author:
Telephone: (919) 515-3690
Fax: (919) 513-8814
Email: cdbray@ncsu.edu
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Identification of water-soluble organic gases in 13 real homes

Sara Duncan* and Barbara Turpin
Abstract

*Corresponding Author:
Email: duncansm@email.unc.edu
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

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A Method for Source Apportionment of Health Risk from Ambient Particulate Matter (PM): Development and Validation

Zhiyuan Li a,#, Zibing Yuan a,*, Ying Li a, Alexis K.H. Lau a, Peter K.K. Louie b

a Division of Environment, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, b Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department
# now at: Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University

 Abstract

*Corresponding Author:

Telephone: (919) 274-2995
E-mail: zli38@ncsu.edu
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Comparative analysis of cookstove activity and air pollutant emission factors and properties measured in the field and laboratory


Mohammad Maksimul Islam1 & Andrew Grieshop2

1 Email: mislam7@ncsu.edu
Telephone: (919) 943-6639
Deptartment of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
North Carolina State University
2 Email: apgriesh@ncsu.ed
Telephone: 919-513-1181
Assistant Professor, Deptartment of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
North Carolina State University
Abstract
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Measurements and Analysis of Air Quality in Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand

Pornpan Uttamang1*, Viney P. Aneja1, and Adel Hanna2
1Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
2Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abstract

*Corresponding Author:

Telephone: 919-515-3690
Fax: (919) 513-8814 Fax
Email: puttama@ncsu.edu
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Measurement of atmospherically relevant secondary organic aerosol from cookstove emissions

Aditya Sinha, Dr. Andrew Grieshop (Advisor)
Email: asinha2@ncsu.edu
North Carolina State University
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Transit Train Activity Data for Use in Energy Consumption Estimation

Weichang Yuan1, H. Christopher Frey*1, Yanshuo Sun2
Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
  North Carolina State University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
   University of Maryland, College Park

 

Abstract

*Corresponding Author:

  • Christopher Frey
  • Professor of Environmental Engineering

    Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

    North Carolina State University

    Telephone: 919-515-1155

    Email: frey@ncsu.edu
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