Arthur Chan

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Recent Research Projects

Atmospheric Chemistry and Health

2019/20 • $45,000 • PI
Professor Arthur Chans research program will focus on understanding the atmospheric chemistry and health impacts of understudied and emerging pollution sources, including wildfires, cannabis smoke and food cooking. Their contributions to poor air quality in urban areas are poised to exceed those...

Characterizing Emerging Sources of Organic Aerosol

2019/20 • $29,000 • PI
Urban activities emit many organic compounds into the atmosphere. Their chemical reactions form particulate matter which contributes to poor air quality and harms human health. Since motor vehicles have usually been identified as the main source of pollutants, regulations in the past decades...

Detailed Chemical Characterization of Atmospheric Organics by Gas Chromatography with Soft Ionization Mass Spectrometry

2013/14-2018/19 • $192,000 • PI
Human activities emit a large amount of organic compounds into the atmosphere, many of which undergo reactions to form particulate matter. Particulate matter has important effects on air quality, global climate and human health. However, the sources, properties and reactions of organic compounds...

Identification of malodorous compounds in automotive coverstocks

2017/18 • $25,000 • PI
The perception of air quality inside vehicular cabins is often associated with its odor. To minimize odor andimprove the consumer's experience, it is important to understand organic compounds outgassing from thematerials used inside the cabin. However, current odor tests provide no information...

Operations and Maintenance Support for the BioZone MS Facility

2016/17 • $150,000 • PI,CO
The BioZone mass spectrometry facility (BMSF) is associated with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto and is part of the BioZone Centre for Bioengineering. The BMSF provides services and training to internal and external researchers and...

Radioisotope facility to track chemical & biochemical processes

2015/16 • $150,000 • PI,CO
Radiolabeling techniques have allowed exceptional discoveries that dramatically improved human and ecosystem health. Tracking of radio-labeled chemicals enables the study of transformation of drugs and endogenous compounds in the body, and that of agricultural and industrial contaminants in the...