Air pollutant sources
The University has several air pollutant sources related to research and general campus operations.
Our natural gas-powered power plant, which supplies steam, chilled water, compressed air and electricity produces nitrous oxides (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO). It is a modern gas-fired power plant that uses the latest in pollution control technology, greatly reducing particulate matter concentrations.
We also have paint spray booths, a gas station, machine shops and emission sources related to research. These have the potential to emit toxic air pollutants as well as CO, NOx and volatile organic carbon compounds.