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Transformation of organics in the unpolluted atmosphere

Project Leader: Gabriel Da Silva
Sponsors: Australian Research Council
Primary Contact: Gabriel da Silva (
Keywords: combustion and emissions; indoor air quality
Disciplines: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Domains: Optimisation of resources and infrastructure

Much of atmospheric chemistry has focused on polluted, urban environments, but it is emerging that there is important unknown chemistry occuring in the unpolluted atmosphere. This shortfall prohibits us from fully understanding, for instance, the lifetime of greenhouse gases like methane. We are investigating the new chemical processes needed to describe the fate of organic compounds in the unpolluted atmosphere.

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