ORCID ID

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2596-6656

Date Awarded

2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Department

Chemistry

Advisor

Rachel E O'Brien

Committee Member

Michael A Unger

Committee Member

John C Poutsma

Committee Member

Jordan Walk

Abstract

People spend around 90% of their time indoors. This means that indoor air can have an impact on human health. One of the main factors that makes indoor air differ from outdoor air is indoor areas have a higher surface area to volume ratio than outdoor areas. Surfaces give aerosol particles a place to deposit where they can stick or react. Some of this material can leave the surface and reenter the air. Being able to analyze the material on different indoor surfaces will help further the understanding of indoor surfaces’ impact on indoor air. A surface extractor was developed to sample indoor surfaces for deposited material. The surface extractor allows samples to be taken from smooth surfaces so the material can be analyzed.

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