[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170101596]
Researchers Prof Stephen Blanksby; A/Prof Adam Trevitt; Dr Gabriel da Silva; Dr Craig Taatjes; Prof Hilkka Kenttamaa
Brief description This project aims to understand how peroxyl radical reactions modulate the composition of air. The gas-phase chemical reactions of organic peroxyl radicals contribute to air quality in clean and polluted environments. However, experimental observations of these reaction intermediates and the complex mechanisms governing their formation and fate are limited. This project will use mass spectrometry and laser-based methods to interrogate the chemical and photochemical reactions of peroxyl radicals in the gas phase. This project expects to understand the composition and dynamics of the troposphere and inform strategies to improve air quality.
Funding Amount $365,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects