This article originally appeared on UBC News.
Watch out, Vancouver. The PLUME van is coming soon to a location near you.
An “air pollution lab on wheels”, PLUME will be used to measure concentrations of air pollutants across the city including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ground-level ozone, black carbon, methane, volatile organic compounds, and various sizes of ultrafine particles that can affect air quality.
PLUME, which stands for Portable Laboratory for Understanding Human-Made Emissions was developed by Dr. Naomi Zimmerman, a professor of Mechanical Engineering who studies air quality and its impacts on health and the environment.
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