Special Projects

The Division of Air Quality conducts special studies to examine air quality issues and concerns tied specific locations around the state. These studies draw on the Division’s network of monitoring stations and the Movable Monitoring Platform.

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Charles Sarnoski
Division of Air Quality

Current Study

The Division of Air Quality has begun a six month air quality study in the community of Claymont, Delaware. The purpose of this study is to address community air quality concerns.

The air quality will be monitored with evacuated canisters, which collect samples for twenty four hours and are then sent to a laboratory for analysis.

The sample collection part of the study will be completed by the end of September 2019. A final report should be expected in January of 2020 after sample collection and data analysis are complete.

Past Studies

Marine Vessel Impact on Ambient Air Quality, Delaware City, Delaware

This study investigated short-term ambient air quality impacts on air quality from marine vessels to air quality at Delaware City, Delaware.

Claymont Dust Study

This study was the initial deployment of the MMP in 2013 and 2014. The MMP was part of a multi-year effort that observed the potential impact of Evaraz Steel on the PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations in that area. The community initiated the study and performed the set-up and collection of PM2.5 and PM10 samples. With community involvement, this project proved that the collaboration by the State and the citizens of Delaware can produce valuable results.

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