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HEI issues RFA to study non-tailpipe particle emissions


HEI has issued RFA 21-1, Quantifying Real-World Impacts of Non-Tailpipe Particulate Matter Emissions, to study non-tailpipe PM emissions from motor vehicles and their impacts on air quality, human exposure, and human health. The deadline for Preliminary Applications is January 19, 2022.

This RFA solicits applications to develop, evaluate, and apply real-world exposure indicators of non-tailpipe PM emissions from motor vehicles (e.g., from tire, brake, wheel weights, and road wear and resuspension of dust from the road surface) and to assess the impacts of such emissions on air quality, human exposure, and human health. The approaches of interest include:

(a)    Identifying and validating exposure indicators to characterize non-tailpipe PM emissions in near-road or ambient air.

(b)    Developing or extending existing approaches to measure non-tailpipe PM in the near-road environment.

(c)    Estimating current and future potential impacts of non-tailpipe emissions from passenger and/or commercial vehicles on air quality, exposure, and/or potential contribution of non-tailpipe emissions to health burden attributable to ambient PM2.5 mass.

HEI will be hosting a webinar on October 19, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 am EDT, where potential applicants can learn more and ask questions about the RFA process. Click here to register.

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