Air pollutant sources
The University has several air pollutant sources related to research and general campus operations.
Our natural gas-powered power plant, which supplies steam, chilled water, compressed air and electricity produces nitrous oxides (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO). It is a modern gas-fired power plant that uses the latest in pollution control technology, greatly reducing particulate matter concentrations.
We also have paint spray booths, a gas station, machine shops and emission sources related to research. These have the potential to emit toxic air pollutants as well as CO, NOx and volatile organic carbon compounds.
We do not allow Ethylene Oxide (EtO) or Chlorine Dioxide sterilization systems on campus. For more information, please contact Environmental Compliance at 206.616.5835.