air pollution

How U alumni helped invent the catalytic converter

The catalytic converter, which removes toxic gases from car exhaust, owes its invention partly to U alumni working at Corning Incorporated in the 1970s.


Persistent inequitable exposure to air pollution in Salt Lake County schools

A new study utilized a community-university partnership of nearly 200 PM 2.5 sensors through the Air Quality and U network. U researchers revealed persistent social inequalities in Salt Lake County schools.


U logs more trips than any team in Clear the Air Challenge

The U logged 24,517 trips, which is over 10,000 trips more than any other team.


A light rail TRAX train departing a station, with a sign indicating the train is headed to Salt Lake City

TRAX air quality study expands

A U air monitoring project, expanded to TRAX’s Blue Line, shows how smoke from last year’s fireworks drifted through the valley.


UTA on Demand by Via

The new service aims to enhance connectivity to TRAX and FrontRunner lines for commuters.


Burning questions on air pollution

A University of Utah engineering study shows restrictions on wood burning in Utah dramatically improve air quality.


Are you up for the challenge?

Join the Clear the Air Challenge this February so we can all breathe easy.


A look at air pollution and vulnerable populations

Poor children are suffering greater exposure to polluted air.


Changing behavior to improve the air

How can your individual decisions impact air quality?


It’s not too late to clean up the air in Utah

On Oct. 3, the University of Utah hosted the first of a series of multidisciplinary summits on air quality. Titled “The Air We Breathe,” the symposium’s objectives were to build connections among researchers across our campus, catalyze new collaborations, coordinate research activities and communicate findings.