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Kristina Wagstrom, Ph.D. - University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT, US

Kristina Wagstrom, Ph.D. Kristina Wagstrom, Ph.D.

Eversource Energy Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering Education | University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT, UNITED STATES

Professor Wagstrom is a chemical engineer with a specialization in atmospheric chemistry.

Biography

Professor Wagstrom is a chemical engineer with a specialization in atmospheric chemistry. She has studied the potential air quality implications associated with using biofuels in place of conventional gasoline.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Biofuels

Woman in STEM

Air Pollution

Atmospheric Chemistry

Biomolecular Engineering

Education (2)

Carnegie Mellon University: Ph.D. 2009

Illinois Institute of Technology: B.S., Chemical Engineering 2004

Affiliations (3)

  • American Association for Aerosol Research
  • International Society for Exposure Science
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Articles (5)

Comparing estimates from the R-LINE near road dispersion model using model-derived and observation-derived meteorology Atmospheric Pollution Research

2018

Observed meteorological conditions, usually measured at airports or weather monitoring stations, have long provided the only source of meteorology for many Gaussian air pollution dispersion models. This introduces uncertainty and limitations in numerical model estimates, especially for locations of interest far removed from these monitoring stations.

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Spatially resolved intake fraction estimates for primary and secondary particulate matter in the United States Atmospheric Environment

2017

This study uses intake fraction, the fraction of emissions that are inhaled from a given source, to quantify how emissions from different regions proportionally contribute to human exposure to both primary and secondary particulate matter species. The intake fraction for secondary species is defined using the common atomic constituents between precursor species and products, allowing estimates to include both primary and secondary species.

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Primary and secondary particulate matter intake fraction from different height emission sources Atmospheric Environment

2017

This study uses intake fraction, the fraction of emissions that are inhaled, to compare potential particulate matter exposure among different height emission sources. We use the Particulate Matter Source Apportionment Technology (PSAT) in the Comprehensive Air Quality Model with Extensions (CAMx) to estimate intake fraction for primary and secondary particulate matter species from different height emission sources.

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Contribution of long range transport to local fine particulate matter concerns Atmospheric Environment

2011

We have utilized the Particulate Matter Source Apportionment Technology (PSAT) in PMCAMx (a regional chemical transport model) to quantify the contributions from local emissions and short range (under 100 km), mid range (100–550 km) and long range (over 550 km) pollutant transport to both primary and secondary particulate matter concentrations using the Eastern United States as a test case.

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Development and application of a computationally efficient particulate matter apportionment algorithm in a three-dimensional chemical transport model Atmospheric Environment

2008

An on-line and an off-line version of a computationally efficient particulate matter source apportionment algorithm have been developed and compared using the three-dimensional chemical transport model PMCAMx. Both versions of the algorithm use source specific-species that track the contributions of source locations or source classes.

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