Laboratory for Atmospheric Organics

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Research on air pollution chemistry and health effects.

Areas of expertise

The Laboratory for Atmospheric Organics analyzes the chemical composition of air samples to determine the sources of pollution, the chemistry in the atmosphere, and the effect on human health.

Research services

Chemical analysis using gas chromatography, particle measurements in air, measurements of air pollutants, including nitrogen oxides and ozone

Sectors of application
  • Clean technology
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Policy and governance
  • Transportation
Gas chromatography mass spectrometerMeasures chemical composition in samples
Scanning mobility particle sizerMeasures particle size distribution in air
NOx monitorMeasures concentrations of nitrogen oxides in air
O3 monitorMeasures concentration of ozone in air


  • Environment and Climate Change Canada