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 spectrometer

Measures chemical composition in samples

Scanning mobility particle sizer

Measures particle size distribution in air

NOx monitor

Measures concentrations of nitrogen oxides in air

O3 monitor

Measures concentration of ozone in air


  • Environment and Climate Change Canada