Air Quality & Emissions Control Research Group

Group Introduction

The Air Quality Research group at TAMUK comprises of more than twenty graduate undergraduate students. There are several areas of air quality research currently underway in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University - Kingsville.

The South Texas Environmental Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) and BioReaction Industries LLC (BRI) are applying an innovative biological treatment to treat these emissions and are evaluating the potential of this approach to resolve these control issues which are critical to the industry.

Our Mission

The Air Quality Group's vision is to provide leadership and coordination in the development of issues concerning the quality of ground-level air quality, and provide support in the application of techniques for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of air quality data.

The new biological treatment technology project is funded by U.S. DOE and will demonstrate significantly lower energy use (than regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTOs) or regenerative catalytic oxidizers (RCOs), lower water use (than conventional scrubbers) all the while being less costly than either for maintenance.

This page was last updated on: September 18, 2014