The PEER Institute is a non-profit research organization affiliated with Providence. It was founded in 2005 and is dedicated to finding scientifically solid, technically practical, and economically efficient ways to manage our environment.
Particulate matter in ambient air
- health effects
- revisions to the national ambient air quality standards
- Urban area ozone issues
- Air toxics
- Development of integrated systems for monitoring ozone precursors and air toxics. The integration focuses on (1) real time (as events of interest occur), (2) short analytical cycle time, and (3) total integration including sensors/analyzers, data acquisition, automated control and communication, system mobility, data visualization, and data interpretation.
- Fundamentally new approach to ambient air particulate matter (PM) management, including new metrics for PM measurement, design of new PM sampling systems, relationship between PM metrics and epidemiological observations, and ambient air PM standards.
- Visualization tools for air quality modeling and monitoring results.
- Prototype of air quality related monitoring and control systems.
- Philanthropic gifts
Although the PEER Institute and Providence have their different missions, they leverage each other’s strength to achieve their goals. Providence brings real world problems to the PEER Institute and serves as proving ground for concepts and technologies developed by the PEER Institute. In return, it will be the first beneficiary of solutions and technologies developed by the PEER Institute. By affiliating with Providence, the PEER Institute has access to over $3 million in assets that are important to its research.
The publications by researchers at the PEER Institute can be seen under Publications.
For more information, please contact:
1201 Main Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Phone: (225) 766-7400
Fax: (225) 766-7440