The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is partnering with Entanglement Technologies to monitor benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene(s) (BTEX), ethylene oxide, and other VOCs with AROMA. Awarded the American Rescue Plan Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring Competitive Grant, Utah DEQ will integrate and deploy AROMA in underserved communities through mobile monitoring and community partnerships with a goal to enhance VOC monitoring and to promote air quality monitoring partnerships between communities and regulatory agencies.
The American Rescue Plan was passed by Congress in spring 2021, providing EPA with a one-time supplemental appropriation of $100M to address health outcome disparities from pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic. $20M of those funds was allocated for a grant competition for community air pollution monitoring. In August 2022, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which provided additional funding to EPA for community air monitoring programs and grants allowing EPA to expand the initial award to $53.4 million to support 132 projects. Read more about the selected projects here: https://www.epa.gov/arp/selections-arp-enhanced-air-quality-monitoring-competitive-grant.
AROMA is ideally suited for mobile air quality monitoring with real-time monitoring, reporting, and part-per-trillion detection limits. The AROMA is easily transitioned from a stationary monitoring site to running in a vehicle in less than 30 minutes with no specific buildout requirements. Contact us to learn more about AROMA or to discuss your mobile monitoring and ambient air monitoring applications.