Epidemiology and Toxicology of Primary and SecondaryParticulate Matter Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants

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Epidemiology and Toxicology of Primary and SecondaryParticulate Matter Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants: The DOE/NETL is seeking applications to conductresearch that will providegreater insight into the human health effects that may result from inhalingprimary or secondary fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from coal-firedelectricpower generating facilities. The Funding Opportunity Announcement willsupportfuture decisions on power plant emission controls by improving ourunderstanding of the link between power plant emissions, PM2.5, and humanhealth. Although there is a great deal of evidence on the health effectsofPM2.5 components generally and of the relationship of these components tovarious sources, there is currently only a limited body of scientificevidenceon the health effects of PM2.5 from coal plant emissions. In view ofepidemiologic evidence that health effects are tied to many causal agents,andthat no single agent can be ruled out, regulatory agencies have currentlyadopted a position that treats PM2.5 mass as representative of thecomponentsof PM2.5 that are harmful to health. If, however, some components of PM2.5areactually significantly less harmful to human health than other components,thisregulatory position may under-control sources emitting the ?more harmful?components and/or over-control sources emitting the ?less harmful?componentsof PM2.5. For example, a fairly large body of toxicological literaturesuggests that ammonium sulfates, on their own, have little biologicalpotencyin humans and animals at environmentally relevant levels. This is ofspecialconcern to heavily-regulated source classes like coal-fired electric powergenerating facilities, whose emissions of SO2 and NOx react in theatmosphereto form fine ammonium sulfate and nitrate particles that contribute afairlylarge percentage to the mix of chemicals comprising ambient PM2.5 in manyareasof the eastern U.S. Information gained by the research performed underthisFunding Opportunity Announcement will help regulatory agencies formulatesoundbases for future standards reviews and strategies for managing theemissions ofPM2.5, SO2, and NOx from coal power plants. Such strategies will target themost appropriate emission sources and help define the levels of controlneededto achieve substantive improvements in human health. The results ofresearchperformed under the proposed Funding Opportunity Announcement will alsoguidefuture DOE/NETL decisions regarding priorities in its advanced emissionscontrol technology R&D efforts.Applications are being sought under two distinct Areas of Interest: (1)thedesign and feasibility assessment of a retrospective epidemiology study ofPM2.5 and its components in the metropolitan Pittsburgh, PA region,includingthe development of advanced methods for performing such a study; and (2)toxicology studies that will elucidate the biological mechanisms by whichadverse human health effects may be induced via real-world exposures to thespecific chemical components of PM2.5 resulting from coal-fired power plantemissions. Only one award will be made under Area of Interest (AOI) 1,andits focus shall be limited to the metropolitan Pittsburgh, PA region.Multipleawards are anticipated under AOI 2; projects awarded under AOI 2 may focusonany region or regions in the U.S. where coal power plant emissionsconstitute asubstantial proportion of ambient PM2.5.
Federal Grant Title: Epidemiology and Toxicology of Primary and SecondaryParticulate Matter Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants
Federal Agency Name: Headquarters
Grant Categories: Energy Environment Health Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FC26-04NT42066
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 81.124
CFDA Descriptions: Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP)
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: May 03, 2004 This opportunity closed on 05/23/200
Posted Date: Feb 13, 2004
Creation Date: May 03, 2007
Archive Date: Nov 13, 2006
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Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
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Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
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