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Dr. Daniel Cohan
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rice University
6100 Main Street MS 519
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-348-5129
Office: Keck Hall 116B
Email: cohan 'at' rice.edu

Electric Power Generation and Air Quality

Research in our group has explored how electric power generation impacts air pollution, and the costs of reducing those impacts. Zhou et al. (2012) characterized chemical processes and pollutant formation in power plant plumes observed by aircraft in Texas. A paper by Cohan and Douglass (2011) quantified emissions reductions and costs for potential controls of existing coal-fired power plants. Other research is exploring the choices faced by utility companies seeking to build new generation capacity in light of uncertainties regarding future market conditions and policies.