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EPA's Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division (APPCD) is housed within the EPA RTP (Research Triangle Park) in North Carolina. Our campus is one of the largest “green” buildings in the world. It provides numerous examples of how to reduce and even avoid pollution. This campus is the largest in the EPA Agency. Our facility covers nearly 1.5 million square feet housing state-of-the-art labs (600), and offices (2000), cafeteria, library, and conference facilities.

The Agency began planning the RTP campus in the 1990’s, but it wasn’t until 2001 that the “green” building was completed and occupied. Once completed, it became home to one of the worlds largest groups of scientists, engineers, policy makers, and administrative staff with the main goal of solving environmental issues. The campus was designed with the best laboratories and offices in support of the Agency’s mission.

Specific Information on APPCD Research in the RTP Facilities.


APPCD has multi-disciplinary facilities with excellent resources for environmental research. Analytical and field research is provided by two mechanisms: access to selected EPA equipment and specialized facilities by the individual researchers. Laboratory personnel have access to a diverse array of state-of-the-art equipment, in these categories:

Air Pollution Technology

  • Air Toxics Reactor
  • Innovative Furnace Reactor
  • Jet-REMPI System (PDF)
  • Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) System
  • Multi-pollutant Sorbent Evaluation System
  • Rainbow Vertical Tunnel Combustor
  • Package Boiler Simulator
  • Rotary Kiln Incinerator Simulator

Emissions Characterization and Prevention

Emissions Measurement Using Optical Remote Sensing (ORS)

Indoor Air Quality

  • Small Environmental Chambers
  • Large Environmental Chamber
  • Two Compartment Chamber (TCC)

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