The Ernst Hall at the University
of Louisville houses the newly established Air Quality
The lab is run by John
Metaxas, a 20+ year veteran in chemical testing.
steel cylinders will be placed in chosen sites to collect
air samples. These samples will then be taken back to
the lab for analysis.
cylinders should contain a representative sample of
the air in the area tested. Several samples will be
obtained to ensure accurate results.
The samples are analyzed
by a gas chromatograph for 82 different chemicals that
are released by industry, mobile source and other human
chemicals being assessed are those identified as potentially
being in the community and of concern to environmental
quality and public health.
We will be splitting samples to assure the accuracy
of our results with the US EPA lab in Athens, GA, and
the state DEP lab in Frankfort, KY.