Facilities and Equipment
The Baity Air and Engineering Laboratory is one building in the
four building complex comprising the facilities
of the UNC School of Public Health. The laboratory opened in 1990 and serves as the research and
office space for a team of UNC aerosol and industrial hygiene researchers.
The largest portion of the laboratory is a 2000 square foot pilot plant with a 25 ft. ceiling and a 3-ton overhead
crane for moving heavy equipment. The laboratory also contains an aerosol physics laboratory, a chemistry
laboratory, fans capable of moving over 10,000 cfm, and office space for Baity researchers.
A 4 ft by 4 ft wind tunnel and several smaller wind tunnels are housed in a portion of the Baity pilot plant. These
wind tunnels are used in industrial hygiene and ventilation engineering research. The pilot plant is also used to
test air pollution control equipment. Full-sized industrial equipment can easily be
moved into the laboratory via
the overhead crane and the truck door at the front of the building which is capable of
accommodating flat bed tractor trailers.
Baity researchers have up-to-date equipment for doing aerosol research. These include:
||In addition, Baity researchers have several cascade
impactors, an ultra-low temperature freezer, a spectrophotometer, two large aerosol chambers,
and use GC/MS systems for organics analysis.
Computer facilities at the Baity Laboratory include computers for each
student and staff member all with internet access, and laptop computers for field projects.