Articles | Volume 16, issue 8
Research article
29 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 29 Apr 2016

Size distribution and mixing state of black carbon particles during a heavy air pollution episode in Shanghai

Xianda Gong, Ci Zhang, Hong Chen, Sergey A. Nizkorodov, Jianmin Chen, and Xin Yang


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AR by Xin Yang on behalf of the Authors (28 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 Mar 2016) by Hang Su
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (14 Apr 2016)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (14 Apr 2016) by Hang Su
AR by Xin Yang on behalf of the Authors (19 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (20 Apr 2016) by Hang Su
Short summary
In this study, we used a Single Particle Aerosol Mass Spectrometer and a Single Particle Soot Photometer to investigate the chemical and physical properties of black carbon (BC) aerosols during a regional air pollution episode in urban Shanghai. BC containing particles were mainly attributed to biomass burning and traffic emissions. We observed a group of highly aged traffic emitted particles with a relatively small BC core (~ 60–80 nm) and a very thick absolute coating thickness (~ 130–300 nm).
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