Articles | Volume 16, issue 9
Research article
17 May 2016
Research article |  | 17 May 2016

Simulating the SOA formation of isoprene from partitioning and aerosol phase reactions in the presence of inorganics

Ross L. Beardsley and Myoseon Jang

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The secondary organic aerosol (SOA) produced by the photooxidation of isoprene with and without inorganic seed is simulated using the Unified Partitioning Aerosol Phase Reaction (UNIPAR) model, assuming a single homogenously mixed organic–inorganic phase. UNIPAR is used to determine the sensitivity of isoprene SOA formation to NOx, aerosol acidity and aerosol liquid water content. Isoprene SOA is found to be most sensitive to aerosol acidity but dynamically related to all three parameters.
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