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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-9693-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-9693-2016
Research article
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02 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 02 Aug 2016

On the simultaneous deployment of two single-particle mass spectrometers at an urban background and a roadside site during SAPUSS

Manuel Dall'Osto, David C. S. Beddows, Eoin J. McGillicuddy, Johanna K. Esser-Gietl, Roy M. Harrison, and John C. Wenger

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The aerosol time-of-flight mass spectrometer (ATOFMS) provides size resolved information on the chemical composition of single particles with high time resolution. Within SAPUSS (Solving Aerosol Problems by Using Synergistic Strategies), continuous measurements of ambient particles were made simultaneously at two urban locations in the city of Barcelona (Spain). We find that organic nitrogen is a considerable fraction of the single particles detected, especially at the traffic-dominated site.
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