Articles | Volume 17, issue 19
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11991–12010, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11991-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11991–12010, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-11991-2017

Research article 10 Oct 2017

Research article | 10 Oct 2017

Modeling of the chemistry in oxidation flow reactors with high initial NO

Zhe Peng and Jose L. Jimenez

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AR by Zhe Peng on behalf of the Authors (16 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Jul 2017) by Dwayne Heard
RR by Gordon McFiggans (21 Aug 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (23 Aug 2017) by Dwayne Heard
AR by Zhe Peng on behalf of the Authors (28 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Sep 2017) by Dwayne Heard
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Oxidation flow reactors (OFRs) have been increasingly used to study atmospheric chemistry at high NO. We show that it is very difficult to obtain high-NO chemistry (in terms of RO2 fate) in OFRs by initial NO injection. Past OFR studies with combustion sources generally had too-high precursor and NOx concentrations that caused several types of experimental artifacts. A strong dilution (× 100 or larger) may be needed for such experiments to avoid undesired chemistry.
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