Articles | Volume 17, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13001–13016, 2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 13001–13016, 2017

Research article 06 Nov 2017

Research article | 06 Nov 2017

Emission characteristics of refractory black carbon aerosols from fresh biomass burning: a perspective from laboratory experiments

Xiaole Pan et al.


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ED: Publish as is (11 Sep 2017) by Manvendra K. Dubey
Short summary
Characteristics of refractory black carbon (rBC) from open biomass burning (OBB) have a great impact on regional pollution and climate, in particular in East Asia. However, experimental study on characteristics of rBC from agricultural residue burning in East China was limited. This study performed laboratory experiments: we found that emission of rBC is highly related to flaming burning, and non-rBC to smoldering burning. Rapid condensation of semi-volatile organics resulted in coated rBC.
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