Articles | Volume 17, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8411–8427, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8411-2017

Special issue: Atmospheric emissions from oil sands development and their...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8411–8427, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8411-2017
Research article
11 Jul 2017
Research article | 11 Jul 2017

Understanding the primary emissions and secondary formation of gaseous organic acids in the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada

John Liggio et al.

Related authors

Secondary organic aerosols from OH oxidation of cyclic volatile methyl siloxanes as an important Si source in the atmosphere
Chong Han, Hongxing Yang, Kun Li, Patrick Lee, John Liggio, Amy Leithead, and Shao-Meng Li
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 10827–10839, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10827-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10827-2022, 2022
Short summary
Biomass burning nitrogen dioxide emissions derived from space with TROPOMI: methodology and validation
Debora Griffin, Chris A. McLinden, Enrico Dammers, Cristen Adams, Chelsea E. Stockwell, Carsten Warneke, Ilann Bourgeois, Jeff Peischl, Thomas B. Ryerson, Kyle J. Zarzana, Jake P. Rowe, Rainer Volkamer, Christoph Knote, Natalie Kille, Theodore K. Koenig, Christopher F. Lee, Drew Rollins, Pamela S. Rickly, Jack Chen, Lukas Fehr, Adam Bourassa, Doug Degenstein, Katherine Hayden, Cristian Mihele, Sumi N. Wren, John Liggio, Ayodeji Akingunola, and Paul Makar
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 7929–7957, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-7929-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-7929-2021, 2021
Short summary
Evaluating the impact of storage-and-release on aircraft-based mass-balance methodology using a regional air-quality model
Sepehr Fathi, Mark Gordon, Paul A. Makar, Ayodeji Akingunola, Andrea Darlington, John Liggio, Katherine Hayden, and Shao-Meng Li
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 15461–15491, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15461-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-15461-2021, 2021
Short summary
Airborne and ground-based measurements of aerosol optical depth of freshly emitted anthropogenic plumes in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region
Konstantin Baibakov, Samuel LeBlanc, Keyvan Ranjbar, Norman T. O'Neill, Mengistu Wolde, Jens Redemann, Kristina Pistone, Shao-Meng Li, John Liggio, Katherine Hayden, Tak W. Chan, Michael J. Wheeler, Leonid Nichman, Connor Flynn, and Roy Johnson
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 10671–10687, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-10671-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-10671-2021, 2021
Short summary
New methodology shows short atmospheric lifetimes of oxidized sulfur and nitrogen due to dry deposition
Katherine Hayden, Shao-Meng Li, Paul Makar, John Liggio, Samar G. Moussa, Ayodeji Akingunola, Robert McLaren, Ralf M. Staebler, Andrea Darlington, Jason O'Brien, Junhua Zhang, Mengistu Wolde, and Leiming Zhang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8377–8392, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8377-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8377-2021, 2021
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Gases | Research Activity: Field Measurements | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Chemistry (chemical composition and reactions)
Reconciling the total carbon budget for boreal forest wildfire emissions using airborne observations
Katherine L. Hayden, Shao-Meng Li, John Liggio, Michael J. Wheeler, Jeremy J. B. Wentzell, Amy Leithead, Peter Brickell, Richard L. Mittermeier, Zachary Oldham, Cristian M. Mihele, Ralf M. Staebler, Samar G. Moussa, Andrea Darlington, Mengistu Wolde, Daniel Thompson, Jack Chen, Debora Griffin, Ellen Eckert, Jenna C. Ditto, Megan He, and Drew R. Gentner
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 12493–12523, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12493-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12493-2022, 2022
Short summary
Summer variability of the atmospheric NO2 :  NO ratio at Dome C on the East Antarctic Plateau
Albane Barbero, Roberto Grilli, Markus M. Frey, Camille Blouzon, Detlev Helmig, Nicolas Caillon, and Joël Savarino
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 12025–12054, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12025-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-12025-2022, 2022
Short summary
Measurement report: Ambient volatile organic compound (VOC) pollution in urban Beijing: characteristics, sources, and implications for pollution control
Lulu Cui, Di Wu, Shuxiao Wang, Qingcheng Xu, Ruolan Hu, and Jiming Hao
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11931–11944, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11931-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11931-2022, 2022
Short summary
Mass spectrometric measurements of ambient ions and estimation of gaseous sulfuric acid in the free troposphere and lowermost stratosphere during the CAFE-EU/BLUESKY campaign
Marcel Zauner-Wieczorek, Martin Heinritzi, Manuel Granzin, Timo Keber, Andreas Kürten, Katharina Kaiser, Johannes Schneider, and Joachim Curtius
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11781–11794, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11781-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11781-2022, 2022
Short summary
Springtime nitrogen oxides and tropospheric ozone in Svalbard: results from the measurement station network
Alena Dekhtyareva, Mark Hermanson, Anna Nikulina, Ove Hermansen, Tove Svendby, Kim Holmén, and Rune Grand Graversen
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 11631–11656, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11631-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-11631-2022, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Alberta Government: Environmental Management of Alberta's Oil Sands, available at: https://documents.techno-science.ca/documents/EnvironmentAlbertsoilsandsenvironmentalmanagement.pdf (last access: March 2015), 2009.
Andrews, D. U., Heazlewood, B. R., Maccarone, A. T., Conroy, T., Payne, R. J., Jordan, M. J. T., and Kable, S. H.: Photo-tautomerization of acetaldehyde to vinyl alcohol: A potential route to tropospheric acids, Science, 337, 1203–1206, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1220712, 2012.
Azuma, K., Uchiyama, I., Uchiyama, S., and Kunugita, N.: Assessment of inhalation exposure to indoor air pollutants: Screening for health risks of multiple pollutants in Japanese dwellings, Environ. Res., 145, 39–49, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2015.11.015, 2016.
Berndt, T. and Böge, O.: Gas-phase reaction of OH radicals with benzene: Products and mechanism, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 3, 4946–4956, https://doi.org/10.1039/b106667f, 2001.
Bertram, T. H., Kimmel, J. R., Crisp, T. A., Ryder, O. S., Yatavelli, R. L. N., Thornton, J. A., Cubison, M. J., Gonin, M., and Worsnop, D. R.: A field-deployable, chemical ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometer, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 1471–1479, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-4-1471-2011, 2011.
Download
Short summary
The emission and formation of gaseous organic acids from the oil sands industry in Canada is explored through aircraft measurements directly over and downwind wind of industrial facilities. Results demonstrated that the formation of organic acids through atmospheric chemical reactions dominated over the direct emissions from mining activities but could not be explicitly modeled. The results highlight the need for improved understanding of photochemical mechanisms leading to these species.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint