Articles | Volume 18, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10915–10930, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10915-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10915–10930, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10915-2018

Research article 03 Aug 2018

Research article | 03 Aug 2018

Influence of the vapor wall loss on the degradation rate constants in chamber experiments of levoglucosan and other biomass burning markers

Amelie Bertrand et al.

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We model the evolution of several BBOA markers including levoglucosan during aging experiments conducted in an atmospheric Teflon chamber, in order to evaluate the influence of vapor wall loss on the determination of the rate constants of the compounds with hydroxyl radicals (OH).
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