Articles | Volume 18, issue 15
Technical note
09 Aug 2018
Technical note |  | 09 Aug 2018

Technical note: Comparison and interconversion of pH based on different standard states for aerosol acidity characterization

Shiguo Jia, Xuemei Wang, Qi Zhang, Sayantan Sarkar, Luolin Wu, Minjuan Huang, Jinpu Zhang, and Liming Yang


Interactive discussion

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AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Xuemei Wang on behalf of the Authors (30 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Jul 2018) by Rob MacKenzie
AR by Xuemei Wang on behalf of the Authors (08 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Xuemei Wang on behalf of the Authors (23 Jul 2018)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (07 Aug 2018) by Rob MacKenzie
Short summary
Aerosol pH are often directly compared across studies while ignoring the inconsistency in standard states. This study attempts to address this issue by comparing aerosol pH with different standard states on the basis of theoretical considerations followed with a set of field data as an example. Application of a pH standardization protocol including a precise statement of thermodynamic model parameters is recommended to avoid biases in cross-comparison.
Final-revised paper