Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
Research article
05 Dec 2018
Research article |  | 05 Dec 2018

The influence of particle composition upon the evolution of urban ultrafine diesel particles on the neighbourhood scale

Irina Nikolova, Xiaoming Cai, Mohammed Salim Alam, Soheil Zeraati-Rezaei, Jian Zhong, A. Rob MacKenzie, and Roy M. Harrison


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (06 Jun 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Jun 2018) by Alma Hodzic
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (03 Jul 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Jul 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Jul 2018) by Alma Hodzic
AR by Rob MacKenzie on behalf of the Authors (19 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Oct 2018) by Alma Hodzic
Short summary
There are increasing health concerns about the smallest airborne particles found in polluted urban atmospheres. These particles are composed of a mixture of oil-derived substances, but the exact composition is not known and is likely to be very complicated. We provide a way to compute how these particles change as their chemical make-up changes. We also outline the range of particle compositions that reproduce the behaviour of the smallest particles seen in field measurements.
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