Articles | Volume 18, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17177–17190, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17177-2018

Special issue: Multiphase chemistry of secondary aerosol formation under...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17177–17190, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-17177-2018

Research article 05 Dec 2018

Research article | 05 Dec 2018

Two years of online measurement of fine particulate nitrate in the western Yangtze River Delta: influences of thermodynamics and N2O5 hydrolysis

Peng Sun et al.

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A total of 2 years of online measurement of particulate nitrate was conducted at the SORPES station in the western Yangtze River Delta, eastern China. Nitrate was found to be the major driver of haze pollution and behaved differently in different seasons. In summer, thermodynamic equilibrium and photochemical processes controlled nitrate formation. In winter, N2O5 hydrolysis was demonstrated to be a major contributor to the nitrate episodes.
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