Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4093–4111, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4093-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4093–4111, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4093-2018

Research article 23 Mar 2018

Research article | 23 Mar 2018

Simultaneous aerosol mass spectrometry and chemical ionisation mass spectrometry measurements during a biomass burning event in the UK: insights into nitrate chemistry

Ernesto Reyes-Villegas et al.

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This work presents the analysis of a special event with high biomass burning emissions, named Bonfire Night. Nitrogen chemistry was observed and it was possible to study the night time chemistry. It was possible to quantify particulate organic oxides of nitrogen (PON) concentrations of 2.8 µg m−3 using 46 : 30 ratios from aerosol mass spectrometry measurements. The use of the receptor model positive matrix factorization (PMF) allowed to separate organic aerosols into different sources.
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