Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Research article
30 May 2018
Research article |  | 30 May 2018

Gas chromatography using ice-coated fused silica columns: study of adsorption of sulfur dioxide on water ice

Stefan Langenberg and Ulrich Schurath

Related authors

Technical note: Determination of binary gas-phase diffusion coefficients of unstable and adsorbing atmospheric trace gases at low temperature – arrested flow and twin tube method
Stefan Langenberg, Torsten Carstens, Dirk Hupperich, Silke Schweighoefer, and Ulrich Schurath
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3669–3682,,, 2020
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Gases | Research Activity: Laboratory Studies | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Physics (physical properties and processes)
The ion–ion recombination coefficient α: comparison of temperature- and pressure-dependent parameterisations for the troposphere and stratosphere
Marcel Zauner-Wieczorek, Joachim Curtius, and Andreas Kürten
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 12443–12465,,, 2022
Short summary
Scattering and absorption cross sections of atmospheric gases in the ultraviolet–visible wavelength range (307–725 nm)
Quanfu He, Zheng Fang, Ofir Shoshanim, Steven S. Brown, and Yinon Rudich
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 14927–14940,,, 2021
Short summary
Ship emissions around China under gradually promoted control policies from 2016 to 2019
Xiaotong Wang, Wen Yi, Zhaofeng Lv, Fanyuan Deng, Songxin Zheng, Hailian Xu, Junchao Zhao, Huan Liu, and Kebin He
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13835–13853,,, 2021
Short summary
Technical note: A new approach to discriminate different black carbon sources by utilising fullerene and metals in positive matrix factorisation analysis of high-resolution soot particle aerosol mass spectrometer data
Zainab Bibi, Hugh Coe, James Brooks, Paul I. Williams, Ernesto Reyes-Villegas, Michael Priestley, Carl J. Percival, and James D. Allan
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 10763–10777,,, 2021
Short summary
Molecular understanding of new-particle formation from α-pinene between −50 and +25 °C
Mario Simon, Lubna Dada, Martin Heinritzi, Wiebke Scholz, Dominik Stolzenburg, Lukas Fischer, Andrea C. Wagner, Andreas Kürten, Birte Rörup, Xu-Cheng He, João Almeida, Rima Baalbaki, Andrea Baccarini, Paulus S. Bauer, Lisa Beck, Anton Bergen, Federico Bianchi, Steffen Bräkling, Sophia Brilke, Lucia Caudillo, Dexian Chen, Biwu Chu, António Dias, Danielle C. Draper, Jonathan Duplissy, Imad El-Haddad, Henning Finkenzeller, Carla Frege, Loic Gonzalez-Carracedo, Hamish Gordon, Manuel Granzin, Jani Hakala, Victoria Hofbauer, Christopher R. Hoyle, Changhyuk Kim, Weimeng Kong, Houssni Lamkaddam, Chuan P. Lee, Katrianne Lehtipalo, Markus Leiminger, Huajun Mai, Hanna E. Manninen, Guillaume Marie, Ruby Marten, Bernhard Mentler, Ugo Molteni, Leonid Nichman, Wei Nie, Andrea Ojdanic, Antti Onnela, Eva Partoll, Tuukka Petäjä, Joschka Pfeifer, Maxim Philippov, Lauriane L. J. Quéléver, Ananth Ranjithkumar, Matti P. Rissanen, Simon Schallhart, Siegfried Schobesberger, Simone Schuchmann, Jiali Shen, Mikko Sipilä, Gerhard Steiner, Yuri Stozhkov, Christian Tauber, Yee J. Tham, António R. Tomé, Miguel Vazquez-Pufleau, Alexander L. Vogel, Robert Wagner, Mingyi Wang, Dongyu S. Wang, Yonghong Wang, Stefan K. Weber, Yusheng Wu, Mao Xiao, Chao Yan, Penglin Ye, Qing Ye, Marcel Zauner-Wieczorek, Xueqin Zhou, Urs Baltensperger, Josef Dommen, Richard C. Flagan, Armin Hansel, Markku Kulmala, Rainer Volkamer, Paul M. Winkler, Douglas R. Worsnop, Neil M. Donahue, Jasper Kirkby, and Joachim Curtius
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 9183–9207,,, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Abbatt, J. P. D.: Interactions of Atmospheric Trace Gases with Ice Surfaces: Adsorption and Reaction, Chem. Rev., 103, 4783–4800,, 2003.
Bartels-Rausch, T., Guimbaud, C., Gäggeler, H. W., and Ammann, M.: The partitioning of acetone to different types of ice and snow between 198 and 223 K, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L16110,, 2004a.
Bartels-Rausch, T., Guimbaud, C., Gäggeler, H. W., and Ammann, M.: Correction to “The partitioning of acetone to different types of ice and snow between 198 and 223 K”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L23106,, 2004b.
Bartels-Rausch, T., Huthwelker, T., Gaggeler, H. W., and Ammann, M.: Atmospheric pressure coated-wall flow-tube study of acetone adsorption on ice, J. Phys. Chem. A, 109, 4531–4539,, 2005.
Short summary
The processes of the interaction of sulfur dioxide with water ice are still not fully understood. We demonstrate how the well established technique of gas chromatography can be used to investigate interactions of sulfur dioxide with a crystalline ice film deposited in a fused silica wide bore column. Our experiments reveal that the interaction is a combination of three processes: (i) physisorption, (ii) dissociative reaction with water and (iii) slow uptake into bulk ice.
Final-revised paper