Articles | Volume 19, issue 19
Research article
02 Oct 2019
Research article |  | 02 Oct 2019

A large contribution of anthropogenic organo-nitrates to secondary organic aerosol in the Alberta oil sands

Alex K. Y. Lee, Max G. Adam, John Liggio, Shao-Meng Li, Kun Li, Megan D. Willis, Jonathan P. D. Abbatt, Travis W. Tokarek, Charles A. Odame-Ankrah, Hans D. Osthoff, Kevin Strawbridge, and Jeffery R. Brook


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AR by Alex Lee on behalf of the Authors (19 Jul 2019)  Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Aug 2019) by Sally E. Pusede
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Aug 2019)
ED: Publish as is (02 Sep 2019) by Sally E. Pusede
AR by Alex Lee on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2019)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This work provides the first direct field evidence that anthropogenic organo-nitrate contributed up to half of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) mass that was freshly produced within the emission plumes of oil sands facilities in Alberta, Canada. The findings illustrate the central role of organo-nitrate in SOA production from the oil and gas industry, with relevance for other urban and industrial regions with significant intermediate-volatility organic compounds (IVOCs) and NOx emissions.
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