Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Research article
01 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 01 Mar 2019

Effect of salt seed particle surface area, composition and phase on secondary organic aerosol mass yields in oxidation flow reactors

Erik Ahlberg, Axel Eriksson, William H. Brune, Pontus Roldin, and Birgitta Svenningsson


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AR by Erik Ahlberg on behalf of the Authors (28 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Jan 2019) by Barbara Ervens
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish as is (11 Feb 2019) by Barbara Ervens
Short summary
The effects of wet or dry salt seed particle concentration (ammonium nitrate and ammonium sulphate) on secondary organic aerosol mass yields from a mixture of m-xylene and α-pinene were examined in an oxidation flow reactor. The experiments confirmed that increasing the condensation sink significantly increases the particle mass yields in oxidation flow reactors. Further, wet seed particles increased the particle mass yield by 60 % more than dry particles.
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