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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2701–2712, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2701-2019
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 2701–2712, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-2701-2019
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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 et al.

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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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