Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5719–5735, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5719–5735, 2019
Research article
30 Apr 2019
Research article | 30 Apr 2019

Simulation of SOA formation from the photooxidation of monoalkylbenzenes in the presence of aqueous aerosols containing electrolytes under various NOx levels

Chufan Zhou et al.


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Short summary
The formation of secondary organic aerosol (SOA) from the photooxidation of three monoalkylbenzenes (toluene, ethylbenzene, and n-propylbenzene) has been simulated using the SOA model under varying environments (temperature, humidity, sunlight, NOx levels, electrolytic inorganic seed – acidity and water content, and aging). The model demonstrates that the effect of an electrolytic aqueous phase on SOA formation is more critical than that of NOx levels under SO2-rich polluted urban environments.
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