Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6389–6399, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6389-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 6389–6399, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6389-2019
Research article
15 May 2019
Research article | 15 May 2019

Identification of jet lubrication oil as a major component of aircraft exhaust nanoparticles

Akihiro Fushimi et al.

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Jet engine aircraft are significant sources of atmospheric nanoparticles. Using size-resolved particulate samples collected near a runway of the Narita International Airport, Japan, we clearly demonstrate for the first time that organic compounds in aircraft exhaust nanoparticles (diameter: < 30 nm) were dominated by nearly intact forms of jet engine lubrication oil. This finding has an implication for their environmental impacts near airports and in the upper troposphere.
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