Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 813–834, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-813-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 813–834, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-813-2019

Research article 22 Jan 2019

Research article | 22 Jan 2019

Organic peroxy radical chemistry in oxidation flow reactors and environmental chambers and their atmospheric relevance

Zhe Peng et al.

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The use of oxidation flow reactors (OFRs) has been rapidly increasing. We investigate organic peroxy radical (RO2) chemistry in OFRs by kinetic modeling. It is found that, at low NO, UV intensity should be limited to avoid high radical levels leading to significant reaction of RO2 with OH and negligible RO2 isomerization, both of which are atmospherically irrelevant. We also develop two RO2 fate estimators (for general use and for OFRs) to aid experiment design and interpretation.
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