Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9715–9731, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 9715–9731, 2019

Research article 01 Aug 2019

Research article | 01 Aug 2019

Secondary organic aerosol formation from α-pinene, alkanes, and oil-sands-related precursors in a new oxidation flow reactor

Kun Li et al.


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ED: Publish as is (06 Jul 2019) by Daniel Knopf
Short summary
A new oxidation flow reactor was developed and applied to study the secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formation from precursors associated with oil-sands (OS) operations. The results reveal that the SOA yields from OS precursors are related to the volatilities of precursors and that open-pit mining is the main source of SOA formed from oil sands. In addition, cyclic alkanes are found to play an important role in SOA formation from oil-sands precursors.
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