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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 10169–10191, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10169-2020
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 10169–10191, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-10169-2020
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 02 Sep 2020

Research article | 02 Sep 2020

Laboratory studies of fresh and aged biomass burning aerosol emitted from east African biomass fuels – Part 2: Chemical properties and characterization

Damon M. Smith et al.

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Biomass fuels used for domestic purposes in east Africa produce a significant atmospheric burden of aerosols and volatile organic compounds. The chemical properties and composition of these aerosols have not been investigated in the laboratory. In this work methanol extracts from filter samples of aerosol collected from an indoor smog chamber were analyzed to determine the chemical composition and identify the light absorption properties of organic aerosol constituents.
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