Articles | Volume 20, issue 20
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11717–11727, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11717-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 11717–11727, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-11717-2020

Research article 16 Oct 2020

Research article | 16 Oct 2020

Large-scale ion generation for precipitation of atmospheric aerosols

Shaoxiang Ma et al.

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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (29 Jun 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Jul 2020) by Fangqun Yu
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Jul 2020) by Fangqun Yu
AR by Dawei Liu on behalf of the Authors (18 Jul 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (28 Jul 2020) by Fangqun Yu
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Our work suggests that a large corona discharge system is an efficient and possibly economically sustainable way to increase the ion density in the open air and control the precipitation of atmospheric aerosols. Once the system is installed on a mountaintop, it will generate lots of charged nuclei, which may trigger water precipitation or fog elimination within a certain region in the downwind directions.
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