Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14933–14945, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 14933–14945, 2020

Measurement report 03 Dec 2020

Measurement report | 03 Dec 2020

Measurement report: Seasonality, distribution and sources of organophosphate esters in PM2.5 from an inland urban city in Southwest China

Hongling Yin et al.

Related subject area

Subject: Aerosols | Research Activity: Field Measurements | Altitude Range: Troposphere | Science Focus: Chemistry (chemical composition and reactions)
Characteristics, primary sources and secondary formation of water-soluble organic aerosols in downtown Beijing
Qing Yu, Jing Chen, Weihua Qin, Siming Cheng, Yuepeng Zhang, Yuewei Sun, Ke Xin, and Mushtaq Ahmad
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1775–1796,,, 2021
Short summary
Measurement report: Effects of photochemical aging on the formation and evolution of summertime secondary aerosol in Beijing
Tianzeng Chen, Jun Liu, Qingxin Ma, Biwu Chu, Peng Zhang, Jinzhu Ma, Yongchun Liu, Cheng Zhong, Pengfei Liu, Yafei Wang, Yujing Mu, and Hong He
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1341–1356,,, 2021
Short summary
Increased new particle yields with largely decreased probability of survival to CCN size at the summit of Mt. Tai under reduced SO2 emissions
Yujiao Zhu, Likun Xue, Jian Gao, Jianmin Chen, Hongyong Li, Yong Zhao, Zhaoxin Guo, Tianshu Chen, Liang Wen, Penggang Zheng, Ye Shan, Xinfeng Wang, Tao Wang, Xiaohong Yao, and Wenxing Wang
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1305–1323,,, 2021
Short summary
Enhancement of secondary aerosol formation by reduced anthropogenic emissions during Spring Festival 2019 and enlightenment for regional PM2.5 control in Beijing
Yuying Wang, Zhanqing Li, Qiuyan Wang, Xiaoai Jin, Peng Yan, Maureen Cribb, Yanan Li, Cheng Yuan, Hao Wu, Tong Wu, Rongmin Ren, and Zhaoxin Cai
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 915–926,,, 2021
Short summary
Linking marine phytoplankton emissions, meteorological processes, and downwind particle properties with FLEXPART
Kevin J. Sanchez, Bo Zhang, Hongyu Liu, Georges Saliba, Chia-Li Chen, Savannah L. Lewis, Lynn M. Russell, Michael A. Shook, Ewan C. Crosbie, Luke D. Ziemba, Matthew D. Brown, Taylor J. Shingler, Claire E. Robinson, Elizabeth B. Wiggins, Kenneth L. Thornhill, Edward L. Winstead, Carolyn Jordan, Patricia K. Quinn, Timothy S. Bates, Jack Porter, Thomas G. Bell, Eric S. Saltzman, Michael J. Behrenfeld, and Richard H. Moore
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 831–851,,, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Blum, A., Behl, M., Birnbaum, L. S., Diamond, M. L., Phillips, A., Singla, V., Sipes, N. S., Stapleton, H. M., and Venier, M.: Organophosphate ester flame retardants: are they a regrettable substitution for polybrominated diphenyl ethers?, Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett., 6, 638–649,, 2019. 
Celano, R., Rodríguez, I., Cela, R., Rastrelli, L., and Piccinelli, A. L.: Liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry quantification and screening of organophosphate compounds in sludge, Talanta, 118, 312–320,, 2014. 
Chen, Y. Y., Song, Y. Y., Chen, Y. J., Zhang, Y. H., Li, R. J., Wang, Y. J., Qi, Z. H., Chen, F. H., and Cai, Z. W.: Contamination profiles and potential health risks of organophosphate flame retardants in PM2.5 from Guangzhou and Taiyuan, China, Environ. Int., 134, 105343,, 2020. 
Clark, A. E., Yoon, S., Sheesley, R.J., and Usenko, S.: Spatial and temporal distributions of organophosphate ester concentrations from atmospheric particulate matter samples collected across Houston, TX, Environ. Sci. Technol., 51, 4239–4247,, 2017. 
Cristale, J. and Lacorte, S.: Development and validation of a multiresidue method for the analysis of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, new brominated and organophosphorus flame retardants in sediment, sludge and dust, J. Chromatogr. A., 1305, 267–275,, 2013. 
Short summary
Samples were collected from six ground-based sites located in Chengdu, a typical rapidly developing metropolitan area in Southwest China, and were analysed for seven OPEs in atmospheric PM2.57 OPEs). The concentrations of Σ7 OPEs were higher in autumn and winter than in summer. In contrast to coastal cities, sustained and stable high local emissions in the inland city studied were identified, which is particularly noteworthy.
Final-revised paper