Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Research article
12 Mar 2020
Research article |  | 12 Mar 2020

A predictive group-contribution model for the viscosity of aqueous organic aerosol

Natalie R. Gervasi, David O. Topping, and Andreas Zuend


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AR by Natalie Gervasi on behalf of the Authors (31 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 Jan 2020) by Nga Lee Ng
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Feb 2020)
ED: Publish as is (05 Feb 2020) by Nga Lee Ng
AR by Natalie Gervasi on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Organic aerosols have been shown to exist often in a semi-solid or amorphous, glassy state. Highly viscous particles behave differently than their well-mixed liquid analogues with consequences for a variety of aerosol processes. Here, we introduce a new predictive mixture viscosity model called AIOMFAC-VISC. It enables us to predict the viscosity of aqueous organic mixtures as a function of temperature and chemical composition, covering the full range of liquid, semi-solid, and glassy states.
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