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Research article 18 May 2020

Research article | 18 May 2020

Contribution of hydroxymethanesulfonate (HMS) to severe winter haze in the North China Plain

Tao Ma et al.

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The formation mechanisms of organic matter and sulfate in winter haze in the North China Plain remain unclear. This paper presents the identification and quantification of hydroxymethanesulfonate (HMS) in PM2.5 in Beijing winter and elucidates the heterogeneous HMS chemistry in favorable winter haze conditions. We show that the HMS not only contributes a substantial mass of organic matter, but also leads to an overestimation of sulfate in conventional measurements.
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