Articles | Volume 21, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13187–13205, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-13187-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13187–13205, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-13187-2021

Research article 06 Sep 2021

Research article | 06 Sep 2021

Chemical composition, optical properties, and oxidative potential of water- and methanol-soluble organic compounds emitted from the combustion of biomass materials and coal

Tao Cao et al.

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Brown carbon (BrC) fractions derived from biomass burning and coal combustion including water- and methanol-soluble organic carbon were comprehensively characterized for their optical and chemical properties, as well as oxidative potential. Moreover, the key components or functional groups that were responsible for the reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation capacity of BrC were also discussed. These findings are useful for estimation of their environmental, climate, and health impacts.
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