Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Research article
09 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 09 Feb 2021

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


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AR by Jing Chen on behalf of the Authors (26 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Nov 2020) by Manish Shrivastava
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Dec 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (16 Dec 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Dec 2020) by Manish Shrivastava
AR by Jing Chen on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2020)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (29 Dec 2020) by Manish Shrivastava
Short summary
Water-soluble organic aerosols have significant impacts on haze formation, climate change and human health. This study investigated the characteristics of WSOC in PM2.5 in Beijing to compare the source contributions of different WSOC fractions and the influencing factors for different secondary components in WSOC. Our results help to propose control measures for WSOC during severe haze episodes and underline the importance of SOA properties and heterogeneous reactions in different seasons.
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