Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Research article
29 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 29 Jun 2021

Observations on hygroscopic growth and phase transitions of mixed 1, 2, 6-hexanetriol ∕ (NH4)2SO4 particles: investigation of the liquid–liquid phase separation (LLPS) dynamic process and mechanism and secondary LLPS during the dehumidification

Shuaishuai Ma, Zhe Chen, Shufeng Pang, and Yunhong Zhang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1299', Maofa Ge, 22 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Yunhong Zhang, 12 Mar 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2020-1299', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2020-1299', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Yunhong Zhang on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 May 2021) by Sachin S. Gunthe
Short summary
LLPS, efflorescence and deliquescence of aerosol particles can be observed visually and determined quantitatively. Different LLPS mechanisms may dominate successively in mixed organic–inorganic particles. The formation of more concentrated inorganic inclusions may cause secondary LLPS. Furthermore, high inorganic factions may result in an inorganic salt crust enclosing the separated organic phases.
Final-revised paper