Articles | Volume 23, issue 2
Measurement report
25 Jan 2023
Measurement report |  | 25 Jan 2023

Measurement report: Abundance and fractional solubilities of aerosol metals in urban Hong Kong – insights into factors that control aerosol metal dissolution in an urban site in South China

Junwei Yang, Lan Ma, Xiao He, Wing Chi Au, Yanhao Miao, Wen-Xiong Wang, and Theodora Nah


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-597', Mingjin Tang, 11 Oct 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Theodora Nah, 25 Dec 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2022-597', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Nov 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Theodora Nah, 25 Dec 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2022-597', Akinori Ito, 07 Nov 2022
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC3', Theodora Nah, 25 Dec 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-597', Theodora Nah, 25 Dec 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Theodora Nah on behalf of the Authors (25 Dec 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (11 Jan 2023) by Amos Tai
AR by Theodora Nah on behalf of the Authors (11 Jan 2023)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Water-soluble metals play key roles in human health and atmospheric processes. We report the seasonal abundance and fractional solubilities of different metals in aerosols collected in urban Hong Kong as well as the key factors that modulated solubilities of the various metals in fine aerosols. Our results highlight the dual roles (i.e., acidifying the aerosol particle and providing a liquid reaction medium) that sulfate plays in the acid dissolution of metals in fine aerosols in Hong Kong.
Final-revised paper