Articles | Volume 23, issue 22
Research article
24 Nov 2023
Research article |  | 24 Nov 2023

Bulk and molecular-level composition of primary organic aerosol from wood, straw, cow dung, and plastic burning

Jun Zhang, Kun Li, Tiantian Wang, Erlend Gammelsæter, Rico K. Y. Cheung, Mihnea Surdu, Sophie Bogler, Deepika Bhattu, Dongyu S. Wang, Tianqu Cui, Lu Qi, Houssni Lamkaddam, Imad El Haddad, Jay G. Slowik, Andre S. H. Prevot, and David M. Bell


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1102', Yutong Liang, 12 Jun 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jun Zhang, 22 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1102', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Jun 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jun Zhang, 22 Sep 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1102', Anonymous Referee #3, 14 Jun 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Jun Zhang, 22 Sep 2023
  • RC4: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1102', Anonymous Referee #4, 20 Jun 2023
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC4', Jun Zhang, 22 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Jun Zhang on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (26 Sep 2023) by Arthur Chan
AR by Jun Zhang on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2023)
Short summary
We conducted burning experiments to simulate various types of solid fuel combustion, including residential burning, wildfires, agricultural burning, cow dung, and plastic bag burning. The chemical composition of the particles was characterized using mass spectrometers, and new potential markers for different fuels were identified using statistical analysis. This work improves our understanding of emissions from solid fuel burning and offers support for refined source apportionment.
Final-revised paper