Articles | Volume 23, issue 13
Research article
14 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 14 Jul 2023

A thermodynamic framework for bulk–surface partitioning in finite-volume mixed organic–inorganic aerosol particles and cloud droplets

Ryan Schmedding and Andreas Zuend


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-336', Alison Bain, 03 Mar 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Ryan Schmedding, 21 Mar 2023
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-336', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Mar 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Ryan Schmedding, 25 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-336', Anonymous Referee #2, 03 May 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Ryan Schmedding, 25 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Ryan Schmedding on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (12 Jun 2023) by Markus Ammann
AR by Ryan Schmedding on behalf of the Authors (13 Jun 2023)
Short summary
Aerosol particles below 100 nm in diameter have high surface-area-to-volume ratios. The enrichment of compounds in the surface of an aerosol particle may lead to depletion of that species in the interior bulk of the particle. We present a framework for modeling the equilibrium bulk–surface partitioning of mixed organic–inorganic particles, including cases of co-condensation of semivolatile organic compounds and species with extremely limited solubility in the bulk or surface of a particle.
Final-revised paper