Articles | Volume 10, issue 7
Research article
13 Jul 2017
Research article |  | 13 Jul 2017

Bias caused by water adsorption in hourly PM measurements

Gyula Kiss, Kornélia Imre, Ágnes Molnár, and András Gelencsér


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ED: Publish as is (11 Jun 2017) by Pierre Herckes
Short summary
As a result of multiple efforts the PM10 mass concentration has been reduced in many developed countries in the past 2 decades. However, as the PM10 mass concentrations are decreasing, the potential relative bias caused by water interactions is likely becoming more significant. This is simply due to the fact that the bias caused by adsorption or desorption of water on and from the filter medium becomes proportionally more significant relative to the aerosol mass deposited on the filter.