Articles | Volume 10, issue 10
Research article
05 Oct 2017
Research article |  | 05 Oct 2017

The effects of meteorological parameters and diffusive barrier reuse on the sampling rate of a passive air sampler for gaseous mercury

David S. McLagan, Carl P. J. Mitchell, Haiyong Huang, Batual Abdul Hussain, Ying Duan Lei, and Frank Wania


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (10 Jul 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 Jul 2017) by Thomas F. Hanisco
RR by Seth Lyman (10 Aug 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (21 Aug 2017) by Thomas F. Hanisco
AR by Frank Wania on behalf of the Authors (04 Sep 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Sep 2017) by Thomas F. Hanisco
Short summary
Laboratory experiments indicate that the sampling rate of a passive air sampler for gaseous mercury is (1) not affected by relative humidity, (2) increases slightly with increasing temperature because of the effect of temperature on molecular diffusivity, (3) increases only slightly with wind speed as long as the wind speed is at least 1 m/s, and (4) is not changed when previously deployed diffusive barriers are used.