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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3909–3918, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-3909-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3909–3918, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-3909-2017

Research article 24 Oct 2017

Research article | 24 Oct 2017

Estimation of the volatility distribution of organic aerosol combining thermodenuder and isothermal dilution measurements

Evangelos E. Louvaris et al.

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A method for the determination of the organic aerosol volatility distribution combining thermodenuder and isothermal dilution measurements is developed. The approach was tested in experiments that were conducted in a smog chamber using organic aerosol produced during meat charbroiling. Addition of the dilution measurements to the thermodenuder data results in a lower uncertainty of the estimated vaporization enthalpy as well as the semivolatile content of the aerosol.