Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 839–867, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-839-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 839–867, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-839-2017

Research article 09 Mar 2017

Research article | 09 Mar 2017

The Caltech Photooxidation Flow Tube reactor: design, fluid dynamics and characterization

Yuanlong Huang et al.

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We report on the development of a new laminar flow tube reactor for the study of gas-phase atmospheric chemistry and secondary organic aerosol formation. The present paper is devoted to the design and fluid dynamical characterization of the reactor. The results of gas and particle residence time distribution experiments in the reactor, together with an evaluation of the effect of non-isothermal conditions, are reported.