Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2749–2768, 2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2749–2768, 2018

Research article 14 May 2018

Research article | 14 May 2018

Characterization of a catalyst-based conversion technique to measure total particulate nitrogen and organic carbon and comparison to a particle mass measurement instrument

Chelsea E. Stockwell et al.


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AR by Chelsea Stockwell on behalf of the Authors (20 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Apr 2018) by Hartmut Herrmann
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Apr 2018)
ED: Publish as is (26 Apr 2018) by Hartmut Herrmann
Short summary
This work investigates the total conversion of particle-bound nitrogen and organic carbon across platinum and molybdenum catalysts followed by NO–O3 chemiluminescence and nondispersive infrared CO2 detection. We show the instrument is an accurate particle mass measurement method and demonstrate its ability to calibrate particle mass measurement instrumentation through comparisons with a calibrated particle-into-liquid sampler coupled to an electrospray ionization source of a mass spectrometer.