Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Research article
12 Dec 2018
Research article |  | 12 Dec 2018

Particle wall-loss correction methods in smog chamber experiments

Ningxin Wang, Spiro D. Jorga, Jeffery R. Pierce, Neil M. Donahue, and Spyros N. Pandis


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ED: Publish as is (08 Nov 2018) by Hartmut Herrmann
Short summary
The interaction of particles with the chamber walls has been a significant source of uncertainty when analyzing results of secondary organic aerosol formation experiments performed in Teflon chambers. We evaluated the performance of several particle wall-loss correction methods for aging experiments of α-pinene ozonolysis products. Experimental procedures are proposed for the characterization of particle losses during different stages of these experiments.