Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6577–6588, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6577-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6577–6588, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6577-2018

Research article 12 Dec 2018

Research article | 12 Dec 2018

Particle wall-loss correction methods in smog chamber experiments

Ningxin Wang et al.

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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.