Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Research article
16 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 16 Apr 2019

An instrument for the rapid quantification of PM-bound ROS: the Particle Into Nitroxide Quencher (PINQ)

Reece A. Brown, Svetlana Stevanovic, Steven Bottle, and Zoran D. Ristovski


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (08 Jan 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Jan 2019) by William R. Simpson
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Mar 2019) by William R. Simpson
AR by Svetlana Stevanovic on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Mar 2019) by William R. Simpson
Short summary
The paper details the design and characterization of a novel instrument for the measurement of particle reactivity and potential bioactivity, the PINQ. It continuously collects particles, regardless of size or composition, directly into a very small amount of liquid with a collection efficiency of > 0.97 and a cut-off size of 20 nm. PINQ has the highest time resolution, of only 1 min, and is very sensitive to various reactive species from the air.