Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2647–2663, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2647-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2647–2663, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2647-2019

Research article 08 May 2019

Research article | 08 May 2019

Aging aerosol in a well-mixed continuous-flow tank reactor: an introduction of the activation time distribution

Franz Friebel and Amewu A. Mensah

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Mar 2019) by Charles Brock
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Simulating atmospheric aging processes in the laboratory under atmospheric conditions is a challenging task. The main obstacle is achieving long observation times with a reasonable amount of technical and financial input. We adapted the concept of the continuous-flow stirred tank reactor in order to achieve long observation times (up to 16 h) in small chamber volumes (3m3). We successfully tested this concept by oxidation of soot particles with ozone.