Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5303–5315, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5303-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 5303–5315, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-5303-2019

Research article 07 Oct 2019

Research article | 07 Oct 2019

Measurement techniques for identifying and quantifying hydroxymethanesulfonate (HMS) in an aqueous matrix and particulate matter using aerosol mass spectrometry and ion chromatography

Eleni Dovrou et al.

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Measurement techniques commonly used to analyze particulate matter composition can result in the possible misidentification of sulfur-containing species, especially for the case of sulfate and hydroxymethanesulfonate (HMS). The efficiency and limitations of these techniques, along with a method that enables further studies of the contribution of sulfur-containing species, S(IV) versus S(VI), to particulate matter under low-light atmospheric conditions, are described in this work.