Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2891–2906, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-2891-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 2891–2906, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-2891-2021

Research article 13 Apr 2021

Research article | 13 Apr 2021

Design and characterization of a new oxidation flow reactor for laboratory and long-term ambient studies

Ningjin Xu and Don R. Collins

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Oxidation flow reactors (OFRs) are frequently used to study atmospheric chemistry and aerosol formation by accelerating by up to 10 000 times the reactions that can take hours, days, or even weeks in the atmosphere. Here we present the design and evaluation of a new all-Teflon OFR. The computational, laboratory, and field use data we present demonstrate that the PFA OFR is suitable for a range of applications, including the study of rapidly changing ambient concentrations.