Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Research article
12 Mar 2024
Research article |  | 12 Mar 2024

Characterization of the Vaporization Inlet for Aerosols (VIA) for online measurements of particulate highly oxygenated organic molecules (HOMs)

Jian Zhao, Valter Mickwitz, Yuanyuan Luo, Ella Häkkinen, Frans Graeffe, Jiangyi Zhang, Hilkka Timonen, Manjula Canagaratna, Jordan E. Krechmer, Qi Zhang, Markku Kulmala, Juha Kangasluoma, Douglas Worsnop, and Mikael Ehn


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Humidity dependence of denuder?', Ezra Wood, 12 Jun 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Jian Zhao, 21 Jun 2023
    • AC4: 'Reply on CC1', Jian Zhao, 19 Dec 2023
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1146', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Aug 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1146', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Nov 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Jian Zhao on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (31 Jan 2024) by Hartmut Herrmann
AR by Jian Zhao on behalf of the Authors (01 Feb 2024)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Organic aerosol constitutes a significant portion of atmospheric fine particles but is less characterized due to its vast number of constituents. Recently, we developed a system for online measurements of particle-phase highly oxygenated organic molecules (HOMs). In this work, we systematically characterized the system, developed a new unit to enhance its performance, and demonstrated the essential role of thermograms in inferring volatility and quantifying HOMs in organic aerosols.