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Volume 9, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1569–1586, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1569-2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1569–1586, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1569-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 11 Apr 2016

Research article | 11 Apr 2016

Organic and inorganic decomposition products from the thermal desorption of atmospheric particles

Brent J. Williams et al.

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The thermal desorption aerosol gas chromatograph (TAG) has been used for in situ measurements of organic marker compounds to identify atmospheric particle sources and transformation processes. Here we identify that inorganic aerosol components (e.g., nitrate and sulfate) and highly oxygenated organic components experience thermal decomposition upon sample heating. This thermal decomposition signal in the TAG system is investigated through laboratory and field data.
The thermal desorption aerosol gas chromatograph (TAG) has been used for in situ measurements of...
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