Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2483-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2483-2016
Research article
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07 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 07 Jun 2016

HONO measurement by differential photolysis

Chris Reed, Charlotte A. Brumby, Leigh R. Crilley, Louisa J. Kramer, William J. Bloss, Paul W. Seakins, James D. Lee, and Lucy J. Carpenter

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A new method of measuring nitrous acid (HONO), a potent mediator of air quality in the atmosphere as well as an important indoor pollutant, is presented. The new method relies on simple, proven techniques already widely applied to other atmospheric compounds. The technique can be retrofitted to existing analysers at minimal cost, or developed into instruments capable of very fast measurement which allow for more complex analysis of the behaviour of HONO.