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Volume 10, issue 2 | Copyright
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 609-625, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-10-609-2010
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  22 Jan 2010

22 Jan 2010

Secondary organic aerosol production from modern diesel engine emissions

S. Samy and B. Zielinska S. Samy and B. Zielinska
  • Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Desert Research Institute, 2215 Raggio Pkwy., Reno, NV 89512, USA

Abstract. Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) production was observed at significant levels in a series of modern diesel exhaust (DE) aging experiments conducted at the European Outdoor Photoreactor/Simulation Chamber (EUPHORE). The greatest production occurred in DE with toluene addition experiments (>40%), followed by DE with HCHO (for OH radical generation) experiments. A small amount of SOA (3%) was observed for DE in dark with N2O5 (for NO3 radical production) experiments. The analysis for a limited number (54) of polar organic compounds (POC) was conducted to assess the composition of modern DE and the formation of photochemical transformation products. Distinct POC formation in light versus dark experiments suggests the role of OH initiated reactions in these chamber atmospheres. A trend of increasing concentrations of dicarboxylic acids in light versus dark experiments was observed when evaluated on a compound group basis. The four toluene addition experiments in this study were performed at different [tol]o/[NOx]o ratios and displayed an average SOA %yield (in relation to toluene) of 5.3±1.6%, which is compared to past chamber studies that evaluated the impact of [tol]o/[NOx]o on SOA production in more simplified mixtures.

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