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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8411-8427, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8411-2017
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11 Jul 2017
Understanding the primary emissions and secondary formation of gaseous organic acids in the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada
John Liggio et al.

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The emission and formation of gaseous organic acids from the oil sands industry in Canada is explored through aircraft measurements directly over and downwind wind of industrial facilities. Results demonstrated that the formation of organic acids through atmospheric chemical reactions dominated over the direct emissions from mining activities but could not be explicitly modeled. The results highlight the need for improved understanding of photochemical mechanisms leading to these species.
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