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ACP | Articles | Volume 20, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5457–5475, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5457-2020
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: Multiphase chemistry of secondary aerosol formation under...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5457–5475, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5457-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 May 2020

Research article | 11 May 2020

Contribution of nitrous acid to the atmospheric oxidation capacity in an industrial zone in the Yangtze River Delta region of China

Jun Zheng et al.

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A high level of nitrous acid (HONO) is formed from NOx emitted by industrial activities; this HONO then promotes secondary air pollutant (e.g., aerosol and O3) formation within these plumes by contributing to free-radical production. Heterogeneous reactions on aerosol surfaces are found to be one of the major formation routes of HONO. Therefore, HONO plays a synergic role in haze formation in heavily industrialized areas.
A high level of nitrous acid (HONO) is formed from NOx emitted by industrial activities; this...
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