Estimates of the organic aerosol volatility in a boreal forest using two independent methods

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dc.contributor.author Hong, Juan
dc.contributor.author Äijälä, Mikko
dc.contributor.author Häme , Silja A. K.
dc.contributor.author Hao, Liqing
dc.contributor.author Duplissy, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author Heikkinen, Liine M.
dc.contributor.author Nie, Wei
dc.contributor.author Mikkilä, Jyri
dc.contributor.author Kulmala, Markku
dc.contributor.author Prisle, Nonne L.
dc.contributor.author Virtanen, Annele
dc.contributor.author Ehn, Mikael
dc.contributor.author Paasonen, Pauli
dc.contributor.author Worsnop, Douglas R.
dc.contributor.author Riipinen, Ilona
dc.contributor.author Petäjä, Tuukka
dc.contributor.author Kerminen, Veli-Matti
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-24T10:16:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-24T10:16:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-31
dc.identifier.citation Hong , J , Äijälä , M , Häme , S A K , Hao , L , Duplissy , J , Heikkinen , L M , Nie , W , Mikkilä , J , Kulmala , M , Prisle , N L , Virtanen , A , Ehn , M , Paasonen , P , Worsnop , D R , Riipinen , I , Petäjä , T & Kerminen , V-M 2017 , ' Estimates of the organic aerosol volatility in a boreal forest using two independent methods ' , Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics , vol. 17 , no. 6 , pp. 4387-4399 . https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4387-2017
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/180938
dc.description.abstract The volatility distribution of secondary organic aerosols that formed and had undergone aging - i. e., the particle mass fractions of semi-volatile, low-volatility and extremely low volatility organic compounds in the particle phase - was characterized in a boreal forest environment of Hyytiala, southern Finland. This was done by interpreting field measurements using a volatility tandem differential mobility analyzer (VTDMA) with a kinetic evaporation model. The field measurements were performed during April and May 2014. On average, 40% of the organics in particles were semi-volatile, 34% were low-volatility organics and 26% were extremely low volatility organics. The model was, however, very sensitive to the vaporization enthalpies assumed for the organics (Delta H-VAP). The best agreement between the observed and modeled temperature dependence of the evaporation was obtained when effective vaporization enthalpy values of 80 kJ mol(-1) were assumed. There are several potential reasons for the low effective enthalpy value, including molecular decomposition or dissociation that might occur in the particle phase upon heating, mixture effects and compound-dependent uncertainties in the mass accommodation coefficient. In addition to the VTDMA-based analysis, semi-volatile and low-volatility organic mass fractions were independently determined by applying positive matrix factorization (PMF) to high-resolution aerosol mass spectrometer (HR-AMS) data. The factor separation was based on the oxygenation levels of organics, specifically the relative abundance of mass ions at m/z 43 (f43) and m/z 44 (f44). The mass fractions of these two organic groups were compared against the VTDMA-based results. In general, the best agreement between the VTDMA results and the PMF-derived mass fractions of organics was obtained when Delta H-VAP D 80 kJ mol(-1) was set for all organic groups in the model, with a linear correlation coefficient of around 0.4. However, this still indicates that only about 16% (R-2)of the variation can be explained by the linear regression between the results from these two methods. The prospect of determining of extremely low volatility organic aerosols (ELVOAs) from AMS data using the PMF analysis should be assessed in future studies. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
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dc.subject GASEOUS AMMONIUM-NITRATE
dc.subject SOURCE APPORTIONMENT
dc.subject MASS-SPECTROMETER
dc.subject HIGH-RESOLUTION
dc.subject TIME SCALES
dc.subject SECONDARY
dc.subject PARTICLES
dc.subject ATMOSPHERE
dc.subject COMPONENTS
dc.subject THERMOCHEMISTRY
dc.subject 114 Physical sciences
dc.title Estimates of the organic aerosol volatility in a boreal forest using two independent methods en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Physics
dc.contributor.organization Aerosol-Cloud-Climate -Interactions (ACCI)
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Physics
dc.contributor.organization Polar and arctic atmospheric research (PANDA)
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4387-2017
dc.relation.issn 1680-7316
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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