Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

11-6-2015

Abstract

Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) formed from the oxidation of monoterpenes can impact the Earth’s radiation balance, act as cloud condensation nuclei and negatively affect human health. In the summer of 2015, the Secondary Organic Aerosol From Forest Emission Experiment (SOAFFEE) laboratory campaign was launched in order to study the physical properties of SOA generated from the oxidation of α−pinene and Δ-carene. Both compounds are gas-phase monoterpenes emitted into the atmosphere via biogenic sources. In this study, the peroxide content of SOA was determined using an iodometricspectrophotometric (IS) technique. It was found that the peroxide content of SOA generated during the SOAFFEE campaign was similar to that found in previous studies.

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