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Title: The development of a laboratory system to investigate the interactions of tropospheric aerosol and HOx radicals
Author: Faloon, Kathleen Helen
ISNI:       0000 0004 2709 8896
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2011
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This thesis describes the development and application of a laboratory system to investigate the loss of peroxy radicals to aerosol. The laboratory system consisted of an aerosol flow tube coupled to a custom-built PEroxy Radical Chemical Amplifier (PERCA). Aerosol was generated using an atomiser and their distribution measured using a SMPS. New values of the HO2 uptake coefficient, γ , were obtained for wet and dry sodium chloride aerosol and dry ammonium sulphate aerosol. The mass accommodation coefficient, α, was also determined for NaCl. A box model was used to determine the implications of the new uptake coefficient of HO2 loss to NaCl aerosol for tropospheric chemistry in the marine boundary layer.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: GE Environmental Sciences