Experiment: UCR-CECERT-APL-Cocker Group_20161109_NOx/Winter Gasoline (Shell 87)/SOA Surrogate/H2O2_Hydroxyl radical_No Seed_EPA2275A - Weihua


Name: UCR-CECERT-APL-Cocker Group_20161109_NOx/Winter Gasoline (Shell 87)/SOA Surrogate/H2O2_Hydroxyl radical_No Seed_EPA2275A - Weihua
Date: 2016-11-09


EPA chamber

Experiment Set
Weihua Li Experiments

Gasoline photo-oxidation under NOx and SOA surrogate

Target: 1.1ppmC SOA surrogate, 19ppb NOx, 250ul Gasoline(A)+1ppmC H2O2(both) INSTRUMENTS: SMPS, GC1, AMS, VTDMA

Experiment Details


  • Photolysis, any phase
Temperature: 28
Relative Humidity: 0.01
Seeded Experiment: No
Fuchs Adjusted Surface Area:
Condensation sink rate coefficient: 0.01
Reaction type:
Oxidant Name: Hydroxyl radical
Initial Oxidant Concentration Value: N/A (molecules_per_cubic_centimeter)
RO2 Main Fate: NO
RO2 Lifetime: (Seconds)
Pressure: 0.015'' H2O

Data Set plots
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Experiment Set Details

Name: Weihua Li Experiments
Time format and units: Time format in timeline is the absolute local time.
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Principal investigator:

David Cocker
E-mail: dcocker@engr.ucr.edu

Data Manager:

Chen Le
Phone: 9516603455
E-mail: cle030@ucr.edu


Reactant Compound type Concentration Concentration units
  • NOx
19 Parts Per Billion
Winter Gasoline (Shell 87) 9999 Microgram Per Cubic Meter
SOA Surrogate 1.1 Parts Per Million
H2O2 1 Parts Per Million

20161109_EPA2275_TimeLine.csv Timeline

Time (America/Los_Angeles) Action
7:14 NO span starts; flow 2|20|off|35
7:15 Inject 33 uL liquid surrogate into W bag
7:33 NO 73.24; NOx 74.22; CO 16.36; GPT span starts; flow 2|20|0.7|35
7:34 Fill air off; Air Handlers on; Heaters on; Chiller #1 on
7:48 Inject 200 uL H2O2 into W bag
7:49 NO 51.27; NOx 72.75; CO 16.36; O3 span starts; flow 2|20|0.7|off
8:10 Inject NO 4.219 - 0.027 torr (253 cc) to W bag
8:10 Inject NO2 2.09 - 0.027 torr (253 cc) to W bag
8:12 O3 33.69; Starting E--W--Z sampling
8:14 Inject 50 uL PFH into W bag
8:22 Inject 7.5 uL acetaldehyde into W bag
8:27 Inject gas phase surrogate @ 500cc/min for 2:42 mins in W bag
8:30 Inject 250 uL gasoline (Shell 87) into W bag
9:05 Internally mix W bag for 1 min
9:06 Heaters off; Blacklights on
9:18 Elevators on (0.015'')
16:09 End of experiment

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Chamber Details

Name: EPA chamber
Volume in cubic meters: 84.2
Shape: Rectangular Prism
Surface area in cubic meters: 126
Flow Mode: Batch
Flow through rate in liters per minute:
Body Material: Teflon
Body thickness: 2
Replacement date: 2017-11-07
Replacement frequency: As needed
Cleaning method: Flushing with air Flushing with air with UV lights on Oxidation Wipe with ultra-pure water if needed
o3 background: 10
nox background: 0
Particle background in micrograms per cubic meter: 0
Air filtration method: The chamber is using zero air from our air purification system
Mixing method: 0
Mixing method material:
Temparature Control: Yes
Temparature measurements recorded: Yes
Temparature range (min degrees celcius): 5
Temparature range (max degrees celcius): 45
Humidity Control: Yes
Humidity Measurements Recorded: Yes
Relative humidity range (min percent): 0.01
Relative humidity range (max percent): 80
Particle experiment capability: 1
Lights: Yes
Light source type(s): 350nm UVA Black Lamps
Supplemental information:
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