Experiment: UCR-CECERT-APL-Cocker Group_20150130_toluene/H2O2/NO_Hydroxyl radical_No Seed_EPA2016B - Sara


Name: UCR-CECERT-APL-Cocker Group_20150130_toluene/H2O2/NO_Hydroxyl radical_No Seed_EPA2016B - Sara
Date: 2015-01-30


EPA chamber

Experiment Set
Sara Li_Old test

Photo-oxidation of toluene with initial OH and NO with continuous NO injection under black lights.

Target: 80ppb toluene+1ppm H2O2+20 ppb NO+ 5ppb/hr continous NO (A) INSTRUMENTS: SMPS, GC1, AMS, APM, SYFT

Experiment Details


  • Photolysis, any phase
  • Aerosol formation
  • Aerosol aging
  • Blank/Control
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: Not Sure
RO2 Lifetime: (Seconds)
Pressure: 0.015'' H2O

Data Set plots
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Experiment Set Details

Name: Sara Li_Old test
Time format and units:
To investigate the SOA yield from DEGEE in low NOx condition.



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
toluene 80 Parts Per Billion
H2O2 1 Parts Per Million
  • NOx
20 Parts Per Billion

20150131_EPA2016_TimeLine.csv Timeline

Time (America/Los_Angeles) Action
9:14 NO span starts; flow 2|20|35|off
9:29 NO 86.91; NOx 88.38; CO 15.33; GPT span starts; flow 2|20|35|0.7
9:44 NO 62.01; NOx 88.38; CO 15.33; O3 span starts; flow 2|20|off|0.7
10:00 O3 33.69; Starting E--W--Z sampling
11:22 Fill air off; Air Handlers on; Heaters on; Chiller #1 on
11:26 Inject 100 uL PFH to both bags
11:31 Inject 253cc (9.909-0.025) torr NO to both bags
11:34 Inject 60 uL toluene to both bags
11:50 Inject 380 uL H2O2 to both bags
12:20 Mix E-W for 10 mins
12:35 Clsoe valve 14
13:17 BLs on; heater off
14:17 Start continuous NO injection 5 ppb/min; close east air handler
16:00 Start to use two air handlers
16:40 Stop cts NO inject (~5 ppb NOx)
18:00 Restart to inject NO
18:35 Stop continuous NO injection (NOx=45 ppb)
20:50 BLs on; heater off; W 172; E 66

Light Flux Characterizations:
Particle Loss Characterizations:
Vapor Loss Characterizations:

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:
Additional Notes: