Experiment: Ng Research Group_20171031_ALPHA-PINENE_Nitrate radical_Ammonium sulfate_70%RH


Name: Ng Research Group_20171031_ALPHA-PINENE_Nitrate radical_Ammonium sulfate_70%RH
Date: 2017-10-31

Ng Research Group

Georgia Tech Environmental Chamber (Far)

Experiment Set
Monoterpene ON_Takeuchi

To characterize particulate organic nitrate generated from NO3 oxidation of a-pinene and understand its hydrolysis process.

SOA including particulate organic nitrate formed by 12 ppb of a-pinene injected as precursor VOC and 80 ppb N2O5 injected as oxidant precursor + ~50 ppm HCHO as HO2 source.

Additional Notes
Used to compare with the same experiment but in dry condition.

Experiment Details


  • Condensed-phase chemical reaction
  • Aerosol formation
Temperature: 22
Relative Humidity: 67-71
Seeded Experiment: Yes
Type of Seed: Ammonium sulfate
Initial Seed Concentration Value:
Seed Concentration Units:
Fuchs Adjusted Surface Area:
Condensation sink rate coefficient: 67-71
Reaction type:
Oxidant Name: Nitrate radical
Initial Oxidant Concentration Value: 80 (parts_per_billion)
RO2 Main Fate: HO2
RO2 Lifetime: (Seconds)

Data Set plots
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Experiment Set Details

Name: Monoterpene ON_Takeuchi
Time format and units: Time is either ET or in min
To characterize particulate organic nitrate generated from photooxidation and NO3 oxidation of a-pinene and b-pinene and to understand its hydrolysis process.


  • Masayuki Takeuchi


Principal investigator:

Nga (Sally) Lee Ng
E-mail: ng@chbe.gatech.edu
OrcID: 0000-0001-8460-4765

Data Manager:

Taekyu Joo
Phone: (404) 385-2149
E-mail: tjoo6@gatech.edu


Reactant Compound type Concentration Concentration units
ALPHA-PINENE (319064711) 12 Parts Per Billion

20171031_TimeLine.csv Timeline

Time (ET) Action
13:00 HCHO injection starts
15:30 HCHO injection ends
15:40 SMPS on
16:40 AMS on filter
17:00 AMS on chamber
17:00 RHT/NOx/O3 on
17:31 Seed injection starts
17:35 VOC injection starts
17:45 VOC injection ends
17:51 Seed injection ends
19:00 N2O5 injection starts
19:10 N2O5 injection ends
3:00 RHT/NOx/O3 off
3:00 AMS off
3:00 SMPS off

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

Chamber Details

Name: Georgia Tech Environmental Chamber (Far)
Volume in cubic meters: 12.6
Surface area in cubic meters: 32.48865
Flow Mode: Batch
Flow through rate in liters per minute:
Body Material: Teflon
Body thickness:
Replacement date: 2017-02-07
Replacement frequency: As needed
Cleaning method: Flushing with air Flushing with air with UV lights on
o3 background: 3
nox background: 1
Particle background in micrograms per cubic meter:
Air filtration method: Pure air generator with membrane filter dryer
Mixing method: 0
Mixing method material:
Temparature Control: Yes
Temparature measurements recorded: Yes
Temparature range (min degrees celcius): 4
Temparature range (max degrees celcius): 40
Humidity Control: Yes
Humidity Measurements Recorded: Yes
Relative humidity range (min percent): 2
Relative humidity range (max percent): 70
Particle experiment capability: 1
Lights: Yes
Light source type(s): UVA Black Lamps, Natural Sunlight
Supplemental information:
Additional Notes: