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Characterization of Size-Resolved Hygroscopicity of Black Carbon-Containing Particle in Urban Environment.
Environ Sci Technol ; 53(24): 14212-14221, 2019 Dec 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31722174
ABSTRACT
The hygroscopic properties of BC-containing particles (BCc) are important to determine their wet scavenging, atmospheric lifetime, and interactions with clouds. Such information is still lacking in the real world because of the challenges in isolating BCc from other aerosols to be directly characterized. In this study, the size-resolved chemical components of BCc including the refractory BC core and associated coatings were measured by a soot particle-aerosol mass spectrometer in suburban Nanjing. The size-resolved hygroscopicity parameter of BCc (κBCc) was obtained based on this full chemical characterization of BCc. We found increased inorganic fraction and more oxidized organic coatings with thicker coatings, which modified κBCc besides the determinant of particle size. The bulk κBCc was observed to range from 0.11 to 0.34. The size-resolved κBCc consistently showed minima at coated diameter (Dcoated) of 100 nm, parametrized as κ(x) = 0.28-0.35 × exp(-0.004 × x), x = Dcoated. Under critical supersaturations (SS) of 0.1% and 0.2%, the D50 values of BCc were 200 ± 20 and 135 ± 18 nm, respectively. On average 33 ± 16% and 59 ± 20% of BCc in number could be activated at SS = 0.1% and 0.2%, respectively. These results provide constraints on surface CCN sources for the light-absorbing BC-containing particles.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Idioma: Inglês Revista: Environ Sci Technol Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo