Cloud condensation nuclei activation of limited solubility organic aerosol

Kara E. Huff Hartz, Joshua E. Tischuk, Man Nin Chan, Chak K. Chan, Neil M. Donahue, Spyros N. Pandis

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The cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) activation of 19 organic species with water solubilities (Csat) ranging from 10-4 to 10 2 g solute 100 g-1 H2O was measured. The organic particles were generated by nebulization of an aqueous or an alcohol solution. Use of alcohols as solvents enables the measurement of low solubility, non-volatile organic CCN activity and reduces the likelihood of residual water in the aerosol. The activation diameter of organic species with very low solubility in water (Csat
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)605-617
Number of pages13
JournalAtmospheric Environment
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Environmental Science
  • Atmospheric Science


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