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An outdoor smog chamber and modeling study of toluene-NO_x photooxidation

Leone, Joseph A. and Flagan, Richard C. and Grosjean, Daniel and Seinfeld, John H. (1985) An outdoor smog chamber and modeling study of toluene-NO_x photooxidation. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 17 (2). pp. 177-216. ISSN 0538-8066. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150616-170135922

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Abstract

An experimental investigation of the gas-phase photooxidation of toluene–NO_x–air mixtures at part-per-million concentrations has been carried out in a 65-m^3, outdoor smog chamber to assess our understanding of the atmospheric chemistry of toluene. In addition, six CO-NO_x–air irradiations were conducted to characterize the chamber with regard to any wall radical sources. Measured parameters in the toluene–NO_x experiments included O_3, NO, NO_2, HNO_3, peroxyacetyl nitrate (PAN), CO, toluene, benzaldehyde, o-cresol, m-nitrotoluene, peroxybenzoyl nitrate (PBZN), temperature, relative humidity, aerosol size distributions, and particulate organic carbon. Predictions of the reaction mechanism of Leone and Seinfeld [7] are found to be in good agreement with the data under a variety of initial conditions. Additional simulations are used to investigate various mechanistic pathways in areas where our understanding of toluene chemistry is still incomplete.


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Flagan, Richard C.0000-0001-5690-770X
Seinfeld, John H.0000-0003-1344-4068
Alternate Title:An outdoor smog chamber and modeling study of toluene-NOx photooxidation
Additional Information:© 1985 Wiley. Received May 31, 1984. Accepted August 10, 1984. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation Grant No. ATM-8208625. The authors wish to gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Toby Shafer and Dale Warren in performing the chamber experiments. Helpful discussions with W. P. L. Carter are also acknowledged.
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