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Speciation of organic carbon in the atmosphere

Cass, Glen R. (2000) Speciation of organic carbon in the atmosphere. Journal of Aerosol Science, 31 (S1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 0021-8502. doi:10.1016/S0021-8502(00)90009-0.

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Organic compounds often are the largest contributors to the fine particle concentration in the atmosphere of cities as well as many rural areas. Typically 30 to 40 % of the mass concentration of those particles smaller than one or two micrometers in diameter consists of organic material. In many cases, only the total organic carbon concentration is known from measurements made by thermal evolution and combustion analysis. In this presentation, methods will be described for investigation of the organic compound distribution that exists within the atmospheric particle mixture. A mass balance approach will be adopted that seeks to relate the individual organic compounds and compound classes to their relative abundance in the overall particulate organic compound and fine particle mass concentration in the atmosphere.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Available online 29 March 2003. Many of the techniques discussed here result from a group effort by more than a dozen collaborators whose names are given in the references cited below.
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Official Citation:Glen R. Cass, European Aerosol Conference 2000 Speciation of organic carbon in the atmosphere, Journal of Aerosol Science, Volume 31, 2000, Pages 1-4, ISSN 0021-8502, (
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