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Aerosol Size Distribution
It is measured with the SMPS and can be interpreted as a function of longitude below
cloud layer and free troposphere. Underneath cloud-aerosol features two-mode structure that is
distinguished by a minimum. Hoppel et al. (1986) indicated that this kind of minimum is seen
due to selective activation of a sizeable aerosol particle in the cloud forming process. Aqueous
phase chemistry, in particular, the oxidation of SO
2
to sulfate adds solute mass. When there is
cloud evaporation, larger aerosol particles creates accumulation size mode that is different from
smaller aerosol particles which do not increase in mass by aqueous phase chemistry. Combined
measurements outline that submicron size aerosol is mainly neutralized by H
2
SO
4
that will
repeatedly form a route by aqueous phase oxidation of SO
2
. The observation seen is that the
droplet mode has a higher ratio of sulfate to organics compared to the Aitken mode. Thus cannot
be tested using AMS due to the volume of the Aitken mode is not enough to quantify.
Aerosol Size Measurements
There are different types of equipment that measures aerosol size. They include:
A low-pressure electrical impactor that is used to measure the actual particles size
distribution and concentration. The sizes range between 6nm - 10 μm with almost 10 Hz
sampling rate. This instrument is also used for real-time particle charge distribution and
gravimetric impactor measurement. Using this equipment has advantages that are not
limited to comprehensive particle size range, real-time stand-alone services, vast sample
concentration range, it can perform post-measurement chemical analysis of the classified
size particles, and finally, it allows for real-time particle charge distribution and
gravimetric measurements.
High temperature electrical low-pressure impactor that makes it possible for direct
measurement of heated aerosol samples up to 180
0
c.the equipment avoids changes to the
sample that happens amid of cooling and dilution.
The Dekati low-pressure impactor places particles into 14 size fraction that begins from
ten microns to 16nm. Thus a chemical analysis of the size distinguished particles can be
achieved. The equipment can be used in different particles measurement applications
which can be heated up to a level of 180
0
c to record high temperature.
The Important of Measuring the Concentration of Aerosol
It is crucial to measure the concentration of aerosol because with that one can know that
small particle that ranges in size from one nm to ten microns are useful in the world. In fact,
there affect the atmosphere because of both warm and cool the climate. According to Schwartz
argued that aerosols are particles that accumulate in the air and comes from different sources
such as vapors from dust, biomass emissions, crops, and oceans. Therefore, these materials
undergo a chemical reaction, and as a result, there form particles in the atmosphere. Similarly, on
earth, it improves soil and water quality. It is also used as catalyst and engineering to speed up
the reactions and its rates. Indeed, it is applicable when making material designs and synthesis
where it gives new and advanced particles. Despite having all these benefits, aerosol makes
scientific and engineering websites not to be understood regarding properties and chemical
combination. Moreover, it is not easy to predict and also taking charge of applications and
impacts involved.

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The Aerosol Size Variations In Relation To the Chemistry
The high time resolution evaluation containing nitrate elements were carried out in
Riverside, CA. The experiment was carried with the help of automated particle nitrate monitor
and an aerosol time of flight mass spectrometer. The automated equipment gives a quantitative
data for accumulated total particle bound nitrate which takes ten minutes. On the other hand, the
aerosol mass spectrometer gives continuous information on aerodynamic size and a specific
element for chemical composition. These two systems there give four periods of elevated nitrate
concentrations for the time experimented. In these periods the mass concentration for nitrates is
determined by the automated particle nitrate monitor that range from 11 to19 μg/m3.

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Surname 1 Name Tutor Course Date Aerosol Size Distribution It is measured with the SMPS and can be interpreted as a function of longitude below cloud layer and free troposphere. Underneath cloud-aerosol features two-mode structure that is distinguished by a minimum. Hoppel et al. (1986) indicated that this kind of minimum is seen due to selective activation of a sizeable aerosol particle in the cloud forming process. Aqueous phase chemistry, in particular, the oxidation of SO2 to sulfate adds solute mass. When there is cloud evaporation, larger aerosol particles creates accumulation size mode that is different from smaller aerosol particles which do not increase in mass by aqueous phase chemistry. Combined measurements outline that submicron size aerosol is mainly neutralized by H2SO4 that will repeatedly form a route by aqueous phase oxidation of SO2. The observation seen is that the dr ...
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